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Step-by-step guide

What is WatSAFE desktop notification?

WatSAFE desktop notification is one of several channels the University of Waterloo's emergency communication system will use to distribute messages in the event of an emergency. When triggered, the WatSAFE desktop notification software would cause a pop-up window to appear on the users desktop screen, displaying the emergency message. 

Installation

To install the latest version of the WatSAFE Desktop Notification software on a Mac workstation:

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If you are responsible for managing a group of Mac machines, you may request a package-based deployment version via Request Tracker (RT), rt-IST-ISC-SkypeTeams@rt.uwaterloo.ca

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Note

The AppArmor WatSAFE desktop notification client will now automatically update

Verifying installation

To ensure the WatSAFE Desktop Notification tool is installed, look for the icon (University crest with green circle/check mark) in the menu bar and ensure the status icon is green. Hovering over the icon will display WatSAFE Desktop Notification. 

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Need help?

Contact the IST Service Desk online or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357.

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