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React Mobile

June 23, 2015 09:00 ET

React Mobile Partners With Seattle University to Improve Student Safety

Summer Residents First in Country to Receive Branded App Enabled Panic Button, Alert Campus Security in an Emergency

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2015) - React Mobile, a leader in personal safety, today announced a first-of-its kind partnership with Seattle University to provide summer residents with a branded React Sidekick Bluetooth panic button to help enhance the safety of students. The React Sidekick is a personal emergency button that can be used to quickly and remotely activate a widespread emergency alert without the need to find, unlock and dial from a phone that may be out of reach. The React Sidekick pairs with the free React Mobile safety app to provide peace of mind and is the fastest way to reach a wide network, now including Seattle University campus security, when it matters most.

"We're continuously seeking to improve safety throughout our campus and to provide the latest technology to our students," said Tim Marron, Executive Director of Public Safety and Transportation, Seattle University. "The React Mobile solution offer students, faculty and staff an additional layer of security that complements our current campus safety efforts. We plan to phase out our current safety app in favor of React Mobile."

Located in the heart of the city, Seattle University already provides a number of services to alleviate safety concerns. These include Blue Light Emergency Phones, Night Hawk Safety/Escort Patrol and a fee-based safety app. Initially, some 100 summer residents will receive a university branded Sidekick to pair with the React Mobile safety app. Public safety representatives will also be selling the devices to first year students during their "Summer in Seattle" orientations and Fall "Welcome Week." Both the university and React Mobile hope to expand the program campus wide in 2015.

"What's great about the Sidekick is that no one even knows you're wearing a safety device," said Jonathan Parsay, a senior year Seattle University student. "The Sidekick is the perfect add-on to the React Mobile app follow me feature. Now my group of co-ed friends can easily follow each other whenever were walking or running at night alone, even if our phone isn't handy. We're all pretty excited about this and plan to urge everyone on campus to try the Sidekick." 

React Mobile has taken steps to integrate their solution with Seattle University's Public Safety office to help improve emergency response times on campus. "Seattle University is the first to recognize the importance and benefits of providing their community with a branded personal safety solution," said Robb Monkman, CEO, React Mobile. "I'm so pleased to be working with my alma mater to transform the way people call for help in an emergency."

In addition to Seattle University, React Mobile is partnering with Occidental College and the University of Washington to provide the React Sidekick and safety app. The company is also talking with leading tech, sports and athletic brands who are already thinking about the personal safety solution market.

React Sidekick Product Specs:

47mm x 31mm x 15 mm

0-100 FT range

Water Resistant

1+ Year Battery Life

Powered by the React Mobile Safety App

Compatible Devices:

iPhone: 4S and newer

Android: Must support LE Bluetooth 4.0

Pricing/Availability - The React Sidekick is available for $59.00 at www.reactmobile.com

About React Mobile

React Mobile is a simple yet powerful safety solution that is transforming the way people call for help in emergencies. The React Sidekick is a low energy Bluetooth (4.0) Smart panic button that pairs with the free React Mobile safety app so that users can quickly send out a widespread emergency alert via email, text and social media without having to access and unlock their phone. The React Mobile safety system is the fastest way to reach a wide network of family and friends when it matters most. You can learn more at www.reactmobile.com

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