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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16 May 2016

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.

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22 February 2016

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.

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16 February 2016

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.

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22 October 2015

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.

SafeZone has been rolled out at Al-Bustan Village in Riyadh as the first western-style security and safety solution of its kind in the Middle East.
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