How Kokomo24/7® Can Improve Physical Safety On Campus

Whether it’s cramming for that next big exam or trying to land a first job after school, college students have a lot to worry about. According to a survey conducted by ADT and the Clery Center regarding what today’s college students are most worried about, physical safety was the leading response with a staggering 82 percent of college students saying they were “concerned” about their physical safety on campus.  

College campuses are usually large and open areas, leaving many spots on campus susceptible to outsiders and unwanted visitors. And with violent incidents on the rise, students are worried that their campuses lack the security needed to keep them safe, and deal with violent incidents when they occur.  

Why Is This Happening?  

Violent incidents on college campuses and schools are on the rise. According to data from Everytown researchers, there have been eight shootings on college campuses since 2007 that killed three or more people.   

But it isn’t only shootings that college students need to worry about. The issues of sexual assault, a lack of trust in the Title IX process, and drugging amongst students at bars and parties have also become prevalent issues. Students are not only worried about being victims of crime, but worried about how the incident will be handled.   

According to the survey conducted by ADT and the Clery Center, 77 percent of students say they occasionally worry about an active shooter, but 56 percent of students claim they have never interacted with a security guard on campus. This statistic illustrates the worry that college students live with, yet, the lack of resources available for them to manage these stressors.  

The survey concluded that the top five factors contributing to students worrying about their physical safety were: 

1. Lack of security presence 
2. Dark pathways 

3. Lack of trust in Title IX 
4. Easy access to buildings  
5. Rise in violent incidents 

How Kokomo24/7® Can Help  

Kokomo24/7® understands the challenges of colleges and universities because we have been helping to implement and manage student health, safety, and well-being initiatives since 2018. Whether small or large, we can empower your campus community to foster a culture of safety with our robust, yet easy-to-use software tools that help you better manage both the predictable and unpredictable.  

Kokomo24/7® software tools look to streamline complex tasks and consolidate workflow, saving you time and leading to better management of predictable and unpredictable problems. Here are a few ways our modules can help your campus better manage the physical safety of your students: 


Emergency Alert - Our Emergency Alert Button helps ensure the safety of all campus community members with a way to call for help during times of extreme emergency. With the simple press of a button, first responders can be dispatched to your location.    

Visitor Management - With our Visitor Management tool, you can ensure all visitors are properly managed and tracked through screening tools, attendance tracking, and options for digital badging, resulting in safer, more secure campuses for students everywhere. 

Anonymous Reporting - The Kokomo24/7® Anonymous Reporting tool provides students, staff, and community members with a private way to report concerning behavior. According to the U.S. Department of Education, in four out of five shootings, somebody knew of the shooter’s plan before the attack occurred.  

Incident Management - Our Incident Management tool features one centralized dashboard to help you collect, track, manage, and respond to student claims and cases. Our dashboard saves prior information to create a clearer, comprehensive picture of your student’s experience and ensures that student claims are dealt with in a timely manner. 


Ever since Kokomo24/7® was founded in 2018, we have been a leader in compliance and risk management solutions for all things health and safety. Kokomo24/7® proudly serves schools, communities, and workplaces. Our mission is to deliver highly effective, easy-to-use and trusted compliance and risk management solutions that bridge the gap between student safety and technology.  

Whether you work for a small school, a large school, or any institution in between, we want to hear from you! To learn more about Kokomo24/7® or to get a free 15-minute demo click the button below. 


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