LifeLine Response EDU
LifeLine EDU is a personal safety app for iPhone and Android smartphones that can be used anytime, anywhere. This app is offered free to all North Park University students, as well as full-time faculty and staff.
If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot verbally articulate what help you might need, this app can send an emergency alert on your behalf and communicate your location and identification details to emergency responders.
The app is initiated with a 4-digit code and by holding your thumb on the screen. By removing your thumb, an alert is sent to emergency responders.
You may also initiate a hands-free timer mode that sends an emergency alert if you have not deactivated the app within a specified amount of time. This is ideal for activities such as jogging or carrying books.
The app comes with GPS location and tracking, which provides emergency responders with your exact location and other details, like height and hair color.
In addition to alerting a 24-hour call center during an emergency, the app will also send notifications to up to seven contacts of your choice. Two contacts are required to use the app.
LifeLine Setup Tips
Choosing Your Codes
When setting up the app, you'll choose a 4-digit code to operate the app. You'll use it when you are both arming and disarming the app. Choose numbers that are simple to input into your phone, and easy to remember.
The app will designate a second secret code that is 1 digit higher than the code you choose. This secret code is to be used if you find yourself in an emergency and need to give the appearance of turning the app off, but still want to notify emergency responders you need assistance.
Fill in Your Personal Profile
The app will ask you for details like your height, weight, and hair color. Provide as much information as you can; if you ever use the app to call for an emergency responder, these details will be automatically transmitted to them (along with your GPS location) so they are better able to locate you.
Choose Your LifeLines
You can select up to seven people to be your LifeLInes, inputting their email addresses and cell phone numbers. (Their phones must be able to receive text messages.) You must choose two people when you are setting up the app, and you can go back and add more. These LifeLines will receive a text and email alert that you are in trouble—along with instructions for how to learn more about the situation—should you ever activate the alarm through your app. The app will still notify your local emergency responders, based on your GPS location.
We recommend inputting your parents, a trusted sibling, close friend or roommate, another close adult relative, a boyfriend or girlfriend—individuals who will want to know or be able to assist you following an emergency situation.
Please inform your LifeLines that you are choosing them. They will receive an email from LifeLine Response letting them know they have been chosen as your LifeLine and will have to respond to accept this responsibility.