What is Callmy Alert?

Free to download in Apple, Android and Windows app stores, the Callmy Alert app allows us to inform our students and staff of any significant safety threats on campus. This might be a major fire, a gas leak, or a terrorism related incident.

In the event of a major safety threat, you will receive a message in real time, informing you where the incident is and which areas to avoid. The system updates continuously and covers all of the University estate. Firearms or weapons attacks on UK campuses are rare, but the app will help you to stay safe should an incident occur. This compliments the recommended Police advice of Run, Hide, Tell.

How can I download it?

You can download the app for free from the app store relevant to your device. Once you’ve downloaded the app, there will be a simple verification process and you will need to add the group name UoRalert. The app will not access your contacts, share your data or offer in-app purchases. You will receive occasional test messages to make sure that everything is working properly.

If you have any questions about the Callmy Alert app, please contact the Security team at securitycontrol@reading.ac.uk or on 0118 378 7799.