Getting in touch with students can be tough, even during emergencies. Many colleges today send out emergency alerts via email and SMS. When that isn’t enough there’s the RAVENAlert keychain. Its like those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” necklaces for the elderly, except for college kids. It works over a wireless network that sends emergency alert signals to the keychains within 15-20 seconds after being issued. The benefit to the RAVENAlert is that in many emergency situations, cell phone networks are busy. It’s just another way of getting the message across.
There’s no word on price, but it’s probably expensive since it requires the school to purchase the units.