Innovative tech to boost 24/7 student and staff safety
WEST MALLING, UK, MAY 6 2016 – CriticalArc announces that the University of Kent will be the first higher education institution in the south-east UK to adopt SafeZone™, an innovative emergency response solution and free smartphone app that is transforming student and staff safety in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Australia.
The move reflects Kent’s continued commitment to offer a high-quality student experience – independently ranked by students as among the best in the UK – while supporting its international research and growth strategy as the UK’s European University. With seven European locations, the University is a global gateway to Europe, with a high percentage of European students and staff. The app will be available to all of its 20,155 students and 3,775 staff with a smartphone.
West Malling, UK, 25 February – CriticalArc, today announces its exclusive sponsorship of this year’s HEBCoN Conference from the 9th to 10th March at Loughborough University. The annual event sees HEBCoN members come together from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the UK and Ireland who are committed to sharing and promoting good practice in Business Continuity Management (BCM), risk management and emergency planning.
February 22, Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland (UQ) last week launched SafeZone for use by 95,000 students and staff.
As well as optimizing response for personal emergencies, SafeZone will improve emergency response and communication during critical incidents such as lock-downs and natural disasters, by sending push notifications to users’ mobile devices.
Newcastle University security is launching a new app to provide around the clock reassurance to students and staff on campus.
15th February 2016, Newcastle UK: Going live today, SafeZone will be available for free to students and staff. It allows students and staff to summon assistance, while enabling security teams to implement a fast and coordinated response from everyday events through to full-scale emergencies.
Expatriates benefit from enhanced protection at Al-Bustan Village, Riyadh
CriticalArc today announces that its pioneering SafeZone™ personal safety and community security system is being deployed for the first time in the Middle East, at one of Saudi Arabia’s most prestigious residential compounds.