Faster, Easier User Interface Increases Student Safety across College Campuses Nationwide
Oct. 27, 2015 — Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, today announced the availability of the Rave Guardian App 6.0, the campus safety solution that transforms student smartphones into personal safety devices. Available November 1st, 2015, version 6.0 includes an easier and faster user interface, multi-campus support for larger institutions and expanded report capabilities.
Rave’s Guardian App 6.0 builds on the app’s strength of putting safety resources into students’ hands. All safety actions are now on the app’s home screen, linking users to friends, campus safety or tip-line with a single button-press. In addition, the new design extends Rave Guardian’s Section 508 compliance to provide faster and easier access to vision impaired users.
“The Guardian app is widely used by employees and students on the campus of Florida State University. It provides peace of mind and helps students feel safe knowing they have a tool that connects directly to the police if help is needed,” said David Perry, chief of police at Florida State University. “We plan to implement the latest version of the app to ensure the continued safety for our student population of 42,000 and more than 13,000 full and part time employees.”
The latest version’s multi-campus support gives each campus at larger institutions separate app configurations. This links app users to the closest safety resources based on which campus they are on. In addition, Rave Guardian’s new reporting console records both aggregate and individual event history from the app, providing tools to better understand its effectiveness and use-trends. This will help safety departments determine which areas of their campuses may need extra support.
Rave Guardian is a fully hosted Software-as-a-Service solution. Higher education institutions deploying Rave Guardian get access to a dispatcher console uniquely configurable to their specific campus operations. The secure system easily integrates into existing procedures and student information systems. It is also accompanied by 24/7 customer support.
With more than 1,200 college and university customers, Rave Mobile Safety is the market leader in campus safety technology. Its emergency communications notification system protects more than 40 percent of the entire higher education student population in the U.S. In addition to Guardian, Rave’s campus safety products also include Rave Alert, the most reliable broadcast emergency notification solution on the market, and Rave EyeWitness, which allows students to confidentially text campus police about threats or safety issues.
“Safety on campus is our number one priority at Rave. The redesign of the Guardian app will help to ensure that all of our users feel a greater sense of protection by having it on their phones. We’re also pleased to provide greatly improved access to the app for our vision impaired users,” said Tom Axbey, chief executive officer of Rave Mobile Safety. “Everyone is concerned about safety. The latest version of our app will provide a greater sense of security across campuses nationwide.”
To learn more about how to bring Rave Guardian App 6.0 to your campus, please visit: https://www.ravemobilesafety.com/rave-guardian
About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety is the most trusted safety software partner, providing innovative communication software for better emergency preparedness and faster response. Used by leading education institutes, enterprises and state and local public safety agencies, the award-winning portfolio of Rave Alert, Rave Guardian, Eyewitness, Rave Panic Button, Smart911 and SmartPrepare protects millions of individuals. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, Mass. For more information, please visithttps://www.ravemobilesafety.com.