New smartphone app lets students instantly send video to police

University of Maryland's M-Urgency app gives students direct line to campus police and dispatch


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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland students, faculty and staff were given access this week to a free Android smartphone app that gives them a direct and instantaneous line of communication to campus police and dispatch.

With the M-Urgency app, smartphone users on the College Park campus have the ability to broadcast real-time audio and video to emergency dispatchers with the push of a button. Police and fire can also find the user’s approximate location by triangulating off of the phone’s built-in GPS and cell towers.

The University of Maryland announcement called the app the first of its kind in the world.

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