The University of Massachusetts Selects Rave Mobile Safety to Enhance Campus Safety


Following Comprehensive Industry-Wide Evaluation, University Selects Rave Alert to Bolster Safety of Students, Faculty, and Staff

Rave Mobile Safety, the leading provider of software safety solutions, today announced that The University of Massachusetts (UMass) campuses of Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and the President’s Office selected Rave Alert to create safer campus environments. Rave Alert is a multi-modal notification solution that makes it easy to communicate with tens of thousands of individuals in minutes. Rave Mobile Safety provides the most reliable & easy-to-use solutions in the market, which were developed specifically for higher education institutions.

“The safety of our students, faculty and staff is vital to maintaining the strong reputation of our University,” said Jeffrey Hescock, UMass President’s Office Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Manager. “We conducted a rigorous industry-wide evaluation of all campus safety solutions and were immediately impressed with Rave Mobile Safety’s products and history of reliability. The ability to manage mass quantities of data of incoming and outgoing students and issue alerts quickly to thousands of students simultaneously, assures that campus safety is ready for any issue.”

The latest version of Rave Alert features powerful new administrative capabilities, including “Easy Send,” enabling administrators to launch important messages to students, faculty, and staff via a 3-click operation. Administrators are also provided with enhanced mobile capabilities via a new HTML5 interface, allowing full control of the Rave Mobile Safety administrative console through smartphones and tablets. Alerts can be effortlessly sent through numerous modes, including, SMS, voice, e-mail, RSS feeds, digital signage, sirens, and PA systems, as well as through enhanced native support for social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

“We’re excited to add a leading institution like UMass to our list of clients and meet their high standards for campus security,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety. “Rave Mobile Safety prides itself on being the most reliable campus safety solution in the market. Now with our latest innovations we enable campus safety to communicate with students, faculty, and staff through an ever-growing number of communication channels, and allow institutions to manage & send alerts through virtually any connected device.”

About University of Massachusetts
The University of Massachusetts is a five-campus system, with campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester. The University’s flagship campus is located in Amherst and Worcester is home to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The University of Massachusetts is the largest university in New England, with more than 68,000 students enrolled and graduating more than 13,000 students each year.

About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety ( is the leading provider of software solutions for individual, group and public safety. Rave designs, sells and supports an award-winning suite of safety applications including the Rave Alert multimodal emergency notification system; Rave Guardian, a GPS-enabled personal safety tool; and Smart911, a software solution for more effective 9-1-1 responses. Hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals nationwide rely on Rave Mobile Safety technologies for improved safety in communities, at schools, in the home, and at work. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners, and RRE Ventures.


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