Motorola acquires mass notification and incident management firm Rave

Greg Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions has acquired Rave Mobile Safety, a leader in mass notification and incident management that helps organisations and public safety agencies communicate and collaborate during emergencies. The company is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

What is the market reach of Rave?

State and local governments and enterprises, including hospitals, already rely on Rave’s cloud-native, customisable platform to support emergency coordination. Users can effectively communicate operational updates and alerts, such as health emergencies, lockdowns and evacuations, so people are better informed to take appropriate action.

In addition, the platform is also used by thousands of K-12 schools and higher education institutions across the United States. Rave’s panic button solution can immediately provide real-time incident details and essential data like location to 9-1-1 call takers and first responders, and its incident management solution helps to coordinate the emergency response across school safety personnel, administrators and first responders.

What does the acquisition mean for Motorola Solutions?

“Motorola Solutions’ technologies strengthen the critical intersection of public safety and personal security. Our acquisition of Rave complements our portfolio with a platform specifically designed to help individuals, businesses and public safety agencies work together in more powerful ways,” said Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions.

Following the acquisition, the Rave platform will be integrated into Motorola Solutions’ technology portfolio, which includes access control, video security, body-worn cameras, critical communications, command centre software and weapons detection solutions.

“Rave and Motorola share a deep understanding of communication and collaboration workflows for clients, including the essential role of mobile tech, when addressing complex and evolving safety challenges. We’re excited to extend our reach as we join a global leader in public safety and enterprise security,” commented Todd Piett, CEO, Rave Mobile Safety.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.