AFP protects journalists with Vismo

The global news agency AFP (Agence France-Presse) is using Vismo Global tracking to help protect journalists who are reporting from some of the most dangerous locations in the World. The agency’s technical editor in charge of security, Emmanuel Serot, says:

“Journalism can be very dangerous work, and Vismo gives us an additional tool that helps us ensure the safety of our teams. It helps us track their movements and correlate their position relative to potential high risk areas. The panic-button capability gives our journalists added reassurance that in the event of an emergency and and unforeseen SOS situation, the response will be immediate. Our teams are often in remote and risky areas, and the ability to maintain contact with headquarters is extremely important to AFP.”

AFP is one of the world’s largest news agencies and delivers fast, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology.

Vismo is tried and tested in over 100 countries around the world and is the world leader in Mobile Tracking Solutions.


Are you prepared for the unexpected?

A major crisis can happen anywhere in the world and Vismo can ensure you are there for your employees when the time comes.

Crises and natural disasters cannot be prevented and are unpredictable by nature; however through proper warnings and post-disaster recovery procedures, the effects can be significantly reduced.

When a crisis or disaster hits, speed is of the essence.  If a member of your team is trapped beneath the rubble of a building destroyed in an earthquake, every minute of delay may mean the difference between life and death.  Having the ability to pin point your team members and deliver reassurance and appropriate advice is vital.

With People Search from Vismo, your staff can be located within a disaster zone by a number of different methods.  This could be within a defined radius, a specific Geofence, or by their activation of the built-in panic button feature.  Once they have been located, an SMS can be sent to key security and support staff within your organisation that includes support information allowing rescue services to find their exact location.Vismo Tracking

Contact Vismo now to protect your employees and when a crisis hits you can find everyone in the area in an instant, possibly saving lives.