School Safety Technology

Rave Mobile Safety Acquires AppArmor, Extends Market Reach in Safety and Incident Response Solutions

Rave Mobile Safety, the maker of the Rave panic button app used by 10,000 K–12 schools across the nation, today announced the acquisition of AppArmor, a major provider of custom-branded mobile safety and emergency notification apps serving hundreds of higher ed, public safety, corporate, and healthcare organizations.

The acquisition will merge the “scalability and robustness of the Rave platform with agile mobile app customization through AppArmor to deliver best in class technology for critical communication and collaboration,” a news release said.

“AppArmor shares our mission to disrupt and innovate critical communications and incident collaboration and has established a robust customer base that speaks to their ability to deliver technology that makes a difference,” said Rave CEO Todd Piett. “With the addition of AppArmor, the combined company can now offer our clients an even broader suite of market-leading solutions to enhance safety and response for higher education institutions, public safety agencies and private enterprises.”

Q&A: How Rave Mobile Safety Keeps Schools Safe

Rave SVP Todd Miller recently spoke with THE Journal about Rave’s panic button app and how it’s helping keep schools and students safe, how Rave helps automate the instantaneous sharing of information that helps safety responders, and why he believes a statewide approach to school safety technology works best. Read the Full Report.

Founded in 2011, AppArmor solutions for K-12 anonymous tipping are used statewide in Florida and Hawaii; the company’s newest product is a COVID-19 module used for vaccination validation.

The deal combines Rave’s multi-modal mass notifications, crisis management solutions and deep integration into 911 systems and emergency-response processes with AppArmor’s configurable app capabilities and content management. With the addition of AppArmor’s higher education customer base to Rave’s existing clientele across the U.S. and Canada, Rave will now protect 75% of North American higher ed organizations, according to the news release.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].