University of Arkansas’s Flagship Campus in Fayetteville to Deploy Acclaimed Campus Safety Application from Rave Mobile Safety
September 30, 2014 – Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, today announced that the University of Arkansas will be deploying the company’s acclaimed Rave Guardian App by the end of the year at its main campus in Fayetteville to better protect its more than 26,000 students, faculty and staff. Rave Guardian is the first and most proven technology of its kind and now protects students at more than 100 higher education institutions across the United States.
The patented technology uses Rave’s heralded public safety-grade infrastructure and the Rave Guardian App to transform mobile phones into personal safety devices that can also engage an entire campus community in safety and policing efforts. It greatly improves communication and officials’ ability to respond to incidents and protect students, faculty and staff, by delivering critical information in real-time.
Among its many features, Rave Guardian enables users to create a virtual safety network including campus safety, trusted friends and family. The Rave Guardian App lets users set a “Safety Timer” session. Once activated, the “personal guardians” in their virtual safety network can monitor the user’s status updates and location, and be notified at assigned check-in times. If the timer expires or the user initiates a panic call, Rave Guardian also automatically notifies trusted safety resources on campus. Additionally, students can use the App to send anonymous tips and photos to campus security.
Additional features of Rave Guardian include:
- Campus Safety Connect Button: In the event of emergency, a special “button” on a user’s mobile device immediately connects to campus safety, and a rich profile of the caller and their GPS location is automatically displayed.
- Tips & Multi-Media Messaging: Allows members of a community to communicate anonymously via 2-way messaging with campus safety officials. Text and photo content is securely transmitted via Rave’s geo-redundant public-safety grade infrastructure.
- Safety Profiles for Faster Emergency Response: Student-created Safety Profiles contain details such as residence and medical condition information that are automatically presented to campus safety officials during an emergency call for faster, more precise response. Student Safety Profiles are available during emergencies, on and off campus, to campus safety and Smart911-enabled 9-1-1 centers nationwide. Profiles can also be augmented through Rave’s data integration tools with data sources such as student information and ID systems.
Higher Education institutions interested in deploying Rave Guardian for their students, faculty and administrators sign-up for access to the fully hosted dispatcher console and are able to brand the App, as well as configure it according 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.
The latest version of the Rave Guardian App for mobile is available immediately for free at the Apple App Store for iOS devices, including the iPhone/iPad and Google Play for devices running the Android operating system.
Rave Mobile Safety is the market leader in campus safety technology, a position punctuated by a 99 percent customer retention rate and more than 1,000 campuses protected. Rave’s emergency notification and safety solutions are used by colleges and universities in nearly every U.S. state. Additional campus safety products 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.
“It’s gratifying that so many schools recognize the impact that Rave Guardian has on increasing safety on campus,” said Tom Axbey, chief executive officer at Rave Mobile Safety. “The Guardian App is a natural choice because it perfectly compliments how students are already using technology today. They already keep networks of friends for safety purposes, send texts and photos, and it only takes moments for them to begin using Guardian and increasing their own safety.”