CriticalArc Pty Ltd announced today that it is launching SafeZone, its unique campus safety solution at four more universities in Australia. Only a little more than 18 months after SafeZone was first released, 15% of Australian universities are now using SafeZone.
Deakin University, RMIT University, University of South Australia and Queensland University of Technology have joined the University of Wollongong and Curtin University in offering SafeZone to more than a quarter of a million students, staff and visitors for the 2014 academic year.
CriticalArc, maker of the revolutionary SafeZone Security and Safety System, has raised $1M to fund international expansion from Commercialisation Australia, the Hunter Angels and Sydney Angels.
SafeZone is the first product of its kind and CriticalArc has spent the last twelve months confirming international demand for the product. Glenn Farrant, co-founder said, “There is a huge demand for SafeZone. We clearly have the opportunity to change the way security and safety is managed and to disrupt the major security systems vendors in the process. These funds will allow us to take advantage of this significant opportunity.”
CriticalArc Pty Ltd and The University of Wollongong (UOW) announced today the launch of a full-scale pilot of CriticalArc’s SafeZone campus safety and security solution. Maintaining a safe and secure environment, 24-hours per day, on large open campuses with small security teams is a challenge for all Australian universities. UOW hopes that SafeZone will enable faster and more effective incident response by its security team, and a greater sense of wellbeing for all students and staff while on campus.
Whether it’s walking to the car at night or staying back at the office, we’ve all felt nervous about our safety before. UOW aims to improve safety on campus when it begins the Pilot Program of SafeZone, a new operation which transforms smartphones into personal sensors which give security officers a complete view of the situation.
CriticalArc have already conducted some trials with UOW Security with SafeZone. Now SafeZone will be piloted on UOW’s Wollongong campus, where it will be monitored and responded to by UOW Security. The free app will be available to all UOW staff and students who have a smartphone during spring session from July 30 to December 31.