News
15 January 2015

World leading university implements CriticalArc’s SafeZone™ to enhance safety and security for its 20,000 students and staff 

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, 13 JANUARY 2015: The University of York launched CriticalArc’s SafeZone on the 8th January to provide round-the-clock safety reassurance to students and staff.  York is the first University in the Russell Group to roll out the simple-to-use, free application designed to help those on campus to summon security or safety assistance via their mobile phones.

The SafeZone system allows security or first aid personnel to pinpoint the location where help is needed.  It also provides students and staff with a way of summoning general assistance swiftly from the Security Services help desk through a simple tap of an on-screen button.

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8 January 2015

The first higher education institution in Europe to implement pioneering distributed command and control to improve safety and security of students and staff.

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, 08 JANUARY 2015 – CriticalArc today announced that Northumbria University has rolled out its revolutionary distributed command and control solution, SafeZone™.

The University selected SafeZone to enhance staff and student safety while reducing costs through increasing the efficiency of everyday security operations across its six campuses. Through unparalleled situational awareness, SafeZone enables the University’s security team to coordinate its response to incidents quickly and efficiently.  The intuitive SafeZone app makes it easy for Northumbria’s 30,000 students and staff to summon security or safety assistance via a simple tap on their phone, so allowing security personnel to pinpoint their exact location.

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24 October 2014

Strategic partnership sees CriticalArc expansion represented throughout the region from BDS headquarters in Bahrain

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, 23 OCTOBER 2014 – CriticalArc and Building Defence Systems (BDS) today announced a business partnership that sees BDS become CriticalArc’s business development representative reseller. Under the partnership BDS will cover the entire Middle East region providing business development, pre-sales support, delivery and second line technical support for CriticalArc’s revolutionary distributed command and control solution, SafeZone™.

John Benton, Managing Director of BDS, said, “CriticalArc are the global leaders in cloud based situational awareness and offer us a complimentary solution to our existing portfolio of products and services. We are very excited about the opportunity to represent CriticalArc across the region and look forward to educating the market on its value for campus and multi-site security operations, especially in the education sector.”

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15 October 2014

The event signals CriticalArc’s commitment to improving business continuity, risk management and emergency planning for higher education institutions

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, 14 OCTOBER 2014 – CriticalArc, the innovators of the revolutionary distributed command and control solution, SafeZone™ today announced their exclusive sponsorship of this year’s HEBCoN Conference from the 23rd to 24th October at Weetwood Hall, Leeds. 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.

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30 August 2014

New identity reflects the company’s rapid growth with new product features signalling increase in demand for distributed command and control

CriticalArc today announced a revamped identity along with significant new SafeZone product features.  The re-branding follows a period of expansion for the Australian-based security technology business, in particular across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  The re-branding also includes a new website using the new visual identity.

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