Mutualink and Rave improve Warwick school security


By Critical Comms Staff
Friday, 17 March, 2017


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Joint technology has been deployed by Mutualink and Rave Mobile Safety to improve the security in Warwick public schools in the US.

The deployment is the first district-wide implementation of the system combining Mutualink’s multimedia interoperable communications platform with Rave Mobile Safety’s Rave Panic Button.

“With the Rave Panic Button, Warwick’s teachers and first responders are in closer contact,” said Mayor Scott Avedisian, Warwick.

“Rave Mobile Safety integrating with Mutualink improves the safety of our community by reducing the time to incident resolution. When first responders have voice, video and data information before arriving on-site, the outcome is better for all concerned.”

The Rave Panic Button activates Mutualink’s multimedia communication platform with the push of a button, while instantly dialling 911 and notifying stakeholders on the campus. All Warwick public school teachers and staff will have this powerful tool at their fingertips.

“This is an innovative collaboration tool that spans the entire community. Our schools benefit from the experience our first responders have on the platform,” said Philip Thornton, superintendent of schools in Warwick.

“Our goal is to connect with law enforcement more quickly, creating better situational awareness before they even reach the school. We’re also seeing a better way to work between schools.”

Mutualink and Rave Mobile Safety rolled out their integrated solution following a presentation to the Warwick School Committee and subsequent contract award. After a quick implementation process, responders and administrators conducted thorough training and scenario planning over several months.

Warwick Police Department, Warwick Fire Department, Kent Hospital and the Warwick Mall were early adopters of Mutualink’s collaboration solution and have used the platform for emergencies and training for four years.

“Rave Mobile Safety’s industry-leading panic button app drastically reduces response times,” said Mark Hatten, CEO, Mutualink.

Additionally, Rave Mobile Safety is better protecting teachers and staff by instantly calling 911 while opening a collaboration session between school staff and the police.

“Over the last 10 years, Mutualink has enabled schools to have secure and rapid communications with law enforcement,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO of Rave Mobile Safety.

“This joint solution protects students, faculty and staff through better communication and collaboration.”

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