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A click of a button on your smart phone can alert UNM police in just seconds, which is the point behind "Lobo Guardian," a new app just unveiled by UNM.

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'Lobo Guardian' app helps students report crimes

At u-n-m to stay safe.

And it's available through technology pretty much all of them have... all of the time.

It's an app called "lobo guardian."

Nikki ibarra shows us it makes it much easier for students to report crimes on campus.

A click of this button on your smart phone can alert u-n-m police ... in just seconds.

And that's really the point behind "lobo-guardian" ... a ne app just unveiled by u-n-m.

Bottom line -- the university wants to make it easy and more comfortable for students to report crimes or anything suspicious.

They're able to give tips, real time tips uh, anytime.

They go right to our dispatcher counsels.

The app can also alerts friends of your location -- which could be useful for a lot of students on campus ... who are always on the run.

It sounds like a good idea.

We're always on our phones.

For the most, freshman jordan liesse feels safe on campus ... but not all the time.

So this app -- will come in handy.

I'm here late a lot sometimes because i have labs so sometimes it's a little scary.

Unm is a little dark at night.

The app also allows a user to report a unanimous tip ... and one way to do that -- is by snapping a picture ... which goes straight to police.

We can actually uh, respond probably more accurately.

Police say they'll treat these reports ... or emergencies ... just like they do if students were to call 9-1-1.

It takes advantage of the technology that members of our community are always already using.

Reporting from unm, nikki ibarra, kob eyewitness news 4.

The app is only for u-n-m students.

They can get it for free.

We've posted a link on k-o-b dot com.

Just click on




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