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


20th June 2018


10:30 – 13:30


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.


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 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


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Using a tracker in a hostile environment? Why you still need to make sure you have analogue support as well.

Author: Matt Timblin

Publication Date: November 4, 2016


The use of trackers – particularly ones that sit as mobile applications – has grown over the last few years. From everyday apps like “Find Friends”, through ones offered at a more commercial level, integrated organizationally or by individuals such as Vismo and then a whole host of other options in between.

trackingThere was a time that such technology was little used by individuals traveling to high risk environments and was the preserve of the bigger organizations; but times have changed and these applications have become accessible to pretty much anyone with a smartphone. The trouble is that with this accessibility often comes reliance and misplaced confidence. More and more I hear people tell me that they are using a tracker with panic alarm as the mainstay of their risk management strategy but, when you delve a little deeper, things are often amiss.

A tracker and panic alarm might alert someone to the fact that you are in trouble and where you are…but it is the human response that will determine how that information is leveraged.

This is particularly true of what I will call the “lone” user who subscribes to one of the many potential offerings in this field. They are confident that, if things go wrong, they can press the button and raise the alarm. Unfortunately, what seldom seems to accompany this is the “and then what”? If you are going to use a tracking device and panic alarm, it is probably worth considering the following few questions;

  • Will it work?? Most smartphone applications rely on mobile data – is there coverage and do you have enough credit to sustain its use.
  • Do you have a back-up plan? Have you agreed a comms / check in schedule with anyone?
  • Who is alerted at the other end when the alarm goes off? Do they know they are the emergency response?
  • What do you want them to do if they receive the alarm? Have you briefed them on this?
  • Do they have contact numbers for people you are with and who they should call first?

Technology is great and its continuous evolution provides new and innovative ways to help manage and respond to threats. It should never be used on its own though and needs to have resiliency built in by way of a robust plan – this is never truer than when working in high risk environments.

However good our digital solutions are, they still need an ‘analogue’ human accompaniment for maximum effectiveness.

A tracker and panic alarm is only the initial trigger. What comes next and how effective the response will be depends, in large part, on what answers you have for the questions posed above.

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, contact or call us on +44 (0) 1904 616666.


Vismo Wins ASIS Accolades 2017 Security’s Best Winner Award – 2nd Year Running


ASIS17 accolades Securitys best winner

The Vismo Team are delighted to announce that VismoStream has been chosen by the ASIS International organisation as a winner of the 2017 ASIS Accolades Security’s Best competition, which recognises the industry’s most innovative new technologies, products, services and solutions. A team of judges representing end users and technology experts evaluated all entries before selecting VismoStream as one of the most innovative solutions for 2017.

VismoStream allows instant encrypted transmission of live video and audio from any traveller’s Vismo-enabled smartphone, anywhere in the world, direct to the Vismo Secure Portal for live viewing and storage. The function relays critical real-time information to Control Centre Personnel, allowing for a faster and more effective response.

In addition, SMS and email alerts can be generated and all VismoStream feeds are automatically recorded and stored for viewing any time from the Vismo Secure Portal.


“We are delighted to receive The ASIS Accolades Security’s Best Award and have VismoStream recognised as one of the most innovative solutions for 2017” said Colin Dale, VP Business Development for Vismo.

Vismo collaborates with clients and partners to continually develop features and products that improve user safety globally.


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