Mutualink and Rave Mobile Safety, both leading public safety technology innovators, have come together to provide first responders with faster, real-time communication and information sharing during emergency situations.
The companies have integrated their advanced communication technologies – Rave Panic Button and Mutualink K12 – into a communications platform for use at K-12 schools, colleges and universities, as well as hospitals, municipal buildings, retail and entertainment venues, and corporate campuses.
In emergency situations, the solution immediately links the user with police, fire, and EMS. The parties can share critical information in real time – including push-to-talk radio, public address/intercom communications, live video streaming, and floor plans of the facility.
“Mutualink’s interoperable communication platform combined with Rave Panic Button takes incident collaboration to a whole new level,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO of Rave Mobile Safety. “We are thrilled to offer a joint solution that will drastically improve response times and enhance collaboration with responders for schools and other critical infrastructure assets.”
During an emergency, when Rave Panic Button is activated, voice connection is immediately established between the user and 9-1-1 operator. At the same time, on-site personal are also notified. Through Mutualink’s interoperable communications platform, a secure communications connection is created between the facility in crisis and the designated first responders. Mutualink K12 then acts as a gateway for real-time data and text communications, allowing officials and first responders to share critical information in real-time.
This increased transparency gives emergency responders a clearer picture of the situation they’re about to enter, resulting in better informed and more precise response. The system also has the capacity to add additional agencies to the communications session as necessary.
Studies have shown that, during active shooter scenarios, time is a critical factor. The shortest response time saves lives. In a number of school safety drills, Mutualink’s K12 technology was able to reduce time to incident resolution by 40-50 percent.
Additionally, the Rave Panic Button has been successful in drastically reducing response times in both assailant and medical emergencies, while providing responders with greater intelligence into the situation.
“During a school emergency, seconds matter – and saving even a precious few minutes during an ongoing threat saves lives,” said Mark Hatten, CEO of Mutualink. “By collaborating with Rave Mobile Safety, we're providing an all-in-one technology solution that speeds response time and improves school safety – giving teachers, staff, students and parents much-needed peace of mind and first instantaneous responders real-time actionable intelligence.”
By: Olivia Colbert, Staff Writer