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Staff and student well-being and safety is of the utmost importance at the University of Washington and a critical component of the Husky student experience. The SafeZone solution enables us to respond more effectively and efficiently to students and staff who need emergency support. We have been consistently impressed with the benefits SafeZone can deliver, along with its ease of use and deployment.John Vinson, Assistant Vice-President for Student Life/Chief of Police
OmniGuard has been very useful in optimizing our response to incidents. With SafeZone, we can now view the current location and availability of our officers, who is closest to the incident, and see our team in real-time as they respond. We can then play back incident recordings to optimize future performance.Stephen Gahagans, Chief of Police, University of Arkansas
If you’re looking for more than just a campus safety app, CriticalArc’s unique public safety solution, SafeZone®, is changing the way educational institutions are managing safety. By providing unprecedented situational awareness, the command and control software provides your team with a common operating view so your officers can view their position relative to each other as well as incidents, which enables your team to respond faster and minimize impacts. In addition, the free SafeZone app makes it easy for students and staff to summon help via simple tap on their mobile phone, enhancing the duty of care provided by your organization.
University Registrars and Vice Chancellors are under increasing pressure to attract and retain new and existing students, including international students. Since 88% of international students say a strong campus safety and security program influences what university they’ll attend, (and international students represent tens of billions of dollars in economic impact) investing in technology like SafeZone has a high ROI. Several universities have begun to promote their culture of safety and their use of SafeZone as a means to distinguish their institution from competing universities. Registrars understand that when students feel safe, it positively impacts the student experience and university retention rates.
SafeZone offers ‘Safety EverywhereTM’, which enables you to manage the safety of your people wherever you have duty of care regardless of geography. This means you can keep your people safe at central and satellite locations, both indoors and outdoors, in remote locations, or when they’re studying/working abroad.
As a result, SafeZone eliminates the need for different solutions to support a variety of environments and protocols, which translates to streamlined implementation, training, and daily operations.
Given the growth and expansion of Universities, Campus Safety teams are under increasing pressure to absorb incremental responsibilities with little or no increase in staff or budget. When faced with these pressures, college security leaders turn to technology to offset a shortage in resources. Our customers have frequently described SafeZone as a force multiplier that acts an essential component of their Emergency Response Plan. The ability to view the location, availability and role of each officer in the field enables universities to manage their large campuses and estates with small teams, yet still fulfill their duty of care to students, faculty and staff.
Astute universities recognize that parents often heavily influence the decision on where their son or daughter will attend University. Given this, universities are now beginning to proactively address parents’ concerns about safety to increase positive perceptions. Several of our customers have cited the positive feedback from parents when they learn about SafeZone. It’s rare that campus security teams can point to an improvement that so clearly demonstrates the university’s commitment to protect its students and staff as part of its overall risk management strategy.
It’s common for universities to have study abroad programs in 100+ countries. In addition, professors and students participate in exchange programs and university officials travel extensively to attend various conferences. As part of their expansion programs, several universities are building campuses in regions outside their main campus. Campus Safety teams are turning to SafeZone to help them create geo-zones around the cities or countries where their students and staff travel, to enable mass notification, provide visibility to incidents, and meet their duty of care. In fact, SafeZone is operational in over eighty countries worldwide by our customers.
SafeZone helps ensure the personal safety of students and staff, plus boosts the performance of Northeastern University’s campus police in Boston, MA.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is pioneering SafeZone’s Indoor Positioning Solution across its entire campus to provide its officers an unprecedented
The University of Arkansas main campus consists of 378 buildings spread across 512 acres and is home to almost 30,000 students and 4,500 staff.