Texas A&M University-Kingsville has deployed the SafeZone technology from CriticalArc to enhance student security and safety.
According to the company, SafeZone is a unified platform for safety, security, emergency management and wellbeing support, designed for the higher education and healthcare sectors.
Through real time coordination and response, SafeZone empowers organizations to act faster and more effectively to deal with incidents.
CriticalArc highlights that Texas A&M University-Kingsville has made it a priority to invest in advanced safety technologies and protocols.
As such, SafeZone will make it easy for students to request immediate assistance with a single tap on their smartphones, whether it be to ask for emergency help, report a concern or access support services.
When a user activates a duress button on the SafeZone app, their identity and location are instantly shared with campus police.
First responders are notified in real-time, enabling a coordinated response. The system also initiates two-way communications with the user and first responders, enabling the fastest and most appropriate intervention.
CriticalArc says that the functionality of SafeZone also extends beyond campus boundaries, ensuring that users are protected even when they are off-site, taking part in athletics or academic events at other locations, or working and travelling abroad.
“We take the safety of our students and staff extremely seriously at Texas A&M University-Kingsville,” said Julian Cavazos, Chief of Police at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
“With the integration of the SafeZone platform, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing a secure and supportive campus environment.
“This cutting-edge technology will enable our students to feel safer, knowing that our police team is always there to assist them.”
“Universities, healthcare providers and major organizations across the US are adopting SafeZone technology, ensuring that they can take better care of their people, respond rapidly to any situation and deal with any incidents more effectively,” added Darren Chalmers-Stevens, CriticalArc’s Chief Operating Officer.