New wave of adoptions reflects growing concern to improve safety and security
Three leading Australian universities are introducing SafeZone® technology from CriticalArc in a drive to improve safety, increase their security teams’ capabilities and provide better care for students and staff.
With 30% of Australian universities now using SafeZone, this latest wave of roll-outs confirms CriticalArc’s position as the most comprehensive safety and security management solution provider in the Australian market.
Adding to CriticalArc’s growing network of customers, the University of Tasmania (UTAS), the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have more than 75,000 students and staff working in 33 campuses and associated facilities across four States, meaning that SafeZone now serves the needs of 1.5 million students and staff at more than 500 locations across the world.
“UTAS, USQ and USC each have their own unique character and particular priorities but ensuring the best standards of care for students and staff is top of the list for all of them,” says Robert Christie, CriticalArc’s Customer Success Manager, Asia Pacific.
“Preventing crime, managing public safety and handling emergencies are still the top concerns of university security teams, yet SafeZone is also enabling those teams do much more to address issues that are increasingly important. From improving support around mental well-being to tackling sexual harassment and making campuses inclusive environments where everyone can feel safe and welcome, security and response teams are playing a much bigger role than they traditionally did. SafeZone is a key tool in enabling campus security to be more effective, more relevant and more approachable.”
SafeZone puts individuals directly in touch with response teams at universities, hospitals, government
departments and similar large organisations, making it easy for them to use their mobile phones to request help, trigger an emergency response, receive rapid notifications in the event of emergencies and benefit from a wide range of customer-care services.
CriticalArc is a global technology innovator and the creator of the distributed command and control solution, SafeZone ® , which has been adopted by dozens of universities and enterprises across the world to help ensure the fastest possible emergency and safety support for students and staff by providing easy, direct access to responders. SafeZone fundamentally changes the way businesses manage safety and security operations across multi-site organizations and dispersed campuses, allowing proactive response that positively impacts the outcome of any incident.