HOST announces a three-year contract with CriticalArc to improve campus security

HOST has entered into a new partnership with CriticalArc, the developers of SafeZone, to further improve security and support for employees and guests across the HOST campus community.

With SafeZone, the HOST campus security team was able to respond more quickly to calls for help in all campus facilities and better support and support guests and employees who work remotely.

Technology has also made it possible for emergency responders to pinpoint the exact locations of people seeking help in a variety of situations, including people working alone outside of business hours, people in vulnerability, and people in medical emergencies.

Guests and employees can check in with the SafeZone app for mobile devices and use the service to immediately contact the security control room or chat with the front office team if they have any questions. The technology also makes it easier for the security team to optimize the response and take appropriate action in an emergency.

As part of the new partnership, HOST can offer its guests the same level of security, regardless of whether they are employees of a nationally significant infrastructure project or students on a university campus.

Campus Operations Manager Mark Flinton said, “In these uncertain times, the safety of our guests and visitors is paramount in everything we do. At HOST, we are constantly reviewing ways to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of everyone in our community. We look forward to this new partnership with CriticalArc and using SafeZone to ensure our security measures are at the highest level by keeping everyone connected and enabling the most efficient response to any potential situation. “

“It is more important than ever to keep in touch with your guests and staff, to do their due diligence and to ensure that those who need help of any kind respond as quickly as possible,” said Darren Chalmers-Stevens, managing director of CriticalArc. “We are very excited to be working with HOST and implementing SafeZone to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees and guests.”

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