2017 showed an increased focus and industry demand for safety technology leading to continued growth for the company as customers look to implement the latest safety procedures
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), a trusted partner for safety software protecting millions of individuals, highlights a banner year in 2017 and looks towards another year of growth and innovation in 2018. With customer growth and ongoing technology advancements, Rave is positioned to continue to be a leader in the security space for the foreseeable future.
As violence in schools and the workplace continue to dominate headlines, implementing safety-enhancing technologies is more important than ever. With these current threats to public safety, Rave has continued to partner with a variety of industries, including state and local government, higher education, K-12, healthcare and more, to enhance their security.
“While we look forward to accelerating our growth and innovation in 2018, it’s important to look back on the past year and the impact of Rave’s solutions through our customer stories and industry recognition,” said Todd Piett, chief executive officer of Rave Mobile Safety. “We look forward to what this next year will hold for the company and to seeing how our customers continue to implement these crucial technologies.”
In 2017, Rave launched new customer implementations that led to increased safety across the country in a number of industries. Rave solutions helped shape organizations safety procedures from higher education settings to major public events.
Preventing student self-harm with technology
The University of Cincinnati sought to improve safety for over 43,000 students, faculty and staff across their 200+ acre campus last year with the implementation of Rave Guardian, a two-way critical communications and personal safety application designed to connect users directly to the university’s security resources.
“Safety is a top priority for our university, and we’ve already seen the benefits of Rave’s technology working firsthand as we were able to prevent a student from causing self-harm,” said Edward Dadosky, EMA director at the University of Cincinnati. “Through this technology, our students are able to send tips anonymously to notify the appropriate personnel should they be concerned about the well-being of a friend or classmate.”
Protecting 500,000 at the Kentucky Derby and beyond
After the City of Louisville selected Rave to power its LENS (Louisville Emergency Notification System) Alert solution in August 2015, the city upgraded to the Rave 911 Suite in 2017. This 9-1-1 technology provides first responders with powerful capabilities for handling, dispatching and responding to emergency calls more efficiently and effectively.
“The flexibility of Rave’s solution gave us peace of mind when more than half a million individuals came into the city for the Kentucky Derby,” said Mitchell Burmeister, public information officer at Louisville Metro Emergency Services. “The upgrade to the Rave 911 Suite will only further increase the safety of our residents even when we see a boost in visitors during events throughout the area.”
Rave offerings receive numerous industry awards
During the past year, multiple Rave products received industry accolades, championing the innovation, breadth and depth of the company’s offerings. The product lines that received recognition across industries are:
• Rave Alert took home three: the 2017 Platinum ASTORS Award Winner for Best IP Mass Notification System, the 2017 Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Gold Award for Emergency Notification Services, SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security
• Rave Panic Button also won three awards: the 2017 Gold ASTORS Award Winner for Best Emergency Mobile Technology, 2017 Security Today Govies Gold Award Winner, 2017 IJIS Institute Innovation Award Honorable Mention, SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security
• Rave Guardian was awarded the 2017 Campus Safety BEST Winner for Personal Safety Apps
• Rave Facility received the 2017 Data Security Bronze Edison Award
Additionally, the company overall was selected as the Product/Service Provider of the Year Finalist in the 2017 DRI International Awards of Excellence.
To learn more about Rave’s latest industry awards, click here.
Security industry converges in Denver for 2018 Rave User Summit
Each year, Rave reconnects with its valued customers at the Rave User Summit event to explore current challenges and opportunities, discuss emergency response and communication best practices and to brainstorm new product concepts.
Rave User Summit more than doubled in size as customers from across the country attended in Atlanta, GA in 2017. This year’s Rave User Summit will be held April 16 – 18, 2018 in Denver, CO.
“Customers are invited to attend training and best practice sessions, hear renowned keynotes, and help shape the future direction of Rave’s product suite,” said Todd Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Rave Mobile Safety.
Visit www.RaveSummit.com to register and learn more about this year’s event.