3 March 2018

March 7 & 8: CriticalArc’s annual SafeZone Conference for EMEA Users is on this week at Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University.

This year’s event will bring together users from across the UK with other industry professionals to share their ideas and experiences, to further strengthen the existing SafeZone user community, and to help provide new insights to guide future product developments.

CriticalArc’s two co-founders, Glenn Farrant, CEO and Jahmai Lay, CTO will join the conference to update delegates on current and planned SafeZone developments, to facilitate workshops and group discussions, and to gain more detailed customer feedback.

This year’s main sponsor is Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announcing a new partnership with CriticalArc.

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9 December 2017

Technology enables users worldwide to link in with university emergency supports

First Irish university to roll-out SafeZone

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 9 DECEMBER 2017 – Dublin City University is providing emergency supports to staff and students anywhere in the world through a mobile safety application called SafeZone which links users with the University emergency response team.

Provided by technology firm CriticalArc, the app, which DCU staff and students can download at no cost, will enable students and staff to connect with DCU’s emergency response team if urgent help is required, first aid is needed or an emergency occurs.

DCU is the first university in the Republic of Ireland to roll-out SafeZone, which will be available to a student and staff population of almost 19,000 across the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s and All Hallows campuses. The app is also of use to University staff and students who are working and studying overseas.

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30 October 2017

CriticalArc will be Headline Sponsor at the Academic Registrars Council’s Building Excellence Conference 2017

The sponsorship is testament to the continued growth of CriticalArc with 15% of UK universities now using SafeZone

WEST MALLING, UNITED KINGDOM, 30 OCTOBER 2017 – CriticalArc, today announces its sponsorship of the Academic Registrars Council’s (ARCs) Conference and Exhibition, with this year’s theme based on ‘Building Excellence’ that will take place at the Hilton Belfast on the 13th and 14th November 2017.

The conference will cover a wide range of topics from new directions in teaching, learning, assessment, student priorities, the impact of Brexit through to new data futures and links to business operations with presentations delivered by a panel of expert speakers. The two-day event will also offer delegates 1-1 development sessions as well as several networking opportunities to liaise with higher education professionals across a variety of disciplines.

The CriticalArc team will be on hand in the exhibition area to demonstrate, SafeZone™, a holistic solution for managing day-to-day safety and security operations, workplace health and safety (WHS) compliance, ensuring duty of care, supporting first aid and full-scale emergencies in real-time.

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27 July 2017

Announcing Product Partnership to Integrate Real-Time Navigation and Location Intelligence with SafeZone Safety & Security Response

NEW YORK and SYDNEYJuly 24, 2017  — Connexient and CriticalArc announced today that they have formed a partnership to integrate Connexient’s MediNav™ Navigator Edition 2.0 with CriticalArc’s SafeZone security response and emergency management solution.  The combined solution will revolutionize the ability of organizations with complex campuses and facilities to respond to security and emergency incidents.

Connexient is the market leader in Digital Wayfinding and Enterprise Indoor Navigation Services for healthcare, with a rapidly growing roster of over 43 hospital clients.  Powered by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons and sophisticated handset sensor fusion technology, MediNav™ Navigator v. 2.0 provides rich indoor maps, “blue dot” indoor navigation and location-based services for patients, visitors and staff.

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13 April 2017

Students to benefit from enhanced personal protection, both on and off campus

CriticalArc has today announced that its pioneering SafeZone™ personal protection and campus security system has been selected by Swansea University to boost 24/7 safety for its students and staff both on and off campus.

Swansea University is the latest in a fast-growing list of UK higher education establishments to choose SafeZone, following its European launch in 2014. The University has more than 19,000 students, including many international students, studying on a range of courses from Engineering, Law and Criminology, Arts and Humanities, Science, Medical, Human and Health Science and Business Management supported by just over 3,000 staff (includes academics).

SafeZone will be deployed at the two principal campuses ie the Singleton Park and the Bay Campuses as well as 7 other sites frequented by students and staff in the Swansea Bay region, where it will offer enhanced protection for any staff and student when they are at risk or need urgent help. It will meet the need of the campus security teams to support an increasingly round-the-clock learning culture that offers safe 24/7 access to libraries, study hubs and other facilities.

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