HOST announces three-year contract with CriticalArc to enhance campus safety

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HOST has launched a new partnership with CriticalArc, creators of SafeZone , in a bid to further enhance safety and support for staff and guests across HOST’s entire campus community.

Using SafeZone, HOST’s campus security team has been able to deliver a more rapid response to calls for assistance across all campus facilities and to better support and assist guests and staff working remotely.

The technology has also enabled responders to pinpoint the precise locations of individuals calling for assistance in a wide range of situations, including those working alone out of hours, those with vulnerabilities and those with medical emergencies.

Guests and staff can check-in and use the service with the SafeZone mobile app which puts them in immediate contact with the security control room or they can chat with the Front Office team if they have any questions. The technology also makes it easy for the security team to optimise response and provide appropriate intervention in the event of an emergency.

As part of the new partnership, HOST will be able to deliver the same level of safety & security to its guests whether they are workers on a nationally significant infrastructure project or students on a university campus.

Mark Flinton, Campus Operations Director, said: “In these uncertain times, the safety of our guests and visitors is at the forefront of everything we do. At HOST, we are constantly reviewing ways to enhance 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 safety measures operate at the highest level by keeping everyone connected and enabling the most efficient response to any potential situation.”

“It’s more important than ever to keep in touch with their guests and staff, to fulfil their duty of care and ensure that those who need help of any kind get the quickest possible response,” said Darren Chalmers-Stevens, Managing Director of CriticalArc. “We are delighted to be working with HOST by implementing SafeZone to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and guests.”

For more information on CriticalArc and SafeZone go to or email [email protected].

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