Over Half of All College Students Protected by Rave Alert Platform

'ASTORS' Award Winner for Three Consecutive Years, Rave Mobile Safety helps Higher Education Connect, Engage and Safeguard your Community so they’ll be Prepared and become Empowered about their Safety.
'ASTORS' Award Winner for Three Consecutive Years, Rave Mobile Safety helps Higher Education Connect, Engage and Safeguard your Community so they’ll be Prepared and become Empowered about their Safety.

Rave Mobile Safety, the trusted provider of emergency and public safety solutions to help save lives, and Multi-Award Winner in for Three Consecutive Years in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased that the company’s Rave Alert platform covers nearly half of all higher education student populations across the United States.

The institutions of encompassing these  student populations include five of the eight Ivy League Universities, and 10 of the 14 Big Ten schools.

A mass notification system that enables universities and colleges to communicate with the entire campus population, not limited to the ones who have downloaded an app, the Rave Alert suite gets the right message to the right user from any internet-connected device in a matter of seconds.

In an age of on-demand information, colleges and universities are communicating with their students, faculty and staff, and even temporary visitors more than ever before.

Connect with your community to collaborate, prepare for and respond to critical events.
Connect with your community to collaborate, prepare for and respond to critical events.

Schools need a reliable way to communicate effectively in both emergency and non-emergency situations, often through multiple channels, to be sure that the message is fully disseminated.

While the Clery Act has required schools to have a system in place for notifications, standalone safety apps fail to deliver the full functionality schools need to truly serve the school’s population.

To meet those demands, Rave currently sends over a billion messages per year across the country, including for the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Keene State College and Cerritos College to name a few.

Additionally, Rave Guardian, a 2-way personal safety app,  can help build positive community relationships by engaging directly with a higher educations staff, students and visitors through texting, confidential tips, location sharing, a call directory and a content portal.

Rave’s platform for higher education safety, Rave Alert and Rave Guardian, streamlines critical communications and acts as a single launch point for email, text message, voice, desktop alerts, sirens, RSS feeds, access control and digital signage. It can also initiate two-way communication and location sharing with any affected populations, as well as enable anonymous tips and virtual escorting through Rave Guardian.

David Ibrahim, Assistant Vice Chancellor at The University of Illinois at Chicago
David Ibrahim, Assistant Vice Chancellor at The University of Illinois at Chicago

“Mass emergency notification services and solutions have become an integral part of how university and college campuses communicate—but if those systems aren’t properly integrated across the institution’s entire public safety ecosystem, it runs the risk of an uncoordinated or ineffective response when there is an on-campus emergency,” explained Dr. David Ibrahim, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“The university utilizes the Rave platform to deliver a coordinated and integrated approach to issue more than 83,000+ timely warning notices to the campus community.”

“It’s important to maintain the campus’ trust and cooperation using a unified communications strategy throughout the incident as we prepare for new, unforeseen risks.”

(Colleges and universities are not using mass notification to its fullest potential, according to a recent survey. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube. Posted on May 16, 2019.)

As a testament to the role Rave Mobile Safety plays in keeping college campuses and universities safety, Rave Guardian was recently awarded the Campus Safety BEST Award for Personal Safety App.

Rave Guardian has been deployed more than all other campus safety applications combined and is a key part of the Rave Alert platform.

When used in tandem with Rave Alert, Rave Guardian allows schools to engage directly with their communities through panic buttons, two-way texting; anonymous tips about suspicious behavior; and virtual escort capabilities for students walking alone.

(Emergency responders in Helena and Lewis & Clark county have a new way to send mass notifications to residents in the event of a fire, flood or missing child. Courtesy of KRTV 3, Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)

In recognition of each school’s unique needs, Rave Guardian is easily configurable to comply with app-based campus safety procedures.

Rave Guardian was also recently been named a 2019 Secure Campus gold award winner in the Security & Personal Safety Smartphone Applications category, given by Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine.

Rave Mobile Safety Wins Multi-Awards in Third Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards 

2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

Rave Mobile Safety

  • Best Mass Notification System – Software

  • Rave Alert

  • CAP compliant, Rave Alert lets users instantly send alerts via text email, and voice, and send to IPAWS-OPEN, WebEOC, and digital signage – simultaneously.

  • This ensures their targeted audience receives your messages as soon as possible, and pre-set templates make it easy for infrequent users to send messages in emergencies.

  • Best Risk, Crisis Mgmt Solution

  • Rave Panic Button app

  • The Rave Panic Button app delivers critical data such as detailed caller location, floor plans, emergency exit locations, emergency contacts, and key procedures.

  • The Rave Panic Button app clearly communicates an emergency to 9-1-1, on-site personnel, and first responders within seconds, shortening response times and improving safety for all those in the immediate area.

(In seconds, Rave Panic Button clearly communicates an emergency to 9-1-1, on-site personnel, and first responders. As a result, response times are shortened, first responder safety is improved, and lives are saved. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)

  • Best Handheld Mobile Device Solution

  • Rave Guardian

  • Rave Guardian, a 2-way personal safety app, can help you build positive community relationships by engaging directly with your people through texting, confidential tips, location sharing, a call directory and a content portal.

  • *Rave Mobile Security was also recognized with Multiple Wins in the 2018 and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

Harness the Power of the Web – with our 100% Mobile Friendly Publications

AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.

‘PROTECTING OUR NATION, ONE CITY AT A TIME’

AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

American Security Today

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Servicesendorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Rave Mobile Safety provides innovative emergency and public safety technology to help save lives.

The Rave platform integrates data and communication tools to help those in charge of keeping others safe prepare better, respond faster and communicate more effectively in emergency situations.

Rave Mobile SafetyThousands of agencies and institutions across law enforcement, 9-1-1, state and local emergency management agencies, corporations, healthcare organizations, K–12 districts, colleges and universities depend on Rave’s award-winning software solutions.

To Learn More about Rave Alert, please visit https://www.ravemobilesafety.com/rave-alert-product, and Rave Guardian, go to https://www.ravemobilesafety.com/rave-guardian.

To learn about advertising opportunities with American Security Today, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

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