Campus Alert System Updated

Look for your invite to download Omnilert

Dec 7, 2022

Florida Southern College is rolling out a new safety app for students, faculty, and staff.

Omnilert

Omnilert is a free to use app that will allow students to call 9-1-1 and Campus Safety at the same time in case of emergency and also receive important alerts related to campus security.

“It’s the next step in providing security for our students, faculty, and staff,” said Eric Rauch, Florida Southern’s director of campus safety and security.

Students will receive a personal access code through their email which they can use to log into Omnilert one time. From there users of the app will be able to access links to emergency plans, the FSC telephone directory, Lakeland weather, parking regulations, the school map, and the Title IX policy.  Users will only need to log in one time. The app will automatically log you in when you open it. 

In case of emergency, users will be able to hold down a call button to either submit a silent alert, call Campus Safety, 9-1-1, or both at the same time. When a user calls, their location will be sent to dispatchers who will immediately dispatch officers to respond.

The app will not continuously track its users. The only time it will track the user is when they activate it with an emergency alert.

In case of an emergency off campus, users can still use the one-touch call button on the app to call 9-1-1.

Users can also submit tips about problems on campus either anonymously or openly. 

Omnilert is used by thousands of customers to keep millions of people safe. Included in those customers is the University of Maryland, DuPont, the American Red Cross, and Google.