²Ê¿â±¦µäapp uses an emergency notification system called .
²Ê¿â±¦µäapp willÂ notify students and employeesÂ through text, email, and push notifications on the PunchAlert app when an emergency occurs or a college-wide message is sent. Messaging would be sent when the Collegeâs operations are impacted by events such as inclement weather. Simply delete the notification after it's be read.
The PunchAlert app also can be used to quickly report an emergency to the nearest responders using PunchAlertâs red panic button. If the user is on any ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp campus, it will automatically contact ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp Campus Police and Public Safety so the emergency can be reported. Off campus locations will contact the 911 call center in that area. Users will be prompted to select the emergency type and can text/chat with responders or select the phone icon to communicate via phone call. Users will also be prompted to send their statusÂ letting responders know that they are "OK," "Not OK," or "Off Property."
If the panic button is accidentally pushed, press the X to cancel. Users have 30 seconds to cancel or report. It will automatically report at the end of 30 seconds.Ìý
The PunchAlert app may beÂ downloaded toÂ an unlimited number of mobile devices. There is no charge to download or use the app.Ìý
If the app is not installed,Â students and employeesÂ will still receive text and email notifications. Text notifications will be sent to the cell phone the College has on file, and email notifications will be sent toÂ ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp email accounts.
In order to receive notifications to mobile devices and to get started with the app, make sure the cell phone number that ²Ê¿â±¦µäapp has on file is up-to-date and is the one that notices should be sent to. Visit Â and select the bottom "User Settings" icon, then the âUser Profileâ link. Check to make sureÂ âCell Phoneâ is chosen as the phone type. If âhomeâ phone is displayingÂ instead of âcellâ phone, notifications will not be sent. Confirm that theÂ cell phone number is the same number for the device the app is installed on.
To access PunchAlert, create an account and sign into the app after it is downloaded. Visit the to register.
For questions, contact ITS Help Desk at 919-536-7261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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