Personal safety alarm attached to backpackAlarms to enhance personal safety are again available free to campus.

Supply of personal safety alarms restocked

With more than 500 UWindsor personal safety alarms distributed last semester, the Office of the Provost is providing additional funding to make more available to the campus community.

“There was an overwhelming response to the devices in December,” said Phebe Lam, acting associate vice-president, student experience.

“Our campus community is clearly recognizing the value that these devices bring to their personal safety both on and off campus and we are thankful that the Office of the Provost was able to provide additional funding to ensure that every member of the campus community who wants a device has access to one.”

A personal safety alarm is a compact device that can be carried discreetly or attached to any personal item. It is designed to be used in an emergency to draw attention to an unsafe situation.

Matt D’Asti, director of Campus Community Police, noted that the device only emits a high-decibel sound and does not contact emergency services.

“The personal safety alarms are just another safety tool to be utilized, but we still encourage all of our campus community to download the Safe Lancer app and contact Campus Community Police in the event of an emergency on campus,” he said.

Personal safety alarms are available to students at the following locations:

  • Toldo Lancer Centre front desk
  • student centre front desk
  • Leddy Library front desk
  • Campus Community Police main office (2455 Wyandotte St. W.)
  • Campus Community Police downtown office (room 4009, 300 Ouellette Ave.)
  • WalkSafe main campus (room 233, student centre)
  • WalkSafe downtown campus (room 125, SoCA Armouries building)

Personal safety alarms for staff and faculty, sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, are available from the Campus Community Police main office.

—Sarah Hébert