Setting Up and Using AlertUs Desktop Activator on your PC

This program provides a discreet way for you to alert the APSU Police to an emergency in your area. Once activated, the emergency message is received in the police dispatch center and university police officers will be dispatched to your location. This is a one-way communication. The dispatcher is not able to send a return message. Note: For Laptop Users - The Alertus Activator only works on campus when connected to the secure network.


  1. Locate the AlertUs icon in your taskbar.
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  2. Right-click on the icon and choose Settings.
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  3. Fill in the information, making sure to enter the entire building name (not its abbreviation), your entire name, and the entire phone number where you can be reached. Click Save.
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  4. To activate the alert, right-click on the icon and choose PRESS FOR HELP. Alternatively you can double-click on the icon on your desktop.
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  5. Choose the type of emergency and then enter a description. Click Send Alert.
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  6. You will see a confirmation that the alert has been sent to Public Safety. Click OK.
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