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Callmy continues to grow with more new clients

The present security situation is driving demand for Callmy Alert, as an effective solution to support emergency communication.

In the last quarter organisations like Nasdaq, Derby Hospitals NHS Trust and Hertfordshire County Council have all adopted the service, demonstrating Callmy’s broad market appeal and exceptional value for money.

When it comes to crisis communication, particularly for organisations with a high degree of mobility, Callmy Alert delivers the required feature set and ease of use that emergency situations demand. Customers are also benefiting from value added services, such as Callmy Alert SOS and are integrating Callmy with other technologies to support their IoT strategies.

“It is vital we deliver a cost effective and evergreen service for our clients”, commented Tony Watson, Director at Callmy Ltd, “we are delighted to have experienced another quarter of strong growth and are excited to be working with such world class organisations”.

Queen Mary University London choose Callmy

We are delighted to announce that Queen Mary University of London have chosen to deploy Callmy.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. With 21.187 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £400m

QMUL teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London for over 130 years – the main site in Mile End is one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in the capital.

Queen Mary is one of the 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group, that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and business experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

The University is deploying Callmy to help support student safety and campus security, spanning their five key sites across London.

Callmy release 2 is now available

We’re pleased to announce the release of Callmy Version 2 software. This introduces some service enhancements, new features and provides the platform to support new capabilities planned for launch later in the year.

What’s new?

A new provisioning service. This now enables customers to registered their users contact details on the service and to allocate their relevant message groups. The facility sends an invitation via SMS to the end users registered device with an authenticated login. The Callmy Management Portal enables administrators to view who has registered, to invite ad hoc users and make bulk changes if required.

Colour coded monitor pins. The Callmy Monitor provides near realtime information on the location of end users. The locations appear as pins on a map and these can now be colour coded to reflect different user groups. This can be a significant asset in an emergency, for example, a school could view their students locations relative to the location of a member of staff. Clicking on the pin reveals the contact information for the user.

Even easier to use! We’ve simplified access to the message groups to make sending a message more visible for administrators. Once a message has been sent the message activity page is automatically displayed as default, which updates the administrator on message performance and activity.

Callmy Alert app now in store. The new version 2 software links to the new version 2 app – Callmy Alert. This has improved location performance and a colour scheme which makes it obvious when a response is required.

Event News – AUCSO 2017 Exhibition & Confrence

stad_Gent1-e1433169985299Callmy are a Gold Sponsor of the AUCSO 2017 Exhibition and Conference.

AUCSO is the primary association for Security Professionals working in Universities, Colleges and Institutions of Higher and Further Education in the UK and Europe.

Callmy will be previewing some exciting new developments, which include services to help Universities locate their users whilst working overseas and a new personal SOS feature.

The event will be held on the 4-6 April 2017 at The University of Gent, Belgium.

Callmy release 1.5.0 now available

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest release of software. 1.5.0.

This further enhances our location based services and introduces new levels of control for registered users. 

Location Monitor

The location based aspects of Callmy deliver significant benefits to help overcome a variety of challenges. Organisation may want to to simply know where their staff are to ensure they are not in harms way, or mobilise team members to take action or go to assistance.

End users now have the option to share their location via the Callmy app. Their location is then visible, as a pin on a map or at a street view level, in the Callmy Location Monitor.

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Clicking on the pins reveals which service(s) the user is following, when their location was last updated and the type of device they are using. Registered users can also share their contact details.

The map has a search facility to help find either locations or individual users.

This capability has global reach and once users are located, Callmy can deliver appropriate messages, gather responses and to direct users appropriately.

Registered Users

Callmy now has the ability to register end user details and store them, as encrypted data, within the service. This provides added security and restricted access via two factor authentication.

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The Callmy Management Portal will display information on whether the user has registered and how many devices they have registered. Individual users can also be blocked from the group to make sure they do not receive any messages or notifications. User details can also be easily edited, added or deleted.

Callmy at the AoC Conference and Exhibition

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The Association of Colleges (AoC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation set up in 1996 by colleges to act as their collective voice. They exist to represent and promote the interests of colleges and provide members with professional support services.

Membership is made up of 308 further education, sixth form, tertiary and specialist colleges across the UK – 95% of the sector.

The AoC represent colleges nationally and influence Government and its agencies on policies affecting the sector and their students and staff at national and regional levels.

Callmy launched its mass notification, response and location service to the sector, at this years AoC conference and exhibition. Tony Watson, Callmy’s CEO and Founder, commented, “the decision to launch Callmy to the FE sector builds on the work we have undertaken with Higher Education. Both have similar challenges and the need for effective means of communication during emergencies and business continuity events. We were delighted with the initial response  and now look forward to working with the AoC and colleges throughout the UK”.

 

 

UEA & The University of Birmingham choose Callmy

UEA_NEW_BRAND_MagentaBirmingham_logo.svgAs the academic year draws to a close, the Higher Education sector is now starting to consider how they can continue to provide a secure environment for their communities. Effective communications are central to their plans and both the University of East Anglia and The University of Birmingham have chosen to deploy Callmy. UEA are using Callmy to support their campus security operations and The University of Birmingham are rolling out to their entire University estate, which spans some 30,000 users. Both universities realise in an emergency it is vital they have access to a dedicated communication channel, which stands apart from email, SMS and Social Media – Callmy’s app based solution provides the ideal option. Ease of use, price and not requiring a database of contacts are also key factors.

Callmy & CESG – it’s “Official”

How-to-secure-your-computerWorking in partnership with Microsoft, the Callmy service is now accredited to hold and transact public sector data for business conducted at the OFFICIAL level of Security Classification. This is a consideration for all UK Public Sector organisations, which have a need to communicate securely – this may be for public safety, the mobilisation of staff, multi-agency working, or day to day operations at home or abroad.

Microsoft’s EU datacentres are based in Dublin and Amsterdam and comply with ISO 27001 standards to provide comprehensive data processing provisions to UK customers. They also incorporate EU Model Clauses – Europe’s data protection regulations.  Microsoft is the first – and so far only – company to receive this approval, which followed an extensive review by the Article 29 Working Party.

The accreditation, awarded by CESG, builds on Callmy’s secure delivery model and compliments recent integration with the market leading EMM supplier, MobileIron.

Callmy – Event News

 

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Photography – Nick Harrison

Callmy are pleased to be exhibiting again at this years AUCSO Conference. AUCSO is the primary association for Security Professionals working in Universities, Colleges and Institutions of Higher and Further Education in the UK and Europe. Callmy will be previewing their new 1.3 release, which includes location based notification services, integration with Enterprise Mobility Management and a range of other enhanced capabilities. The conference will be held on the 5-7 April 2016 at MediaCityUK on Salford Quays, the home to major BBC and ITV departments as well as the University of Salford.

Callmy is also the Gold Sponsor for the 1st Annual BANG Symposium, which is being hosted by Transport for London. Please click here for more details.

Callmy now with a BANG!

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BANG are pleased to announce they have selected Callmy as their new communications partner.

BANG are a not for profit group of Business Continuity Managers from Government and some of the UK’s leading businesses. BANG meet on a regular basis to discuss and debate current Business Continuity issues and to learn through shared experience. BANG’s activities also raise money for worthwhile causes, which include; the British Red Cross, Help for Heroes and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Steve Yates, BANG Chairman, commented, “It was proving increasingly difficult to maintain communications with our 1,900 members and this became an important issue we needed to address. Using Callmy will mean we no longer have to maintain a contact database, which was difficult when our members email and phone numbers seem to change on a regular basis. With Callmy members simply download the Callmy app and chose to follow us – simple”.

BANG have a vibrant LinkedIn group, which is a valuable resource for general information and for discussion around current business continue themes. However, this is restricted to only sending one message per month to the entire group, creating a problem if there is urgent information to communicate. Steve continues, “ Callmy messages also have the benefit of being free to deliver, are not constrained by length and we can ask for our members to respond if required”.

If you would like to join BANG go to the BANG LinkedIn group, or for information on events and activities please click here.

https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=2766846 link to BANG London