RAVE Guardian is a FREE Smartphone-based security application that allows users to call 911, call RCCD police, set up a timed virtual escort, notify specific people about their status and location, and text RCCD Police about security threats or other problems.
What are the features of RAVE Guardian?
RAVE Guardian has six (6) distinct features:
This feature allows users to identify specific friends, family, and others as “GUARDIANS.” During a timer virtual escort session, “Guardians” and RCCD Police dispatchers can check the status of the user before the timer expires.
Call 911 is a direct dial feature to 911 operators for RAVE Guardian. There are times when dialing a number can attract more attention than you want. With this function, users can simply touch the "Call 911" button, confirm the call to 911, and the application does the rest.
Call RCCD Police
The Call RCCD Police feature can serve the user in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Users can activate the
Call RCCD Police as a panic button to contact the RCCD Police in the event of an emergency. This provides an enhanced benefit over 911 because the RCCD Police can access your location via GPS and the responding units will be able to view your user profile. The Police Department can only access your location if you set up the app to permit it.
Safety Timer (Virtual Escort)
The Safety Timer function allows Guardian to serve as a virtual escort for the user. The user simply estimates the time it will take to get from one place to other, sets the timer for the estimated time, and starts their journey. The application timer winds down until it expires. If the user does not deactivate the timer before it expires, the application notifies designated Guardians and the RCCD Police that something is wrong. The police access the user profile and tracking functions of the device to geographically identify their location.
Send a Tip
Send a Tip allows the user to send an anonymous, two-way communication related to a crime or security tip directly to the RCCD Police. The application includes a list of possible problems like bullying, accidents, suspicious activity, etc. The user can also use the “other” description for problems not included in the list.
The Mailbox feature allows Guardian to send the user helpful information about the application to include reminders for updates, new features, etc. to always keep users informed.