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Text Messages

RyersonSafe alerts can be delivered by text message to any mobile device that can connect to the cellular network.

Subscribe to receive text alerts

To subscribe, text the word “Ryerson” to the number 723-389.  

We recommend saving the number 723-389 to your contacts under RyersonSafe so that you recognize the alert.

To stop receiving texts, text the word “STOP” to the number 723-389.

Note: Text messages are sent via the RyersonSafe vendor, AppArmor. Standard message and data rates may apply.

Preview of an alert sent via text message

An example of a text message alert from RyersonSafe indicating a power outage on campus.

Alert via text message on a mobile device

Alerts point to one single source of information

When an alert is sent out, the RyersonSafe system will generate an accompanying web page that will act as the single source of information. This page will be hosted by AppArmor (the mass notification system supplier) on their servers. Alerts to your device, email, on the website banner and Twitter will point to this page for all the details we have available for you.

The aim is to get you the information you need to make informed decisions, which means you may receive multiple alerts within the span of a few minutes.


The source of information page include all details about a specific safety alert on campus.

Each time a new alert is sent, a new source of information page will be generated. We encourage you to pay attention to the date and time stamp on the alert so you know when it was sent. 

When the issue is resolved, an “all clear” notification will be sent

RyersonSafe alerts provide the latest and most up-to-date information. When an issue has been resolved, we will send an alert stating the issue is all clear.

Questions?

If you have any questions about RyersonSafe, please contact Lindsay Canning, Community Safety and Security, at lindsay.canning@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000, ext. 3076.

If you have any general questions for Community Safety and Security, please email security@ryerson.ca or call 416-979-5040.