The Chicago Tribune uses Vismo to discover the best way to get to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Multi award-winning, global tracking specialist Vismo proved instrumental in tracking reporters for The Chicago Tribune.

For more than a decade, Chicago politicians have talked about a faster way to get between downtown and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Armed with tracking technology from Vismo (www.vismo.com),The Chicago Tribune sent reporters by car, ride-share, CTA and Metra to find out.

Colin Dale, VP Business Development at Vismo says “We are delighted that Vismo was selected to provide The Chicago Tribune with location tracking data for this article. Vismo tracking technology played an important role in ensuring an accurate comparison could be achieved, tracking all modes of transport.”

The winner was an Uber ride-share that took 69 minutes, followed by the CTA at 80 minutes, a private car (parked at an economy lot) at 90 minutes and Metra at 98 minutes.

In the U.S.? Read the full Chicago Tribune article here: https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-viz-how-to-get-to-ohare-htmlstory.html

About Vismo

Established in York, UK, in 2012, Vismo is a patented and multi award-winning global tracking solution designed to locate individuals around the world using an application installed on their smartphone, tablet, personal GPS trackers or satellite devices. With active users in more than 190 countries, the Vismo App is a proven and scalable global tracking solution that organisations are using as a method of ensuring their employees stay safe.

Vismo is used by many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, NGO agencies and a growing number of SMEs and organisations in the public sector, to meet their duty of care obligations to protect their employees.

The company maintains ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification and ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification.

To find out more about Vismo or the integration with The Chicago Tribune, visit: www.vismo.com, email: enquiries@vismo.com or call: +44 1904 616666 (UK and RoW) or +1 866 815 9128 (US).

 

Vismo makes charitable donation to Unicef

Global tracking specialist Vismo, has made a charitable donation to Unicef.

Rather than sending Christmas cards and corporate gifts to customers, Vismo made the decision to contribute £2019 to support Unicef’s relief efforts in Yemen, to help keep children safe.

More than three years of fighting has pushed Yemen to the brink of collapse. The children there are currently caught up in one of the world’s most complex and destructive humanitarian crises and are paying a heavy price. Currently, 8 out of 10 children require emergency aid. No place in Yemen is safe for children.

Unicef is on the ground working around the clock to protect children in Yemen. Since the start of the crisis, they have helped to reach more than 4 million children with over 3,000 tonnes of life-saving supplies, including life-saving therapeutic food, safe drinking water and health care supplies.

Why Unicef?

Established in 1946, Unicef has been protecting and promoting children’s rights for 70 years.

Unicef is the leading organisation working for children. They ensure more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation, and have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else.

Yemen is facing a major humanitarian crisis. Right now, 11.3 million children in Yemen are in danger. A devastating conflict has left children and families in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies. A donation to Unicef can help keep a child safe.

To read more about Unicef’s aid work for children in danger, please go to www.unicef.org.uk

Donations

Individuals can make donations online – https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/yemen/ 

About Vismo

Established in York, UK in 2012, Vismo is a patented global tracking solution designed to locate individuals around the world. Vismo is an application installed on personal devices such as smartphones, standalone GPS trackers, satellite devices and vehicle trackers. With active users in over 190 countries; Vismo uses GPS technology to report regular location updates directly to a secure web platform. Vismo is a proven and scalable Global Tracking Solution that organisations are increasingly turning to as a method of ensuring their employees stay safe.

Vismo is used by many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, NGO agencies and a growing number of SMEs and organisations in the public sector, as a duty of care towards their employees. In line with the continuation of global demand for Vismo strategic tracking solutions, the company has expanded to the US to better serve its increasing global client base.

Vismo maintains ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification and ISO 27001 Information Security Management Certification.

Vismo is a part of the Cellhire Group of Companies, a leading Global Service Provider of mobile communications. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and a Queen’s Award for International Enterprise winning independent company that has been in business since 1987. The Group has operations in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. The Company works with network operators globally to provide short and long term mobile communication services to leading companies worldwide.

Book your place at Vismo’s Launch Preview – June 20th, 2018

 

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to the launch preview of Vismo 2.0

Featuring two of securities’ best guest speakers, a complimentary lunch and tickets into IFSEC

Wednesday 20th June

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20th June 2018

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10:30 – 13:30

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Aloft London ExCeL

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Preview the next generation of Vismo and discover the latest technology and features Vismo has to offer.

Hear from two of the industries’ best guest speakers and learn how Vismo supports them.

John Frost

Head of Business Continuity, Marks & Spencer

John will discuss how Vismo has been embedded into the organisation as a service proposition for its colleagues protecting them on circa 7000 business trips per annum. Highlights of which include supporting people in a number of high profile incidents such as Paris Terror Attack 2015, Paris, Brussels, Dhaka, Istanbul Terror Attack 2016, New Zealand & Italy Earthquakes 2016 and Las Vegas Shooting 2017.

Peter Zmiyarch

Assistant Head of Security Operations, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

Vismo user OPCW, with its 192 member states, has its seat in The Hague, Netherlands and oversees the global endeavour for the permanent and verifiable elimination of chemical weapons.

IFSEC International

IFSEC International is the biggest security exhibition in Europe, which takes place over three days between 19th – 21st June 2018 at London ExCeL

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Addressing security concerns in Russia

Vismo, global tracking specialist and multiple winner of ASIS Accolades for enhancements to the Vismo App – today announces its Mass Notification Service ‘VismoMessaging’, designed to keep app users safer at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia [14th June – 15th July 2018] and elsewhere globally.

VismoMessaging achieves this by verifying users’ location and safety status via the app and through the use of multi-communication platforms – SMS, email, voice, in-app push notification and text-to-voice automated phone calls.

App users can then be given safety advice, while security teams liaise with emergency and rescue services as necessary.

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Colin Dale, VP Business Development, Vismo, says “Although Vismo has designed VismoMessaging for use anywhere globally, our main focus at present is security during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where Vismo has had a presence since 2012.  The World Cup is proving to be a major concern for corporate event sponsors, VIP attendees, the media companies providing coverage of the event, and football teams.

“With matches being spread across 11 widely dispersed host cities, security is a very real concern, as highlighted on a UK government website, where the spiking of drinks leading to robbery, violence and abuse is one concern. Another UK government website highlights the risk of terrorist incidents in Russia in relation to a global event such as the World Cup.”

Dale continues, “The threat of terrorism is high following attacks in recent years resulting in several deaths in the Saint Petersburg Metro and 37 deaths at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow.”

“Airlines have been targeted with the downing of a flight from Sharm el Sheik to St Petersburg in October 2015, which was caused by an explosive device on board the plane, according to Russian authorities.”

Dale points out, “All this presents significant difficulty for security teams locating individuals and providing immediate assistance and advice should an incident occur.”

The Vismo App was used successfully to monitor teams, coaching staff, media organisations and corporate VIPs at similar events, such as the London 2012 Olympics and at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, as well as helping companies and NGOs in high risk areas of the world. Vismo is therefore well placed to work with the Russian and other authorities to address and reduce risks.

What Vismo can do

* Geo-fence. This feature allows Vismo account administrators to create geo-fences, which can be configured to notify key security personnel when Vismo App users move in or out of a stadium or area designated as high risk, and is an invaluable aide to managing security risks.

* Locate individuals with great accuracy. In the event of an incident occurring at one of the venues, security teams may instantly locate all app users in the affected area and can confirm their situation [e.g. safe, in danger, being held by a third party] through the use of multi-communication platforms; SMS, email, in-app push notification and text-to-voice automated phone calls.

* Enable the transmission of real time audio and video streams from the app user’s phone to a security team whenever the app’s panic button is pressed – and two-way communication by SMS, email and voice between the user and team. In that communication, advice can be given to the user on how to reduce risk, and the user can be told if necessary that direct help, including evacuation or other form of rescue if necessary, is at hand.

* Allow app users to easily confirm responses to definable questions using preconfigured statement answers, with multimodal transmission enabling ease of communication. This is a security step to ensure the person in contact with a security team is the genuine, registered app user.

VismoMessaging uses an easy-to-navigate, email-like format up to enable administrators to rapidly identify Vismo App users en masse, in groups or individually, and send them messages and receive responses that may be critical in a troublesome situation.

Vismo has the ability to filter users whose device is below a specified battery level threshold. The advantage of the filter is that it highlights those app users who might need a prompt by security teams to charge their phone as soon as possible to prevent any loss of service invoving the app and VismoMessaging.

Own patented technology

“Vismo uses its own patented technology to increase the accuracy of GPS locations, whilst simultaneously minimising the impact on the device’s battery life and data usage,” says Dale. “These two benefits could be critically important for giving advice or for a rescue or evacuation. Along with the new VismoMessaging they provide a powerful anti crime solution that will be in operation before, during and immediately after the World Cup.”

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HawkSight Software and Vismo Announce Partnership

HawkSight SRM, providers of award-winning security risk management software, and Vismo, patented global tracking specialist, announce a partnership that delivers an enhanced solution for monitoring, tracking, and assisting travellers to high risk and remote locations.

The partnership integrates Vismo’s location-based tracking data into the HawkSight Software interface, enabling organisations to analyse, mitigate and manage their security risks across multiple projects from a single platform.

“HawkSight Software plays an important role in ensuring the safety of global travellers, we are delighted that Vismo has been selected to fulfil the role of providing HawkSight Software with location tracking data to support this goal.” said Colin Dale, VP Business Development of Vismo.

Paul Mercer, Managing Director of HawkSight SRM said: “It’s important to us that our clients can confidently integrate the data feeds they normally work with into HawkSight Software. It’s what makes it such a powerful tool in the analysis, mitigation and management of security risks be that for a single site or a global network. I’m delighted that we can now offer clients the option to integrate Vismo with the HawkSight Software platform.”

Vismo’s innovative software is also available on selected satellite phones providing tracking and security even in the most remote places on earth. The application enables employee tracking, monitoring of locations during crisis incidents, a covert panic button to send alerts in real time using SMS and email. Privacy mode allows users to choose when to be tracked without compromising safety. It’s Geo-Fencing capability allows organisations to define high-risk areas and receive alerts as employees enter and leave them.

The Vismo app is used by many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, NGO agencies and a growing number of SMEs and organisations in the public sector, as a duty of care towards their employees. Vismo is committed to data security, recently gaining the gold standard ISO 27001 Information Security Management certification.

For more information contact enquiries@vismo.com or call us on +44 (0) 1904 616666.

 

 

Vismo makes charitable donation to Unicef

UNICEF-300x60Vismo, global tracking specialist, has made a charitable donation to Unicef.

Rather than sending Christmas cards and corporate gifts to customers, Vismo made the decision to contribute £2018 to support Unicef’s relief efforts in Rohingya, to help children fleeing violence.

Unicef is working day and night to meet the needs of over 600,000 Rohingya children at risk in both Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Why Unicef?

For over 70 years, Unicef has worked to improve the lives of children and their families. In an emergency, children can lose everything.

Today, children in places like Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and Ukraine are caught up in violent conflict, with millions forced to flee their homes.

Others, in countries such as Nepal, Haiti and the Philippines, have seen their communities destroyed by natural disasters like earthquakes, typhoons and flooding.

Wherever and whenever children are caught up in emergencies, Unicef staff are on the ground, providing immediate, life-saving care and supplies, as well as lasting support to help families rebuild their lives.

To read more about Unicef’s aid work for children in danger, please go to www.unicef.org.uk

Donations

Individuals can make donations online – https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/

Vismo strengthens its protection of user information through gaining ISO 27001 certification

iso27001Vismo, a leader in global tracking solutions, with its downloadable app for smartphones, iPhone and Android, and satellite phones, has gained ISO 27001 certification, which will help the company safeguard user data loss or compromise caused by human or technical error, physical theft, damage or cyber attack.

“ISO 27001 is the accepted global gold standard for information security management,” says Colin Dale, VP Business Development, Vismo. “Certification means we have put in place an industry best practice framework of policies and procedures which includes all physical, technical and legal controls involved in our information risk management processes.

“In practice, this means that every responsibility and business process in the company conforms to ISO 27001. Gaining the certification is one of the steps we at Vismo have taken to safeguard all data and information generated by the Vismo app and its users.

“The steps include the physical security of our offices and data facilities, including penetration testing, ensuring data security is world class.”

In addition to ISO 27001 Information Security Management certification, Vismo is ISO 9001 certified for Quality Management.

The Vismo app is used by many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, NGO agencies and a growing number of SMEs and organisations in the public sector, as a duty of care towards their employees.

For more information on Vismo visit https://www.vismo.com, contact enquiries@vismo.com or call us on +44 (0) 1904 616666.