Rave Mobile Safety Protects Students and Staff. Anytime, Anywhere.

Rave’s suite of solutions includes Rave Alert, the Rave Panic Button, and the Rave AppArmor.

Rave Mobile Safety Protects Students and Staff. Anytime, Anywhere.

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Rave Mobile Safety, a Motorola Solutions company, provides the leading critical communication and collaboration platform trusted to help save lives. Rave connects schools, institutions of higher education, and healthcare facilities to other organizations and those they protect by providing innovative solutions that improve preparedness, response, and communications during emergencies, crises, and planned events.

Campus Safety spoke with Campus Rave Marketing Manager Alexei Sherman on how Rave’s technologies can help K-12 campuses, colleges, and hospitals bolster their communications during these challenging situations.

Campus Rave Marketing Manager Alexei Sherman

 Campus Safety: What is the top emergency notification product or offering from your company, and what makes it special? How does it apply to healthcare facilities, schools and/or higher education security, public safety and/or emergency management?

Alexei Sherman: Rave Alert is the industry leading mass notification system that provides the ability to quickly and reliably send messages, including desktop notifications, in just three clicks, in any critical or routine event.

With features like desktop, SMS, voice, and email notifications, text to opt-in, polling capabilities, pre-built templates, and unmatched, 365, 24/7 support, Rave Alert is a purpose-built solution made for all types of organizations.

Thousands of first responders, emergency managers, 9-1-1, and federal, state and local agencies, schools, universities, hospitals and businesses worldwide trust Rave to save lives, manage critical incidents, and increase operational resiliency.

Rave Alert enables any organization to alert their communities, employees, staff, and students instantly when seconds count.

 CS:  What other products or offerings would you like to highlight, and what are some of their qualities and benefits?

Sherman: The Rave platform not only includes Rave Alert, our mass notification solution, but also the Rave Panic Button and Rave AppArmor. Both are powerful safety tools that can take your organization’s safety strategy to the next level.

  • The Rave Panic Button is a smartphone mobile app that, with the push of a button, instantly communicates any type of emergency to 9-1-1, while simultaneously connecting to on-site personnel, first responders and those involved in keeping everyone informed and engaged throughout a situation. The main outcomes that Rave Panic Button enables are expediting urgent internal communications and enhancing emergency response and recovery.
  • Rave AppArmor is a custom-branded end-user safety, incident reporting, and lone worker mobile app with over 50 powerful features that keep your people safe in a crisis. AppArmor helps keep your entire community safe with features like friend walk, mobile blue light/panic buttons, anonymous reporting capabilities, unlimited push notifications, and a library of safety resources at the palm of your hands.

CS: How do your company and its offerings address the needs of hospitals, schools and/or universities?

Sherman: Your hospital or healthcare facility encounters various challenges, both internally and externally as you maintain business continuity 24/7. Every second counts when communicating with your staff, especially during a public health emergency lockdown or civil disturbance.

Sending a multimodal message quickly and accurately to the right people can cut down on response times, whether your staff is on-site or on the road. Your staff is focused on caring for patients and other responsibilities. Many employees do not have time to look at their phones or even carry their phones during shifts. Cover all bases of communication with desktop alerts, digital signage, public address system announcements, and more.

Patient surges during mass casualty incidents and severe weather require additional headcount as soon as possible. In a world of unknowns, rally, inform and account for employees when they are needed most.

For schools, Rave’s solutions help staff communicate before, during and after emergencies.

Should you evacuate the school or just issue a soft lockdown? Or do you just need the school nurse to administer an EpiPen? In any situation requiring immediate attention, your communication methods can truly make a difference.

With Rave, our lifesaving technology has proven to be a cost-effective way of improving the safety of everyone in your school community through mobile panic buttons, mass notifications and early intervention technology. Our platform ensures your staff is able to efficiently communicate to prevent dangerous incidents and respond faster to emergencies.

For colleges and universities, mass notification systems are an integral part of how administrators communicate with students, faculty, and staff. The safety and security of your campus community depends on how well your campus safety officials, emergency managers, CIOs and administrators are prepared for an emergency, as well as communicate directions and information.

Higher education institutions aim to ensure students, faculty and staff are informed during emergency drills, severe weather, power outages and other events. They’re also looking for ways to encourage students to share key information, so they’ll be empowered about their safety. Rave’s emergency notification solution helps campuses achieve this goal.

CS: What else is new or noteworthy about your company for 2024?

In December 2022, Rave Mobile Safety was acquired by Motorola Solutions. This partnership combines the expertise of both companies in communication and collaboration workflows, recognizing the crucial role of mobile technology in addressing the ever-changing safety challenges faced by individuals, businesses, and public-safety agencies.

Motorola Solutions is solving for safer. We build and connect technologies to help protect people, property, and places. Our solutions enable the collaboration between public safety agencies and enterprises that are critical for a proactive approach to safety and security. We’re solving for safer communities, safer schools, safer hospitals, safer businesses, and a safer everywhere.

CS: What is your company’s overall value proposition to schools, universities and/or hospitals? Why should they do business with you?

Sherman: In a world of unknowns, where everything around you can suddenly go wrong, impacting safety means thinking differently.

The Rave Platform is an easy-to-use, powerful platform for critical communication and collaboration.

Purpose-built to enable emergency and operational notifications, critical data sharing and response coordination, Rave enhances your:

  • Critical Communications: Provide timely and targeted notifications
  • Incident Collaboration: Interconnect public, private and 9-1-1 response teams
  • Safety & Protection: Deliver employee and school safety applications
  • 9-1-1 Response: Enhance emergency preparedness and response

Thousands of first responders, emergency managers, 9-1-1, and federal, state, and local agencies – as well as schools, universities, hospitals, and businesses – all rely on Rave to save lives, manage critical incidents and increase operational resiliency.

To learn more, visit us at RaveMobileSafety.com.

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About the Author

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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