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CareHawk® Ranks Among Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies, Again.

Date: Ocotber 15, 2020
Posted by: Admin

Kitchener, Ontario Canada (October 15, 2020) CareHawk® once again ranks among the fastest-growing companies in Canada securing the 201st spot on 2020 Growth List. Additionally, CareHawk placed No. 24 in the manufacturing category and No. 14 overall in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

“We have earned 368% revenue growth over the past 5 years, which is a reflection of the hard work demonstrated by our employees and our ability to innovate within our competitive marketspaces,” says Wayne Hartill, President and Co-founder of CareHawk®.

“The companies on the 2020 Growth List are really exceptional. Their stories are a masterclass in how to survive when the economy throws a curveball. Despite turbulence, 2020 Growth List companies showed resilience, spirit and, most importantly, empathy and strong leadership,” says Susan Grimbly, Growth List Editor. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that the heart of Canada’s entrepreneurial community beats strong, even in tough times.”

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CareHawk® and Boxlight® Enter into Strategic Partnership

Date: September 16, 2020
Posted by: Admin
Category: Press Release

Providing the most comprehensive audio solution for the education market

Kitchener, Ontario Canada - September 16, 2020 - CareHawk, a leader in mass communication solutions for schools and campuses, today announced a strategic partnership with Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, based in Lawrenceville, GA.

The strategic partnership will integrate Boxlight’s MimioClarity classroom audio solution with the Life Safety products of CareHawk. The combined solution will provide the most comprehensive district communications and enhanced classroom audio products on the market, and will allow for integrated safe schools initiatives, easing administrative burden.

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Integrated School Emergency Notification System

Date: August 10, 2020
Posted by: Admin

Campus Safety Magazine recently published its 2020 Emergency Notification Special Report which highlights the challenges schools have when integrating multiple emergency notification systems to work together.

It's no surprise that integrating systems from multiple suppliers would have its challenges. The systems are not designed to work seamlessly together. This challenge may prevent schools from implementing the systems needed for a comprehensive emergency notification solution and compromise the safety of students, staff, and faculty.

It doesn't have to be this way! The CareHawk Life Safety Communication Platform includes lockdown and other critical emergency communication protocols, two-way classroom intercom, indoor and outdoor zone paging, visual message displays, email alerts, synchronized clocks, school calendar, bell schedules, district-wide alerts, and more. Control communications using your school floorplan and staff directory with the user-focused MapAssist software.

The best part, it's designed to work seamlessly together straight from the factory.

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CareHawk COVID-19 Response

Date: April 3, 2020
Posted by: Admin
Category: COVID-19

Like you, we’ve been monitoring the latest news about COVID-19. We wanted to let you know we’re doing all we can to keep our operations running, supply you with products and support, do our part in this crisis, and keep our staff safe.

Carehawk is an essential business and remains operational. Life safety communications are especially necessary in a crisis. There’s no clearer an example than the installation of our Dukane HC7000 nurse call system in the improvised COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit in Hotel Dieu Quebec, in Quebec City. Under extremely challenging circumstances our partner J. Belanger Intercom of Quebec delivered and installed the system in just 3 days; in advance of the anticipated wave of new COVID-19 cases. Thank you, J. Belanger Intercom and all our partners doing your part for your communities and frontline healthcare workers. Your work is making a difference.

While we remain open and delivering products, the supply of raw materials is challenging during these uncertain times. Our lead times remain the same, however, we’re monitoring the situation constantly and will inform you if there are any changes.

We want to take a moment to highlight the things CareHawk has put in place to help prevent the spread of the virus within our workplace:

  • Instructions for proper handwashing and when it’s required
  • COVID-19 information posted in the lunchroom
  • Live COVID-19 news feed in the lunchroom
  • Purell hand sanitizers at the front and rear doors and in the lunchroom
  • The removal of community dishes, cups and cutlery
  • A hiatus on community treats and CareHawk provided coffee
  • Restrictions on visitors
  • Mandatory reporting of any positive cases that an employee has been in contact with
  • Divulging of recent, current or future travel
  • Social distancing in the lunchroom, meetings, etc.
  • Staggered lunches to accommodate social distancing
  • Restricted entry to the production area for non-Production staff
  • Precautions for warehouse staff when opening parcels and handling signage with couriers
  • Scheduled disinfection of common areas in the front, back, and lunchroom

We continue to monitor recommendations from the federal and local governments and health organizations so we remain up-to-date on the latest information and safety protocols.

These are challenging and uncertain times, but we feel confident that as a company and community, we can get through this together.

Sincerely,

Wayne Hartill
President


CareHawk gives back with the Kitchener Fire Dept. + Clarky's Kids!

Date: December 2, 2019
Posted by: Admin
Category: Press Release

Kitchener, Ontario Canada (Dec 2, 2019) We'd like to congratulate the Kitchener Fire Department @KitchFire on a successful fundraising effort at the 5th Annual @Kitchfiregolf Classic for Clarky's Kids.

We're thrilled to be part of the event in support of a great local charity. A cheque for just over $34,000 was presented during the Kitchener Rangers Sunday's pre-game ceremony.

All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and baby-sitting during their child’s cancer treatment.


TechTime with Todd - Teaser

Date: November 21, 2019
Posted by: Admin

CareHawk's TechTime with Todd is a series of YouTube educational videos for CareHawk Life Safety Communication Platform users. Join Todd while he walks you through product and software how-to's, tips, and answers your frequently asked questions! Coming soon! (In the New Year)

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CareHawk® Ranks No. 150 on the 2019 Growth 500

Date: September 12, 2019
Posted by: Admin
Category: Press Release

Kitchener, Ontario Canada (September 12, 2019) Since being founded in 2006, CareHawk® has grown from a humble garage start-up to a multi-million dollar enterprise landing the company 150th on 2019 Growth 500. Additionally, CareHawk placed No. 16 in the manufacturing category and No. 4 overall in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

“We have achieved 595% revenue growth over the past 5 years, which is a testament to our teams’ exceptional work and focus,” says Wayne Hartill, President and Co-founder of CareHawk®.

“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

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CareHawk at Work: 2019 Production Floor Reorganization (time-lapse)

Date: August 1, 2019
Posted by: Admin
Category: CareHawk News

With Carehawk school intercom systems experiencing year-over-year sales growth, coupled with the launch of the new Dukane HC7000 nurse call system, we've made growth-oriented investments in production equipment and staff. To accommodate this growth a production floor revamp was needed. We documented some of the efforts in this short time lapse video. Look at how much CareHawk can get done in just over a minute!

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Integrated School Emergency Notification System

Date: August 10, 2020
Posted by: Admin

Campus Safety Magazine recently published its 2020 Emergency Notification Special Report which highlights the challenges schools have when integrating multiple emergency notification systems to work together.

It's no surprise that integrating systems from multiple suppliers would have its challenges. The systems are not designed to work seamlessly together. This challenge may prevent schools from implementing the systems needed for a comprehensive emergency notification solution and compromise the safety of students, staff, and faculty.

It doesn't have to be this way! The CareHawk Life Safety Communication Platform includes lockdown and other critical emergency communication protocols, two-way classroom intercom, indoor and outdoor zone paging, visual message displays, email alerts, synchronized clocks, school calendar, bell schedules, district-wide alerts, and more. Control communications using your school floorplan and staff directory with the user-focused MapAssist software.

The best part, it's designed to work seamlessly together straight from the factory.

read more

CareHawk COVID-19 Response

Date: April 3, 2020
Posted by: Admin
Category: COVID-19

Like you, we’ve been monitoring the latest news about COVID-19. We wanted to let you know we’re doing all we can to keep our operations running, supply you with products and support, do our part in this crisis, and keep our staff safe.

Carehawk is an essential business and remains operational. Life safety communications are especially necessary in a crisis. There’s no clearer an example than the installation of our Dukane HC7000 nurse call system in the improvised COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit in Hotel Dieu Quebec, in Quebec City. Under extremely challenging circumstances our partner J. Belanger Intercom of Quebec delivered and installed the system in just 3 days; in advance of the anticipated wave of new COVID-19 cases. Thank you, J. Belanger Intercom and all our partners doing your part for your communities and frontline healthcare workers. Your work is making a difference.

While we remain open and delivering products, the supply of raw materials is challenging during these uncertain times. Our lead times remain the same, however, we’re monitoring the situation constantly and will inform you if there are any changes.

We want to take a moment to highlight the things CareHawk has put in place to help prevent the spread of the virus within our workplace:

  • Instructions for proper handwashing and when it’s required
  • COVID-19 information posted in the lunchroom
  • Live COVID-19 news feed in the lunchroom
  • Purell hand sanitizers at the front and rear doors and in the lunchroom
  • The removal of community dishes, cups and cutlery
  • A hiatus on community treats and CareHawk provided coffee
  • Restrictions on visitors
  • Mandatory reporting of any positive cases that an employee has been in contact with
  • Divulging of recent, current or future travel
  • Social distancing in the lunchroom, meetings, etc.
  • Staggered lunches to accommodate social distancing
  • Restricted entry to the production area for non-Production staff
  • Precautions for warehouse staff when opening parcels and handling signage with couriers
  • Scheduled disinfection of common areas in the front, back, and lunchroom

We continue to monitor recommendations from the federal and local governments and health organizations so we remain up-to-date on the latest information and safety protocols.

These are challenging and uncertain times, but we feel confident that as a company and community, we can get through this together.

Sincerely,

Wayne Hartill
President


CareHawk gives back with the Kitchener Fire Dept. + Clarky's Kids!

Date: December 2, 2019
Posted by: Admin
Category: Press Release

Kitchener, Ontario Canada (Dec 2, 2019) We'd like to congratulate the Kitchener Fire Department @KitchFire on a successful fundraising effort at the 5th Annual @Kitchfiregolf Classic for Clarky's Kids.

We're thrilled to be part of the event in support of a great local charity. A cheque for just over $34,000 was presented during the Kitchener Rangers Sunday's pre-game ceremony.

All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and baby-sitting during their child’s cancer treatment.


TechTime with Todd - Teaser

Date: November 21, 2019
Posted by: Admin

CareHawk's TechTime with Todd is a series of YouTube educational videos for CareHawk Life Safety Communication Platform users. Join Todd while he walks you through product and software how-to's, tips, and answers your frequently asked questions! Coming soon! (In the New Year)

Subscribe Now!

CareHawk® Ranks No. 150 on the 2019 Growth 500

Date: September 12, 2019
Posted by: Admin
Category: Press Release

Kitchener, Ontario Canada (September 12, 2019) Since being founded in 2006, CareHawk® has grown from a humble garage start-up to a multi-million dollar enterprise landing the company 150th on 2019 Growth 500. Additionally, CareHawk placed No. 16 in the manufacturing category and No. 4 overall in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

“We have achieved 595% revenue growth over the past 5 years, which is a testament to our teams’ exceptional work and focus,” says Wayne Hartill, President and Co-founder of CareHawk®.

“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

read more

CareHawk at Work: 2019 Production Floor Reorganization (time-lapse)

Date: August 1, 2019
Posted by: Admin
Category: CareHawk News

With Carehawk school intercom systems experiencing year-over-year sales growth, coupled with the launch of the new Dukane HC7000 nurse call system, we've made growth-oriented investments in production equipment and staff. To accommodate this growth a production floor revamp was needed. We documented some of the efforts in this short time lapse video. Look at how much CareHawk can get done in just over a minute!