Rave Mobile Safety Expands Higher Ed Market Lead to Protect more than 1,000 Campuses
Johns Hopkins, N.C. State, University of Illinois Springfield and Dozens of Other New Partner Institutions Continue Strong Trend of Migration to Rave; Campus Safety Solutions to be Demonstrated at Ellucian Live.
Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted software partner for campus and public safety, today announced that more than 70 additional higher education institutions have chosen Rave as their safety partner in recent months. This continues the growing trend of institutions choosing Rave’s technology to upgrade their safety infrastructure. Rave’s solutions are now used by 1,000 campuses and across nearly every U.S. state, with continued growth building upon a market leadership position that is punctuated by a 99 percent customer retention rate.
“We’ve been very impressed with Rave Alert from the start,” said the Information Technology Manager of the Telecommunications Team at the University of Illinois Springfield, Jamie Voyles. “Not only are we able to communicate rapidly and reliably, the system is easy-to-use which saves additional time. We’re confident Rave Alert will further enable us to effectively handle all emergency situations and maintain a safe environment.”
Rave Alert provides best-in-class, highly available emergency notification solutions for institutes of higher education nationwide. Offering multi-modal broadcast messaging through email, SMS, voice, RSS, social networks and other mechanisms, Rave Alert is the most reliable method to react and respond to both emergency and day-to-day communications in a systematic, cost-effective manner. In addition to Rave Alert, the company’s suite of campus safety products includes EyeWitness, which allows students to confidentially text campus police about threats or issues, and Rave Guardian, which transforms a mobile phone into a personal safety device.
Rave Guardian, which has also seen strong growth in recent months, is a mobile app connected to a patented public-safety grade Software-as-a-Service platform. The Rave Guardian Campus Safety App automatically delivers a complete caller profile – including current location, medical conditions, course schedule, addresses, campus ID photo and other critical data – to the Guardian dashboard whenever a caller is in trouble. It also allows the creation of a virtual safety network of “personal guardians,” such as friends, family and campus safety, resulting in a number of safety benefits. Amongst its features are:
- Guardian Timer: Once set, if the timer is not deactivated by the user before it expires, campus safety is automatically provided with their profile in order to proactively identify and check-in on the individual. Virtual guardians are also notified of the user’s status.
- Panic Button: Provides immediate connection to campus safety with GPS location and personal profile information.
- Tip Texting: Enables anonymous crime tip reporting and 2-way communication via SMS or the Mobile App.
Rave’s market-leading campus safety solutions will be demonstrated at Ellucian Live, the higher education show taking placeApril 6-9 in Anaheim, Calif. Attendees are invited to visit Rave at booth #705 in the Ellucian Live Exhibit Hall, located in theAnaheim Convention Center.
“Reviews of campus safety technology are rigorous, as they should be, so the many institutions selecting Rave Alert to bolster their emergency notification capabilities is very gratifying,” said the President and CEO of Rave Mobile Safety, Tom Axbey. “Innovation is vital to maintaining a leadership position, and the unique level of feedback we receive from our extensive base of customers is crucial to development efforts. The ongoing success of Rave Alert, and the strong growth of Rave Guardian, validates this approach and allows us to continue setting industry standards by delivering the trusted performance and features campus safety leaders need.”