Critical Communication Platform

Protect Your People and Business

Critical Communication Platform The Rave Critical Communication Platform lets you communicate effectively in all situations. Notify your entire company, message within departments, and keep individual employees connected – all through a unified platform.

Unified communication and response platform enhances employee safety and corporate resilience:

  • Global corporate notifications
  • Fast coordinated local response
  • Personal corporate safety app

All supported by public safety grade infrastructure to ensure availability, performance, and security.

Whitepaper: Homicides to Heart Attacks: Protecting the Workplace

Whitepaper: Homicides to Heart Attacks: Protecting the Workplace


During emergencies, many companies lack the capability to adequately gather information, communicate with management and the impacted employee population and effectively coordinate and manage corporate response.

In this whitepaper, we focus on two types of emergencies that threaten employees’ safety: active shooters and heart attacks. We highlight them because they represent two basic response methodologies – individual incident and mass incident.

Download Homicides to Heart Attacks: Protecting the Workplace to understand how to implement a fast, coordinated, disciplined response during a workplace emergency.

Whitepaper: Weather Emergencies: Protecting Those At Risk

Whitepaper: Weather Emergencies: Protecting Those At Risk

severe weather emergenciesAcross the nation, officials at federal, state, and local levels prepare for the winter months, and inclement weather that typically accompanies the change in season.

Whether due to climate change, population growth, or cyclical temperature shifts, severe weather incidents are more frequent and more powerful in recent years. Emergency managers must plan to respond to this new reality.

Download Weather Emergencies: Protecting Those At Risk to better understand how to proactively engage your community, identify residents with additional access and functional needs, and communicate with residents in real-time through a single interoperable communications network.

Heart Attack Survivor: “She’s My 911 Angel”

Orange County resident John Nettles said his wife, Carol, a nurse, had registered with Smart911, and it proved life saving when he suffered a heart attack on his farm.

“They had my entire medical history. They knew what to do. They knew access to the farm,” he said.

And the information Smart911 provided allowed EMTs to call ahead to the hospital so Nettles bypassed the emergency room and was quickly seen and treated at Martha Jefferson Hospital by a cardiologist.

Orange County Fire and EMS paramedic Kyle Ronn said the technology made a difference.

“It gave us ample time to figure out where he was, all of his history that he had put on to the Smart911 system, and it let us know what we were getting ourselves into before we even got there,” he said.


Rave Command View: For a Faster 911 Response

Rave Command View provides integrated views of all 911 activity including information collected from the Smart911 Platform. See and react to real-time 9-1-1 call traffic and trends. Easily drill down from map to ticket to call details, and support overloaded call takers.

Whitepaper: Veterans and the Price of Emergency Response

Whitepaper: Veterans and the Price of Emergency Response

The number of veterans injured in combat that require long-term medical care has risen substantially throughout the decade as veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return home.

Veterans and the Price of Emergency Response highlights how technology would allow veterans to proactively identify a nearby VA facility to be diverted to any any medical conditions. This simple step would provide an average cost avoidance of $2,257 per incident.

Download Veterans and the Price of Emergency Response to see how leadership can leverage today’s technology to better protect and serve veterans.

Case Study on School Safety: Nassau County Protects 200,000 Students with Rave Panic Button

Nassau County, NY upped its school safety and protection for 350 schools and over 200,000 students by implementing Rave Panic Button to protect students and respond faster to emergencies.

If a gun man arrives on a school campus, rapid reaction and response are essential. According to the FBI, 46% of the time Law Enforcement is unable to respond in less than 10 minutes.

Nassau County implemented Rave Panic Button and integrated it with IntraLogic Video Management Solutions to protect students and respond faster to emergencies on campus.

On August 1, 2016, a staff member activated Rave Panic Button for an angry man on campus with a gun. While a drill, this scenario shows the power of early warning and integrated response.

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Info Sheet: Smart911

Smart911Additional Data for Faster, More Effective Response

Smart911 helps 9-1-1 call takers and first responders make faster, better decisions, shorten response times and save lives.

The Smart911 information and communication platform helps in multiple ways:

  • Helps protect first responders
  • Advances police-public partnership and communication
  • Embraces  and leverages mobile technology
  • Connects with vulnerable populations

Smart911 is trusted by thousands of 9-1-1 centers and first responders nationwide




Info Sheet: Rave Command View

Real-Time Common Operating Picture for 9-1-1

-Supervisor view of all 9-1-1 call traffic plus Smart911 assisted calls and facility data.
-Clearly visualize real-time 9-1-1 call traffic and trends on a secure, web-based map.
-Consolidate and view 9-1-1 calls from regional PSAPs.
-Empower supervisors to join and support SMS texting sessions with callers.

Info Sheet: Rave Analytics

Simplified Access to 9-1-1 Call Data

Rave Analytics

Gives 9-1-1 Directors and Supervisors easy, anytime web-based access to call reporting data and analytics.

-Map-based data offers intuitive insight into your historic call data
-Easily roll up call data for a region without technical help or spreadsheets
-Heat maps provide easy visualization of call hot spots
-Easy to setup and deploy – works on any call taking platform

Whitepaper: Mental Illness and Emergency Response

Whitepaper: Police And The U.S. Mental Health Crisis

White Paper-- Police and teh Mentally Ill

Every year 2 million people with mental illness are jailed.

Today law enforcement bears the brunt of our inadequate mental health system. 9-1-1 and first responders have become the default system for dealing with those having a mental health crisis.

In Police and The U.S. Mental Health Crisis, we frame the problem and show how technology — specifically Smart911 can provide critical information before an interaction between first repsonders and  someone with a mental illness.

Download Police and The U.S. Mental Health Crisis to see how 9-1-1 and law enforcement can leverage technology to better protect those with mental health conditions  and first responders.

Info Sheet: Rave Alert Extension for WebEOC

Simplified Internal and External Incident Communication Through WebEOC

Rave Alert Extension for WebEOC

The Rave Alert Extension for WebEOC provides seamless integration between WebEOC and Rave Alert. By extending WebEOC capabilities through this unique product integration, users can now send multimodal broadcast alerts from within WebEOC.

In turn, the integration lets Rave Alert clients initiate WebEOC incident creation processes from within Rave Alert. Together, these solutions work  to dramatically enhance a client’s ability to manage communications across devices and predefined user groups.


Whitepaper: Smart911: Fighting Back Against Domestic Violence

Whitepaper: Smart911: Fighting Back Against Domestic Violence

Cover_thumbnailDomestic violence costs over $37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, medical and mental health treatment, and lost productivity.

By providing additional data prior to arrival on scene, the Smart911 platform, and in particular, the Safety Profile and texting capability let 9-1-1 and public safety:

  • Respond more effectively to domestic violence incidents
  • Positively impact outcomes for victims
  • Protect first responders

Download “Smart911: Fighting Back Against Domestic Violence” to see how 9-1-1 and law enforcement can leverage technology to better protect residents and first responders.

Case Study: Carle Foundation Hospital Selects Rave Alert

Award-Winning Hospital in Urbana, Illinois Replaces Existing Mass Notification System with Rave Alert for Faster, Easier Emergency Communications

Like all hospitals, Carle Foundation Hospital operates on a 24/7 schedule. The critical staffing requirements of the diverse professional and non-professional workforce posed a challenge to its day-to-day operations.

Coordinating work schedules, vacations and sick time with employees is a very complex task, made even more so when severe weather or other events affected the region, increasing the demand for emergency care.

The existing notification system was difficult to use, slow, and required extensive manual database maintenance. After evaluating several solutions, Carle Foundation Hospital vetted Rave Alert based on a referral from the University of Illinois, a long-time user.

Rave Alert was selected and deployed because of its ease-of-use, scalability and accessibility.

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Carle Hospital Rave Alert Case Study


Info Sheet: K-12 Panic Button

K-12 Emergency Planning and ResponsePanic Button Info Sheet

Speed of response matters. Whether medical, fire, active shooter, or other type of emergency, how fast you and your school reacts will change the outcome.

With the press of a button on a mobile phone, the Rave Panic Button app gives your a fast direct connection to 9-1-1 and first responders. And depending on the emergency, it  instantly alerts appropriate administrators, staff, and teachers.

Rave Panic Button is a cost effective way to improve the safety of everyone in your school community.


Case Study: SNOPAC 9-1-1 Leverages Rave Panic Button to Locate Missing Children

Concerned about the increase in active shooters in schools around the country, SNOPAC 9-1-1 Emergency Communications selected Rave Panic Button to increase the speed of notifications and emergency response. SNOPAC 9-1-1 soon found an additional use of Rave Panic Button: helping to locate missing children.

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Info Sheet: Rave Alert for Enterprise

Emergency Communications Made Easy

Rave Alert Enterprise Info SheetBacked by industry leading security, availability, and customer support, Rave Alert quickly and reliably connects you to your entire organization – employees, security, and management – in any emergency.

Thousands of enterprises — hospitals, education, state and local government organizations rely on Rave Alert as their Emergency Notification System.

Case Study: Smart911 Raises Dubuque’s Fire-Protection Rating to Class 2

The national Insurance Services Office (ISO) assessed the City of Dubuque’s risk of fire damage and emergency response and preparedness over the summer of 2015. ISO evaluates areas including staffing and training, the community’s water supply, the efficiency of local emergency communications and fire-prevention efforts. A factor of the local emergency communications evaluation was the Smart911 program that launched in 2013.

Fire departments can be rated from Class 1 to 10, with 1 being exemplary and 10 being inadequate. Dubuque’s rating improved from Class 3 to 2. The new rating also places Dubuque among the top 3 percent of fire departments in the nation and will result in lower property and insurance costs for homeowners and businesses.

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Rave Mobile Safety Trusted Solution Platform

Technology and Solution Platform Connecting Agencies and Those They Protect

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Thousands of agencies trust Rave’s public safety software to help them prepare better, communicate faster, and respond
more effectively before, during, and after emergencies.

  • Improve situational awareness
  • Protect and inform your community
  • Improve and maintain community trust
  • Send help faster
  • Make better informed decisons
  • Enhance building safety

Info Sheet: Smart911Facility

Additional Facility Data with 9-1-1 Calls


Speeds response by providing critical information and enhancing communications with facility personnel.
Enhances responder safety with essential, accurate site details.
Reduces the cost and overhead of maintaining accurate facility information by enabling online “crowd
sourcing” with public safety oversight and controls.

Emergency Notification Systems Evaluation: 6 Overlooked Areas to Consider

6 Overlooked ENS Areas to Consider

Download your copy of “Emergency Notification Systems Evaluation — 6 Overlooked Areas to Consider.”

In it we identify 6 areas outside of strict technical criteria that can make or break your emergency communication efforts.  These areas include:

  • Process
  • Training
  • Data Hygiene
  • Support
  • Local Network Capacity
  • Over-communication

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Infographic: How College Students Perceive Safety on Campus


A survey of hundreds of Student Government Association members from colleges and universities across the country demonstrated how college students today perceive safety on campus from who they would call in an emergency to the safety measures they help promote.

  • 28% would call Campus Safety in an emergency
  • 23% think their school is “Extremely Safe”
  • 31% of schools provide a campus safety app
Download the Infographic

Checklist: Improve Your Citizen Alert Opt-Ins

Checklist: Improve Your Alert Opt-Ins

Every emergency manager wants to avoid a situation where an individual doesn’t receive an emergency alert and ends up in a dangerous situation that could have been avoided.

Download this Alert Opt-In Best Practices Checklist to to ensure residents and commuters sign up for emergency notifications.