Rave Adds SwiftReach Infrastructure to Emerg Communication Network

Adding SwiftReach’s product set makes Rave Mobile Safety the only emergency and mass notification provider that owns and operates its own telephony network.
Adding SwiftReach’s product set makes Rave Mobile Safety the only emergency and mass notification provider that owns and operates its own telephony network.

Rave Mobile Safety, a triple winner of the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has finalized the acquisition of SwiftReach Networks, a leading provider of emergency notification and incident management solutions to over 3,000 organizations in government, education, enterprise, utilities and healthcare.

SwiftReach also provides Swift911™ a web-based, hosted emergency notification system used to deliver alerts for emergency situations via voice, text, email, fax, and social media.

(Tioga County, PA uses the Swift911™ mass notification system to send critical information to the citizens and visitors of Tioga County before, during, and after large scale emergencies. Residents can sign up using the Swift911™ Public App available for iOS and Android users.)

SwiftReach delivers emergency notifications via the SwiftReach NDN™ (Notification Delivery Network), a fully redundant, geographically dispersed network owned and operated by SwiftReach.

Todd Piett, CEO at Rave Mobile Safety
Todd Piett, CEO at Rave Mobile Safety

Rave is a trusted partner for safety software protecting millions of individuals, and by adding SwiftReach to the company’s portfolio, will provide wide-ranging capabilities and unmatched infrastructure to ensure optimal communications under the most demanding circumstances.

“The addition of SwiftReach and its FCC-licensed carrier class network gives us best-in-class message delivery, which provides customers with unmatched service levels,” explained Todd Piett, CEO of Rave.

“Rave is most needed by our customers during emergencies and we continue to protect them by leading the way in reliability.”

Kevin Alward, CEO of SwiftReach
Kevin Alward, CEO of SwiftReach

The company will serve nearly 5,000 customers across state and local public safety agencies, education and health care organizations, utilities, federal agencies, as well as a wide spectrum of corporate clients.

“Bringing together SwiftReach and Rave is hugely valuable to our customers,” added Kevin Alward, CEO of SwiftReach.

“Rave has a sterling reputation in the marketplace, both in terms of commitment to customers and its outstanding technology set. We believe it’s a perfect match.”

Expanded Delivery Capacity


Adding SwiftReach’s product set makes Rave Mobile Safety the only emergency and mass notification provider that owns and operates its own telephony network.

This highly secure and fully-redundant network employs four data centers across North America and provides mission-critical delivery speeds and industry-leading control across the entire notification process.

Enhanced Capabilities for K-12 Schools

The addition of SwiftReach’s SwiftK12™ solution to Rave’s existing offerings will provide communities a complete K-12 school safety communication platform.

The combined suite of products will enable users to engage parents through emergency alerts, solicit anonymous tips with Rave EyeWitness and improve collaboration with 9-1-1 and emergency services utilizing the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning Rave Panic Button.

(See how in seconds, Rave Panic Button clearly communicates an emergency to 9-1-1, faculty, staff, and security resource officers. Courtesy of Rave Mobile Safety and YouTube.)

“We are excited about the two companies coming together”, said Fred Rosencrans, Executive Director of Luzerne County (PA) 911.

“As a long-time customer of both companies, we see tremendous value in the unique capabilities of the combined solution.”

Continuing Focus on Customer Success

A relentless focus on client success is key to Rave’s continued rapid growth and industry-leading customer retention.

SwiftReach’s SwiftK12™ solution
SwiftReach’s SwiftK12™ solution

“It’s extremely important that we maintain focus on our customers and their success,” added Todd Miller, Rave’s Chief Operating Officer.

“The SwiftReach team has demonstrated that commitment for many years, and we look forward to continuing to keep customer success our first priority.”

“Rediker has partnered with Alert Solutions (a subsidiary of SwiftReach) for over six years,” said John Schreck, Director of Marketing for Rediker Software.

“They have always provided a high level of service and support, and we’re excited to explore what enhancements Rave Mobile Safety will bring to their products.”

Rave Mobile Safety a Triple-Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

2018 ASTORS Platinum


2018 ASTORS Silver


2018 ASTORS Bronze

  • Rave Mobile Safety

  • Best Mass Notification System – Software

  • Rave Alert

  • *Rave is also a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Platinum Award Winner

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, 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 Department of Homeland Security
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  • Argonne National Laboratory
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  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

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Nominations for the AST 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open as of January 1st, 2019 at americansecuritytoday.com.

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2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

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.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

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