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PhoneFlare App Offers Additional Safety Measure

PhoneFlare is a free app recommended by the UTSA Police Department that helps ensure a person’s safety. There are three ways the app will send an alert during an emergency. Once activated, you can press a button on the phone. You can also rip the headphones or any accessory out of the audio jack or charging port. You could also set a time to check in with your phone; then, when the time comes, the phone will send a check-in reminder. If you don’t check in, the phone will trigger an emergency alert.

When an emergency occurs, PhoneFlare automatically sends your GPS location to all the contacts you had registered in the device as well as alerting campus police that you are in danger. UTSA also offers free keychain safety whistles to staff as a personal defense tool.