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Emergency text messaging service available at two more universities

Andy Williams   ||   Aug 19, 2009  ||   ,

Two more universities have signed up with TipNow, the San Jose, Calif.-based text messaging service designed to increase campus safety by allowing students to anonymously notify campus security personnel regarding non-emergency suspicious activity.

California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn., are now offering the new service from Resiligence, Inc., which is looking to deploy the system with other universities, city police departments and corporate campuses.

TipNow is a tip collection and management system for anonymous tips originating from electronic mail and cell phone/personal digital assistant SMS or text messages. TipNow encrypts the reporter’s cell phone number or email ID, guaranteeing anonymity.

It is offered in the software as a service model which means it does not require any hardware installation or servicing by the user. TipNow also allows campus safety personnel to anonymously interact with the reporter.

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