Cool app: University app turns smartphones into live broadcast tool for security
Computer scientists at the University of Maryland have built a first-of-its-kind smartphone app that automatically connects students and staff with campus police by opening up video and audio feeds on their devices.
The app is called "M-Urgency," and for now, it's going to work with Android phones. An iPhone version is coming for the campus.
I have more details in my Sunday story about the app and the burgeoning business of campus security apps.
But don't expect those quaint "blue light poles" -- the ones with the phones that patch you through directly to campus security -- to go the way of the dodo bird anytime soon.
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