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Everbridge expands wearable device ecosystem


September 10, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

BURLINGTON, Mass. — Everbridge Inc., an enterprise safety software firm, has announced a partnership with RiskBand, a provider of wearable, live-monitored safety devices for organizations and their workers.

Everbridge says the partnership is part of its strategy to reach the broadest set of workers, including those that may not always have ready access to a mobile phone, such as hospitality employees, in-home healthcare providers, or lone workers.

According to Everbridge, RiskBand’s wearable devices provide two-way voice, user profile data, images, and geolocation.

As part of the partnership, Everbridge says it will integrate its 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 organization to deploy the appropriate emergency response.

“The rise in smart technology and connected devices drastically improves operations for businesses across the globe, and brings about new opportunities to keep people safe,” said David Meredith, CEO of Everbridge, in a prepared statement. “Our partnership with RiskBand advances our existing connected safety ecosystem, offering employees without immediate access to a mobile phone with a direct line for emergency communication that they can utilize anywhere.”

“It is especially gratifying that a respected industry leader like Everbridge recognizes 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, also in a statement.

RiskBand will be fully integrated into Everbridge’s platform. Individuals attending the Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference this week in Chicago can visit the Everbridge Booth #124 to learn more about the joint offering.