Combining access to emergency notification and campus safety systems, Rave acquires AppArmor

by Brianna Crandall — February 14, 2022 — Rave Mobile Safety, a critical communication and collaboration platform, just announced the acquisition of AppArmor, 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 best-in-class technology for emergency notification, campus safety systems and more.


Rave’s acquisition of AppArmor combines access to emergency notification and campus safety systems for higher education, public safety and private enterprises. Image courtesy Rave

Amid an ever-changing landscape of safety and critical communication 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 plan to meet that industry need — marrying best-in-class product innovation and mobile-first customization with a customer-centric mindset.

Todd Piett, CEO, Rave, stated:

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. 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. AppArmor apps and systems are used by hundreds of organizations across the globe.

Founded in 2004, Rave Mobile Safety provides award-winning critical communication and collaboration technology used to save lives, manage crisis incidents and increase resiliency. From major disasters and crisis events to everyday emergencies and operational incidents, the Rave platform enables critical data sharing, mass notification and emergency response coordination. Over 8,000 first responder, emergency management, 9-1-1, and federal, state and local agencies — as well as corporations, healthcare organizations, universities and schools — all rely on Rave to prepare better, respond faster, recover quicker and mitigate anticipated critical incidents.

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 communication, emergency alerts, anonymous tipping and more.

David Sinkinson, co-founder and CEO, AppArmor, remarked:

At AppArmor, we set out to become the innovators of public safety, and joining with Rave is a major step forward in that mission. 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.

Michael Kwiatkowski, executive director for Campus Safety, University of Chicago, commented about the acquisition:

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. 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.

To learn more, visit the Rave Mobile Safety website.