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NEW! HECM Alert Mobile App

The HECM Alert App instantly alerts you of campus emergencies or warnings on any Android or iOS device with a data connection.

Download the HECM Alert Mobile App

Go to the Google Play Store Go to the Apple App Store

The HECM Alert App comes with a number of new safety tools, including:

Friend Walk

Send your location to a friend or family member so they can follow your progress until you reach your destination. Friend Walk works wherever you are!*

Here’s how it works:

  1. Tap the “Friend Walk” button in the App and choose a contact. Your friend will receive a text message with a link. Once they click the link, they will see a map with your active location.
  2. Set your destination and start moving. Use the crosshairs to select a final destination on the map. Your friend will see your destination and be able to track your progress.

    At any time on your journey, you can hit the “Emergency Button” to notify your friend to make an emergency call!

  3. Finish your trip and disconnect. Once you’ve safely reached your destination, click “Finish Trip” to complete your Friend Walk.

* Friend Walk will work anywhere as long as you have a data connection and your location services are turned on. Watch a video to see the Friend Walk feature in action.

Mobile Blue Light

Works anywhere and contacts the nearest 911 dispatch in your area.

Emergency Procedures

Quickly review University procedures for many emergency situations, including an active shooter, bomb threat, concerning behavior, suspicious letter or package, severe weather, hazardous materials, airborne and foodborne illness, first aid, evacuation, fire safety, and gas leak.

Emergency Contacts

Direct links to 911, campus security, local police and sheriff.

Safety Toolbox

Send an email with a map of your exact location, or send an “I’m OK” message to friends or family members.

Campus Map Library

Provides immediate access to maps to the Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen.

More information about the HECM Alert Mobile App can be found on our FAQs page.