Turn your cell phone into a personalized safety device by downloading the FREE Drexel Guardian application, available for Android and Apple devices. In the event of an emergency, Drexel Guardian allows the Drexel Public Safety Communications Center to immediately access important information about you, such as your name, photograph, important medical information and location when you initiate contact through the app — dramatically increasing the odds that they can find you and help you during an emergency. The service is free and voluntary, and the information you provide is kept completely confidential.
In order to use the Drexel Guardian service, you must first download the Drexel Guardian application. Search “Rave Guardian” in the Apple App Store for iPhones or Google Play Store for Android phones and register using your Drexel email address.
For additional information on how to register your phone, how to set up your personal profile, and how to activate Drexel Guardian in an emergency, view Drexel Guardian’s Frequently Asked Questions.
How does it work?
Emergency GPS Locator - Based on your cell phone signal, a GPS locator is activated during your self-initiated emergency communication. The registered profile information assists Drexel Public Safety in identifying, locating and assisting you.
Set a Safety Timer - Notify Drexel Police or people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place by setting a safety timer.
Manage & Message Your Guardians – Invite family, friends or others to be your Guardian, and communicate with them within the app as needed.
Easy Emergency Communication - Call safety officials directly for help if you are in trouble through one-touch dialing and send text tips – including photos – if you see something suspicious.
Drexel Guardian is not a substitute for calling Drexel Police (215.895.2222) or Philadelphia Police (911). In the event of an emergency, users are advised to call 215.895.2222 or 911, as Drexel Guardian should not be used as the primary source for an emergency assistance call. Drexel Guardian is an optional back-up alert notification system that users may use at their discretion. As with any cell phone usage, certain factors (such as signal strength, type and quality of your phone carrier, and dead spots) can affect the GPS locator accuracy.