As a result of military escalations in Ukraine and organisations sending their workers to remote corners of the globe, where mobile coverage is either patchy or non-existent, there is now a worldwide shortage of satellite phones and tracking devices. The demand is so high that Vismo strongly advises all our current and potential customers to contact us now if they need devices for current critical or urgent deployment.
All of the satellite solutions Vismo offer, such as the Garmin InReach Mini 2 and Iridium Extreme 9575, work from “Pole to Pole” giving global coverage in those areas where there is no mobile coverage or where the mobile infrastructure has been impacted by military action or natural disasters. In these situations, the only way you will be able to locate, track, and monitor the movements of your remote employees, in order to maximise communications and minimise risks they might face, is by deploying some form of satellite solution.
All Vismo supplied satellite solutions have two way messaging capabilities making communication with remote teams quick and easy. All devices are compatible with Vismo features such as Panic Alert and Geo-Fencing and send regular reports back to the Vismo Secure Portal.
Vismo is a world leader in location technology on mobile devices and is best known for its “locate & protect” smartphone app, which is currently being used by hundreds of our customers across Ukraine and its border regions to reduce risk, however our range of satellite devices is continuing to grow. For more information on our range of devices, how we can secure satellite devices and to download individual product sales sheets please click here.
Vismo and Riskline today announced a key partnership together, providing clients with accurate location services tallied with high quality risk related intelligence.
Vismo offers accurate location services to help organisations better protect their employees through better understanding risks associated with their locations and monitoring any alerts that may be raised. Riskline provides high quality intelligence which is human-verified and analysed, to ensure organisations can quickly respond when an incident or event occurs. Alerts are organised into 7 different risk categories, ensuring organisations receive the most relevant risks to their employees and their location. Riskline also provide detailed data on COVID-19 at country and regional level. Using this information, organisations can more easily understand requirements for travelling, entry and local restrictions, ensuring employees are more prepared and aware of potential risks.
This new exciting partnership provides key benefits for clients to receive high-quality intelligence to better inform employees of potential risks or provide crucial information in an incident. With the use of Vismo, organisations can easily identify when an employee is near an incident, enabling employers to easily provide support to those who are in the affected areas. This ensures organisations are prepared for when an incident does occur as well as better managing risks proactively based on staff proximity to at-risk areas.
Emanuele Scansani, Director of Partnerships at Riskline, states, “We are thrilled to partner with Vismo and bring together Riskline’s human-verified destination intelligence and alerts, with Vismo’s leading location technology. Companies will have the tools they need to ensure their employees are safe wherever they are, a necessity at a time when there is an unprecedented focus on duty of care.”
Craig Swallow, Vismo CEO, comments “Our partnership with Riskline provides our clients with high-quality intelligence alongside accurate location services from Vismo. Organisations can easily understand when an incident occurs using both services and immediately provide support to employees, ensuring safety is at the forefront of planning.”
This partnership demonstrates the dedication to help organisations better protect their employees and ensure they are prepared for when an incident occurs.
Established in 2012 with offices in York, UK, and New Jersey, USA, Vismo provides location monitoring and safety solutions to more than 300 client organisations, helping protect more than 450,000 Vismo App users globally. Vismo uses GPS, Wi-Fi access points and cell tower ID to locate and protect individuals locally and globally through the app on smartphones, tablets, personal trackers and satellite devices.
The app is specifically designed to help all employees, who are travelling, lone working away from home or working from home.
Many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, NGO agencies and a growing number of SMEs and organisations in the public sector use Vismo as part of their duty of care towards their employees. For more information please visit www.vismo.com.
Riskline is a leading travel risk intelligence company in operation since 2007 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Riskline’s world-class information and analysis services are trusted by small business and Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries. For more information please visit www.riskline.com.
Critical risks that impact global travelling employees can sometimes happen very quickly, for example a terrorist attack or a sudden weather warning, but sometimes critical risks can show signs of building over time, even falling in risk before suddenly reappearing. A current example is the the immediate threat of Russian invasion in Ukraine. In this scenario, Vismo and its locate & protect smartphone apps can play a vital role in making sure an employer is prepared for any eventuality. For those very rapidly developing risks, its often the geographically targeted mass notification feature that provides the greatest value for employers. Vismo mass notification feature allows users to send immediate & critical information to its employees, whether it be to a large group or to selected individuals, anywhere in the world. For those more gradual and building risks, it can be helpful to keep a constant eye on where staff are in relation to the changing risk picture as well as seeing their location trails over a given period. Using location trails on Vismo smartphone apps will help detail the employee’s known day to day travel patterns, meaning they can be warned if those routes will take them into, or close to, an at-risk location.
Another benefit to using Vismo smartphone apps in high risk areas is our geo-fence technology. The employer can add virtual geo-fences around high-risk areas or places of safety to alert the necessary teams when travellers enter or exit these zones. A company’s appropriate teams would all immediately receive notifications letting them know of the ongoing situation so they can respond accordingly. With the current crisis in Ukraine, we’ve found a number of Vismo customers have used this feature to put a geo-fence along or around country/city borders so when workers pass through a notification occurs. This saves time for teams that can then focus primarily on those in higher areas of risk.
Now, more than ever, and in critical risk situations like Ukraine, responsible employers have a desire to locate and protect their lone and travelling workers so if they are in what could be described as hostile environments, the security team and those involved are fully prepared. We highly recommend implementing Vismo locate and protect smartphone apps onto your employee’s smartphone or tablet devices before travelling. Implementing Vismo to improve worker safety can deliver efficiency gains, provide a clear ROI and help staff feel safer and more looked after. Vismo prides itself on aiding your security teams and managers in easily locating and communicating with staff when there is any type of risk and has done this so far throughout the current Ukrainian crisis. Vismo has supported hundreds of travelling employees spreading from city centres such as Kiev & Donetsk to the Ukrainian/Russian boarder and will continue to do so.
Interested to understand more about how Vismo could help you and your staff? Contact our team today for more information on everything Vismo, or for a demonstration of Vismo locate & protect apps.