LiveSafe

LiveSafe

LiveSafe

Creating a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty and staff is paramount at Naugatuck Valley Community College.  As part of our ongoing safety efforts, we are proud to offer LiveSafe, a free app which provides a 24/7 link to our campus public safety, virtual escort services, access to safety resources, and an easy way for everyone to communicate their safety needs.  Its user-friendly features help you stay safe and enable us to better protect you.

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Benefits

  • You can call or send a text message to the NVCC Public Safety Department.
  • Information, tips, and safety concerns can be sent to the NVCC Public Safety Department via the messaging feature, which gives you the option of adding a picture, video, and audio.
  • Users always control their privacy. You can report tips and suspicious activity anonymously.
  • When calling 911, users can enable their phone to provide GPS location to receive faster police response.
  • A feature called SafeWalk™ lets your friends and family virtually track you on a campus map until you arrive safely to your destination.
  • A Safety Map shows important safety locations and equipment.
  • With the broadcast message feature, you can receive important safety communications from the NVCC Public Safety Department.

Download and set-up LiveSafe:

  1. Download the app on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Select "Naugatuck Valley Community College" as your affiliation.
  3. Fill in your user profile.
  4. You're set! Start using the app to stay safe every day.

LiveSafe Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

LiveSafe is a free mobile safety app made available by NVCC campus public safety and is easy and quick to use! Download the LiveSafe mobile app in the App Store or the Google Play store.

Select "Naugatuck Valley Community College" as the school / agency and fill out your user profile.

The app is available as a free download to all Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty, and staff.  In addition, NVCC parents may download LiveSafe to receive timely alerts and notifications. 

Yes!  The LiveSafe app is fully functional on both the Danbury and Waterbury campus. 

The app is available as a free download to all Naugatuck Valley Community College students, faculty, and staff.  In addition, NVCC parents may download LiveSafe to receive timely alerts and notifications. 

NVCC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the LiveSafe app to communicate with NVCC police about any issues, concerns or questions related to campus safety and security. The app may be used to inquire about policies and best practices for getting help for a friend, reporting vandalism, suspicious activity or any other issue related to conduct and well-being.

NVCC police can easily re-categorize reports, so users don't need to worry if they mistakenly select the wrong category. If you are unsure which category the report falls into, select "Other".

No. While users are encouraged to provide picture, audio, or video evidence when sending in reports, they are only advised to do so if the circumstances are safe.

Users will not be penalized for making claims that turn out to be untrue. So long as reports aren't purposefully and falsely claimed, people are encouraged to share information with police.

Users can send in tip reports using the anonymous feature if they are not comfortable with disclosing their identity. NVCC police will not be able to see who the report is coming from if this is activated.

No. When faced with an emergency situation, LiveSafe recommends and promotes dialing 911. The aim of the LiveSafe app is to provide a new channel to report non-emergency information and crimes to the NVCC Police Department.

If you are in an emergency situation (on- or off-campus), you can use LiveSafe's 911 distress button. When calling 911 using LiveSafe, NVCC police will receive greater information and intelligence in order to provide assistance faster. NVCC police will receive the caller's GPS coordinates and emergency contact information; ensuring dispatchers respond more efficiently and quickly.

For any emergency that is time-sensitive and poses risk to life and health, 911 should always be called. Otherwise, campus police can be called for other non-emergencies and to provide general information and requests.

So long as users have the capacity to make voice calls, we encourage anyone in an emergency to always call 911. If a user is unable to make a direct call due to situational or technical issues, or if they must be discrete, then users may "Message NVCC police" and start a live two-way chat with NVCC police.

LiveSafe respects the privacy of individuals and law enforcement agencies. Data will only be analyzed in aggregate form once individual information is scrubbed and anonymized. Evidence information belongs solely to the law enforcement agency for which it was designated.

Information submitted is monitored 24/7 by the NVCC police. In case campus safety requires further information on any report, the police will follow-up and live chat with the user.
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