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RapidDeploy Integrates Raptor Technologies to Enhance School Safety with Expedited and Streamlined Emergency Response
Partnership provides Raptor panic button alert data within RapidDeploy’s Next Gen 911 Solutions
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AUSTIN, Texas (February 27, 2024)- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  RapidDeploy, the leader in cloud-native technology solutions for public safety, announced an integration with Raptor Technologies (Raptor), the leading provider of school safety software, to improve emergency communications and notification methods between schools and 911 agencies when faced with critical and threatening situations.

RaptorTechnologies provides a panic alert system to over 3,500 school districts throughout the U.S., while RapidDeploy is used by over 1,500 911 agencies for its Next Gen 911 mapping solution. Together, the companies will empower faster and more effective emergency responses by automating the delivery of data from Raptor Alert, a silent panic button alert system, directly into RapidDeploy’s platform.

“We are living in a time of increased threats to our schools and our panic button alert system shares critical information with the right teams in seconds,” said Chris Noell, Chief Product Officer, Raptor Technologies. “Our integration withRapidDeploy ensures that schools have a direct and reliable method of connecting to 911 agencies and sharing location information so that they can get the emergency assistance they need.”

Through the RapidDeploy and Raptor Technologies partnership, first responders and emergency communications centers are instantly notified when a user initiates a panic button alert, giving immediate access to critical context about the incident directly within RapidDeploy’s Next Gen 911 solutions. This information includes the name of the school, emergency type, location, name and phone number of the caller, lat/long, and more.

“Raptor’s panic button alert system provides an added layer of protection and can be the information that makes all the difference in how teams prepare, direct their resources and coordinate their response,” said Steve Raucher, CEO and Co-founder atRapidDeploy. “We are continuing to build on our mission of reducing response times to save lives by integrating the data and partners that truly matter.”

Raptor’s panic button alert system will be integrated into Radius Mapping, a Next Gen911 primary call-taking map used by telecommunicators and dispatchers, and intoLightning, Radius’ companion app that provides critical information directly to field responders via their mobile device.

Alyssa's Law a legislative initiative that requires all public school and charter schools to install silent alert technology has become a huge driver of new school safety measures across states in the U.S. Panic buttons are typically used during emergencies such as lockdowns and evacuations and are becoming more widely adopted as state lawmakers approve the funding necessary for implementation.

Learn more about Raptor and RapidDeploy here.

About RapidDeploy

Founded in 2016, and based in Austin, TX, RapidDeploy is the leading cloud-native platform for public safety. We provide Next Generation 911 solutions that deliver intelligent information throughout the emergency response journey, empowering agencies and first responders to drive better outcomes in mission critical situations.  

With a curated partner network, our platform combines mobile signals, critical datasets, and call information into a single operating system, improving emergency response with location accuracy, situational awareness, modern communications, and actionable insights. Our products improve outcomes and ultimately save lives. In 2023, RapidDeploy earned recognition for the 6th year in a row as a prominent company to watch on the GovTech 100 list, and as one of the best places to work by Built In. Learn more at

About Raptor Technologies

Founded in 2002, Raptor has partnered with over 60,000schools in 55 different countries, including over 5,300 K-12 US school districts, to provide integrated visitor, volunteer, attendance, dismissal, emergency management, and safeguarding software and services covering the complete spectrum of school and student safety. To learn more about becoming a partner with Raptor Technologies, visit   

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