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.
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