The combination helps fulfill each company’s mission to make K-12 schools safer nationwide with robust prevention and preparedness solutions.
November 4, 2019, Medina, OH – Today, ALICE Training Institute, the leading active shooter preparedness company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of NaviGate Prepared, whose emergency preparedness and threat assessment software platforms help K-12 school systems successfully manage the complexities associated with any school safety initiative. The combination of these two organizations, along with the acquisition of SafePlans™ earlier in the year, now provides K-12 school systems and their communities with a holistic, best in-class solution for emergency preparedness, threat assessment and active shooter training and response.
“We are excited to welcome NaviGate Prepared to the ALICE family as we continue to build out the emergency preparedness solutions schools and communities demand,” stated Dave Mueller, CEO of the ALICE Training Institute. “They are clearly the category leader of cloudbased emergency prevention and preparedness software and are used by a significant portion of the K-12 market.”
The NaviGate Prepared software suite is designed to provide highly streamlined processes, easy access for staff, real time intelligence for first responders, and peace of mind for students, parents and staff. “Joining forces with ALICE gives us the ability to make schools safer than ever before,” stated Thom Jones, General Manager of NaviGate Prepared. “The combination of the NaviGate Prepared software suite and safety content with ALICE’s expertise in active shooter response provides a more robust safety program for schools moving forward.”
Navigate Prepared recently released a first of its kind, cloud-based platform for student threat assessment. This new release allows school systems to align with federally recommended models, streamline documentation and reporting, collaborate among teams, share with outside agencies and streamline the case management process to create a culture of safety, respect, and emotional support.
“This union is an important step forward in truly being able to help schools better prevent, prepare, respond to any emergency and recover afterwards,” stated Mueller. “Together, we can better assess the threats our K-12 schools face, help train staff and students in the most effective and appropriate way and provide a more comprehensive school safety preparedness solution.”
About ALICE Training Institute
Used by more than 5,500 school systems, 5,000 law enforcement agencies and 4,400 businesses, ALICE is the leading options-based active shooter response program in the U.S. Designed to help organizations prepare and respond in ways proven to save lives during the chaos of a violent critical incident where every second counts, ALICE strategies equip civilians with life-saving options that go beyond the traditional and inadequate lockdown-only response. For more information about ALICE Training Institute, visit www.AliceTraining.com.
About NaviGate Prepared
NaviGate Prepared specializes in emergency preparedness and safety for K-12 schools. The software platform is designed to manage the complexities associated with school safety initiatives, including student threat assessment, safety planning, drill scheduling and logging, accounting for students during drills and emergencies and much more. The cloud-based technology provides staff, administrators and first responders real-time access to emergency situations and facility information. NaviGate Prepared is SAFETY Act Designated as an antiterrorism-level technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information, visit www.NaviGatePrepared.com.