Rave Acquires AppArmor
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 | Comments

Rave Mobile Safety acquired AppArmor, a provider of custom-branded mobile safety apps. The acquisition will bring together the scalability and robustness of the Rave platform with agile mobile app customization through AppArmor to deliver technology for critical communications and collaboration.

Amid an everchanging landscape of safety and critical communications priorities, state and local government agencies, corporations, K-12 schools and higher education institutions alike need innovative technology, customizable mobile apps and customer-focused services for their emergency response and crisis management needs. Together, Rave Mobile Safety and AppArmor meet that industry need, marrying innovation and mobile-first customization 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 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.”

Founded in 2011, AppArmor develops custom-branded safety apps and emergency notification systems with a proprietary approach to quickly launch and support customized apps. In addition to a robust customer base in higher education and healthcare, the company has developed innovative solutions for K-12 anonymous tipping used statewide in Florida and Hawaii, as well as a COVID-19 module used to support back-to-work vaccination validation.

“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 App Armor Cofounder and CEO David Sinkinson. “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.”

Together, Rave and AppArmor combine robust multimodal mass notifications, crisis management solutions and deep integration into 9-1-1 and response processes from Rave with configurable app capabilities and content management from AppArmor to better meet industry needs and more quickly respond to market trends. With the addition of AppArmor’s strong higher education customer base to Rave’s existing coverage of colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada, Rave will now protect 75% of the North American higher education population with solutions for campus safety, critical campus communications, emergency alerts, anonymous tipping and more.

“As a customer of both Rave and AppArmor, we’re confident this combination of technology and customer service provides us with the best tools to protect and inform our University of Chicago community,” said Michael Kwiatkowski, executive director for campus safety, University of Chicago. “We look forward to leveraging the power and ease of use of the Rave platform with a deeper integration into our UChicago Safe branded safety app from AppArmor.”

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