Division of Finance and Administration

Guardian Virtual Safety Escort

Section 1

Guardian is a free and optional personal safety tool in the With U • For U mobile app that transforms your smartphone into a virtual safety escort. Set a virtual safety timer and have a friend or family member monitor your safety in real-time.

Download the With U • For U mobile app today and let your friends and family be your Guardian! 


Section 2

Frequently Asked Questions



Guardian is a free and optional personal safety tool in the With U • For U mobile app. Guardian transforms your smartphone into a virtual safety escort where your friends and family can virtually escort you to your destination.

Guardian is available to individuals who have a valid UCI email account.

The Guardian app is embedded in the free With U • For U mobile app (download instructions) available for iOS and Android devices.

Yes. Guardian uses the latest in security technologies and processes to ensure that all of your information is kept secure and private.

The features of the app will work off campus.

The basic profile features of Guardian work on any iPhone or Android smartphone running on any U.S.-based mobile carrier network with the app installed on it. Guardian can locate most smartphone devices on the AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon networks. Even if Guardian cannot determine your phone’s location, all other profile information will be made available to your Guardians when you use Guardian.

No. Your cell phone will receive a text message that provides you with a confirmation number indicating that your cell phone has been registered. No other advertisements or spam will be sent to your cell phone from Guardian.

Yes. Factors include, but are not limited to: whether or not you are calling from inside a building or a “dead spot”; the strength of your cell signal, such as proximity of cell towers or satellites; whether or not your phone is GPS enabled and, the type and quality of your phone; carrier and signal. If possible, you should provide detailed location information via text or voice. This will enable your Guardians to reach you quickly when Guardian is activated.

Landlines cannot be set up as a contact with Guardian.

Please note that UCI Police Department still offers in-person safety escorts by calling (949) 824-SAFE (7233). This service is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

No message will alert your Guardians if your phone battery dies during a safety timer session.

Have more questions?

Contact WithUForU@uci.edu or 949.824.6956question 14 for With U • For U mobile app questions

 

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