Everbridge, a global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, has announced a partnership with RiskBand, a leading provider of wearable, live-monitored safety devices for organisations and their workers. The alliance is part of Everbridge’s strategy to reach the broadest set of workers, including those that may not always have ready access to a mobile phone, such as a hospitality employee, in-home healthcare provider, or lone worker in the field. With the additional modality and simple access of the RiskBand wearable device, Everbridge is expanding its addressable market for protecting employees regardless of their physical location, whether inside the office, working remotely, or travelling the globe.
Critical events such as assaults and active shooter incidents are threatening lives and causing major business disruptions. Fatal work injuries have increased over the last decade, with 5,147 occupational fatalities recorded in the US in 2017. This challenge is only magnified by an increasingly mobile workforce, as well as the prevalence of lone worker scenarios across multiple industries served by both Everbridge and RiskBand, including healthcare, banking, retail, energy and utilities, hospitality, and higher education.
Designed for enterprise-level personal safety and security, RiskBand’s wearable devices bolster an organisation’s emergency communication and response strategy. A single push of a button provides two-way voice, user profile data, images and geolocation, in near real-time to your organisation’s security operations centre. As part of the partnership, Everbridge will integrate its award-winning Safety Connection platform with RiskBand’s wearables, allowing both Everbridge and RiskBand customers to receive emergency messaging and provide detailed reporting of their location. The data from an employee’s RiskBand device is shared back to the Everbridge platform, allowing an organisation to deploy the appropriate emergency response.
“The rise in smart technology and connected devices is drastically improving operations for businesses across the globe and bringing about new opportunities to keep people safe,” said Imad Mouline, CTO of Everbridge. “Our partnership with RiskBand is advancing our existing connected safety ecosystem, offering employees without immediate access to a mobile phone with a direct line for emergency communication that they can utilise anywhere.”
As part of the expansion of that ecosystem, Everbridge is looking to introduce additional wearables into the marketplace and integrate further with IoT devices, sensors and smart building technology, all to better protect employees from an increasing array of workplace threats.
“It is especially gratifying that a respected industry leader like Everbridge recognises the powerful solution of the RiskBand ARIES device and platform. We believe that this collaborative partnership will enable us to empower businesses to enhance employee safety through state-of-the-art wearable devices that are fully integrated with the most comprehensive critical event management solutions,” said Jim Van Law, CEO and Co-founder of RiskBand.