SeQure App

SeQure is a mobile safety app developed for the Queen's Community. It provides quick access to Campus Security and Emergency Services resources, including the campus security emergency line, and student government services such as AMS Walkhome.

SeQure provides tips, information and tools to help the Queen's community further enhance their security.

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As part of focused efforts to keep the campus community safe, a COVID-19 assessment tool has been added to SeQure.

Download today and ensure that you’re prepared in the event of an emergency.

This app was developed with direction from the Queen's University Campus Safety Working Group.

Go to web version of SeQure app

App features

SeQure features include:

  • COVID-19 Updates and Self-Assessment Tool
  • Emergency Contacts: Contact the correct services for the Queen’s University area in case of an emergency or a non-emergency concern
  • AMS Walkhome: This is a free service provided by the Alma Mater Society that provides the user with a team of one male and one female who will walk with the user to their destination.
  • SafeWalk: Similar to the AMS Walkhome Service, but operated by Campus Security and Emergency Services when Walkhome is not available.
  • Friend Walk: Use the app to send your location to a friend or family member as you walk, they can follow your progress and alert emergency services if required.
  • Tip Reporting: Multiple ways to report a safety/security concern directly to Queen’s University security.
  • Safety notifications: Receive instant notifications and instructions from campus safety when on-campus emergencies occur.
  • Crime Mapping: View recent crimes that have occured on and near campus.
  • WorkAlone: Use the app to "check in" with you periodically while working alone or during late hours. If you don't respond, the app will alert Campus Security.
  • Campus safety resources: maps of campus, map of Emergency Phone locations, and emergency planning documents
  • Support Services - where to find supports on campus 
  • Accessibility notifications: get push notifications regarding accessibility issues on campus
Read about the developers - two Queen's alumni!

COVID-19 Assessment Module FAQs

The app is updated periodically, most often the app will automatically update to the latest version, but from time to time you need to force the update.  Tap the SeQure Banner at the top of the app or go to About/Preferences > Data Update > Check for Updates

The app is updated periodically, most often the app will automatically update to the latest version, but from time to time you need to force the update.  Tap the SeQure Banner at the top of the app or go to About/Preferences > Data Update > Check for Updates

The App is provided by a third-party, cloud-based, service provider AppArmor, a Toronto-based company. Queen’s has conducted a privacy and security assessment of the app and has entered into a legally binding agreement with terms that address the appropriate collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with Ontario’s privacy legislation.

The App will collect your name, phone number, email address, Queen’s Net ID, your response to COVID-19 screening questions which are based on the Province of Ontario COVID-19 screening questions, the building(s) you plan to be in and the date and time of day (morning/afternoon) you expect to be on campus.  The screening question that asks about potential COVID-19 symptoms asks if you are exhibiting any symptoms and collects one yes/no answer to the list of symptoms provided. The App does not ask questions about individual symptoms.

Your data is stored in Canada, on Canadian servers.  Nevertheless, data may transit through other jurisdictions for processing.  Queen’s has conducted a security review and is satisfied that all the data is encrypted in transit and at rest.

Based on the recommendations of Public Health, the SeQure App will store the data for up to 30 days after which it will be securely destroyed.

Your supervisor, manager or unit head and staff in Human Resources who manage the data.  If contact tracing is required, Queen’s Environmental Health and Safety and the appropriate Public Health Agencies.

The result of the self-assessment questionnaire (Pass/Fail), the date of completion of the questionnaire, the list of buildings you identified accessing and the time of day you identified as being on campus may be shared with your supervisor, manager or unit head to help manage active monitoring on campus.  In the instance of a confirmed case, the information you provide may be used for contact tracing purpose by Queen’s or Public Health.

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