Rave Mobile Safety Acquires AppArmor

Critical communication solutions provider Rave Mobile Safety announced this week that it has acquired AppArmor, an industry leader in custom-branded mobile safety apps. A press release states that the acquisition will merge the Rave platform’s scalability and robustness with AppArmor’s agile customization ability to provide the best of both worlds with a customer-centric mindset.

“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 Todd Piett, CEO of Rave. “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.”

AppArmor was founded in 2011 and develops custom-branded emergency notification and safety mobile apps. According to the press release, it uses a proprietary approach to launch and support customized apps. Beyond the higher education and healthcare verticals, AppArmor has developed solutions for K–12 anonymous tipping in Florida and Hawaii, and also a COVID-19 module that supports vaccination validations for employees returning to work.

Combining Rave’s multimodal mass notifications, crisis management solutions and deep integration into 9-1-1 response process and AppArmor’s content management and configurable app capabilities creates an organization even more prepared to meet customer and industry needs and respond to market trends. AppArmor also brings a substantial higher education customer base to Rave’s existing college and university coverage, meaning Rave will now protect 75 percent of the higher education population in North America.

“At AppArmor, we set out to become the innovators of public safety, and joining with Rave is a major step forward in that mission,” said David Sinkinson, co-founder and CEO of AppArmor. “The integration of AppArmor into Rave’s leading safety platform will benefit all our customers as we combine technology to provide a better suite of safety products and further strengthen our industry-leading customer service.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning and Campus Security and Life Safety. He can be reached at MJones@1105media.com