The Benefits of Emergency Notification Apps for Students

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Rave Guardian campus safety system can now be integrated directly with Rave Alert to provide a dual-way emergency notification apps for students.

Rave Guardian is one of the most effective campus safety systems for students. It enables students to seek urgent on-site assistance in times of emergency, contact 9-1-1 when outside campus boundaries, keep in touch with friends when they are travelling alone, and provide anonymous geo-tagged tips of suspicious behavior to security personnel - all with the tap of an icon on their mobile devices.

Dozens of educational facilities throughout the country have implemented the Rave Guardian campus safety system to complement their existing security measures and provide an extra safety layer for students. Now the Rave Guardian campus safety system can be integrated with one of the leading mass notification systems - Rave Alert - to provide a dual-way emergency notification apps for students.

What is Rave Alert?

Rave Alert is a mass notification system that colleges can use to alert students simultaneously to the risk of danger and advise them to seek a safe place of shelter or evacuate the premises. Rave Alert is IPAWS-OPEN, so in addition to receiving emergency alerts issued by the college, alerts issued by local police or by state and federal authorities are also received on the emergency notification app for students.

One of the significant advantages Rave Alert has over other mass notification systems is that security personnel can target Rave Guardian users in a specific geographical area. As college campuses can be distributed across multiple locations, this feature minimizes disruption in the event of a fire or other localized emergency and prevents unnecessary emotional distress among students.

Raising Situational Awareness and Keeping Students Safe

The integration of Rave Alert with Rave Guardian enables those involved in an emergency to provide valuable feedback to security personnel in order to raise situational awareness. Students can use the geo-tagged tip feature of Rave Guardian to alert first responders to the location of an active shooter, or the two-way connectivity of Rave Alert to direct medical professionals to those in need of assistance.

The features on the emergency notification apps for students not only help those responsible for safety and security better manage emergency situations, but help keep students safe. Due to the two-way connectivity, students caught up in an emergency situation can be guided to safety via the app, while the location tracking feature can be used to locate missing or unresponsive students.

Find Out More about Emergency Notification Apps for Students

If you are responsible for safety or security in a college, university or other educational institution, and interested in learning more about how the emergency notification apps for students can empower your campus community to be smart about safety, do not hesitate to contact us and discuss your current safety and security mechanisms with our team of technical experts.

Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have about the emergency notification apps for students and organize a free demonstration of the app in action in order that you can evaluate its benefits as they apply in your specific circumstances. It costs nothing to find out more or request a free demonstration to find out how the integration of Rave Alert with Rave Guardian can save time in an emergency situation - and potentially save lives.