What We're Talking About This Week - February 23rd

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In The News This Week

This week marked the one week anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families and friends, and all those affected by such a senseless tragedy. In the wake of such tremendous loss, we are comforted by the sense of community, support, and resilience demonstrated nationwide.

This week in industry news, Campus Safety shared a report from IHS Markit about the rise in mass notification system software (MNS) solutions in the Americas. The MNS software market is expected to grow at a rate of 6.8% from 2017 to 2021, reaching $293.1 million in 2021.

Key Highlights:

  • In the Americas, natural disasters are occurring more frequently, so unimpeded mass communication during these events is critical
  • Hawaii's emergency missile warning blunder highlights the importance of user-friendly system interfaces to reduce human error
  • Western European countries are constrained by local laws and regulations surrounding the use of personal information and privacy, but their markets are still up for grabs. The MNS software emergency communication market in these countries is expected to grow 11.4% annually from 2017 to 2021.

 

This Week From the Rave Team

Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog.

Are You in a High Rise Facility? You Might Not Be Safe Up There

shutterstock_734651542-e1508530392246In recent years, safety in high rise facilities has been enhanced by new technology - but that's only if your building has made the right investments. It might be time to check and see if your high rise facility is equipped to handle the next emergency.

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Long Island Focuses on Storm Safety Ahead of Next Disaster

shutterstock_734475445Are you able to account for all residents with disabilities or mobility issues during an emergency? If your answer is no, you might need to rethink your community's emergency action plan. After Hurricane Sandy, Long Island, NY updated its evacuation procedures to better protect residents against future emergencies. Is your community at-risk? Long Island may have the solution.

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Rave in the News

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is ranked 11th nationally among the National Council for Home Safety and Security's 2018 Safest College Campuses in the U.S. for institutions with more than 10,000 students.

SIUE is committed to safety and has invested in safety technology, such as the Rave Guardian app, to maintain a secure campus. Campus police officers are academy trained and engage in community policing programs. SIUE works closely with local and regional law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe environment on campus.

Eager to improve campus security but not sure where to begin? Learn how the University of Cincinnati became a leader in student safety.

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Jackson Lucas

Written by Jackson Lucas

Jackson - an enthusiastic rock climber and storyteller - focuses his time on content creation, fixing the website, SEO strategy and working with current Rave customers to make sure they have the proper tools and knowledge to execute successful community marketing campaigns. In a previous life, he was an avid scientist and environmentalist. He spent his undergraduate career studying rocks and educating others on environmental sustainability and eco-justice. He also spent 4 years diligently researching the history of climate change in Antarctica to better understand today's changing world. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Colgate University.

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