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SB Guardian is an app powered by RAVE Guardian which serves two main functions for your safety.
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Panic Call Mode

With this feature, users can program the Guardian phone number into a designated speed dial, allowing a one touch call that will automatically notify University Police. If the user's phone utilizes smart technology and has GPS capability, the panic call will also indicate the caller's location on campus, thereby facilitating a faster response by police or other emergency responders. Basic information including a photograph and personal description will also appear, alerting University Police as to the identity of the person in need. The user will also have the option to add additional information to the database including their vehicle information, allergies, or other special considerations emergency responders should be aware of when responding.

Safety Timer Mode

With this feature users can set a time that coincides with the time they expect to travel from one location on campus to another. If the caller arrives safely and deactivates their timer, the University Police Department will never receive notification that a timer was ever set. If the user does not deactivate their timer they will receive a notification from the app three minutes prior to its expiration. If the user does not reach their destination, or is otherwise detained, the timer will automatically trigger a panic call to University Police who will then be able to respond to their location. Users also have the option calling University Police directly from the app during or after the timer is set.

The features of the Guardian system will significantly enhance the safety of all students, faculty and staff on campus. Although we strongly recommend enrolling in the SB Guardian system, its use and enrollment are strictly voluntary.

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After you download the app, enter your mobile number and verify it using the verification code texted to your device.

Click the checkbox to agree to Guardian's Terms & Conditions, which can be reviewed in the app.

NEW USERS: Enter your full information (you must use your Stony Brook University email.) Confirm the email once received in your inbox.  RETURNING USERS: If you've removed the app and are re-downloading it, your information may be stored from SOLAR. Just verify the information is yours, and accurate. 

Your location MUST be enabled in order for Guardian to function properly.

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Enter emergency contacts, vehicles, and enable 9-1-1 profile sharing. If enabled, your Guardian profile can be shared with 9-1-1 operaters if you choose to do so. The information is only available to the 9-1-1 operators when you dial 9-1-1.