King’s College uses CampusShield as our emergency notification provider.
With CampusShield, you can receive and report emergencies with just a few taps or swipes on your smartphone. Get the FREE app in the Google Play Store or the App Store. Set up the app using the video above as guidance. The Emergency Notification System provides notifications via text, email, or voice call on emergencies ranging from weather delays, emergency weather incidents, suspicious activity, and more. Students should sign up to stay informed and sign up with their King’s email address.
Parents - You can sign up to receive all emergency notifications by creating an account for yourself at https://go.kings.edu/ENS
Parents do not have access to the CampusShield app. You must have a King’s email address to register the CampusShield app.
App features include:
- Emergency Button – Directly connects you to campus safety forces
- Anonymous Tip – Anonymously submit tips and safety concerns with photos / videos.
- FriendWatch – If your pre-set timer hits 0:00, your emergency contacts are notified.
- Campus Resources – Stay updated by accessing a multitude of campus resources.
- Maps – Connect to your campus maps.
- Should you have any questions regarding our new emergency notification system, please address your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I download my campus's safety app?
Your campus safety app helps connect you with your campus safety forces directly in multiple ways. You can anonymously send tips to safety forces with photos and videos attached… keeping your identity a secret. If you need emergency assistance, pressing the Emergency Button will call the proper safety forces directly and track you until you enter your personal secure PIN (created at registration). You can also stay up to date with campus resources, events and receive notifications about important campus news.
Does the app cost money?
The app is free to download and to use. Standard phone and data charges may apply if you place an emergency call or use the safety escort feature.
What are 'notification groups'?
Selecting a notification group allows you to receive any information safety forces push to your phone. The information appears in the form of a ‘push notification’ so it’s important that you allow the app to send you notification if you want to receive these messages. If you do not want to receive these alerts, simply press continue without selecting a group.
Can my family and friends use the app?
Parents and friends - You can sign up to receive all emergency notifications by creating an account for yourself at https://go.kings.edu/ENS
Parents and friends do not have access to the CampusShield app. You must have a King’s email address to register the CampusShield app.
Why do you need my phone number to register?
The basic profile information is shared with friends, family or dispatchers / first responders if you ever need help! The secure PIN is used to access / change profile information and also to de-activate tracking after an emergency feature has been activated.
Does the app track my location?
The safety app ONLY tracks your location when you press the emergency button. You can stop this tracking anytime by entering your secure PIN. The app never passively tracks your location or allows safety forces to see your whereabouts without you signaling for assistance.
Can I use the app if I'm off campus?
Yes, the app can be used off campus. If you press the ‘Emergency Button’ off campus, then your call will be directed to 911. If you submit a tip from off campus, it will still be sent to campus safety forces.