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University Of Salford 2018 Create Student Awards

Callmy were pleased to sponsor the University of Salford 2018 Create Student Awards. The award ceremony was held at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire cricket and celebrated the achievements of students graduating from the School of Arts and Media.

Callmy were hosted by Trevor Jones (pictured right) who is the University’s Head of Security and a leading light in the new ProtectED Code of Practice, which is the gold standard for assessing the work done by universities to look after students’ safety, security and wellbeing. With this in mind, Salford deployed Callmy Alert to support the delivery of emergency communication during security situations and other incidents affecting the smooth running of University – on the day of the Create Student Awards a Callmy message had been rapidly delivered to staff and students, alerting them of a fallen tree blocking access to one of the main car parks.

Salford are now in the process of planning for their new student intake and are also upgrading their Callmy Alert service to support the personal SOS capability. This will help to deliver lone worker protection, student safety and travel security for study abroad initiatives.

Callmy would like to thank Salford for their continued support and also for their hospitality during the Create Awards 2018.

New staff to support continued growth

In order to keep pace with the growing demand for Callmy’s mass notification and personal security service, we would like to welcome John Sech and John Feria to Callmy, who join as Account Directors in the sales team.

Previously working in the areas of Travel Risk Management and IT Security respectively, they bring essential skills which are important to our customers and Callmy’s continued growth. Both have successful records of developing business with Fortune 500 companies, Government and the Higher Education sector.

As Callmy is increasingly being used as a notification service for IoT and as part of a wider eco system of solutions, they will also be developing strategic partnerships with companies providing value added services and integration opportunities.

We would like to wish them every success for the future.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Choose Callmy Alert

We are delighted that Cardiff Metropolitan University have chosen Callmy Alert to enhance their student safety and campus security. The service will provide a vital component in the delivery of emergency communication and support the University’s business continuity arrangements.

Callmy Alert will extend to 12,000 students and 1,600 staff members, who are situated at the University’s two sites in Wales and overseas locations

Callmy and R3S Global – a new alliance



Callmy Ltd and R3S Global are pleased to announce they have formed an alliance to provide complimentary services for their customers.

“As a developer of a mass notification and emergency alerting service” comments Tony Watson, Managing Director at Callmy, “we understand the challenges of the evolving security climate. There is the constant cyber threat, the weather is getting more unpredictable and the war on terror has not been won. Callmy Alert provides an excellent solution to help organisations communicate in a crisis but it relies on business continuity and emergency plans being in place. This is why we welcome the opportunity to work with R3S Global”.

R3S Global have great experience of working with a variety of sectors, including education, entertainment, finance and government, as well as supporting events such as the 2012 Olympics and last year’s World Athletics Championships.

Chris Scott, co-founder and Director at R3S Global, stated “we aim to encourage clients to be properly prepared for complex challenges on high profile projects. We offer support in delivering integrated responses, often with multiple stakeholders, providing a fresh and innovative approach to risk management, readiness and resilience”.

R3SG deliver a full range of services that includes an initial assessment of risks, the planning and delivery of strategic and operational plans, and crisis management support through readiness testing and exercising.

Tony Watson continues, “it is the delivery of an effective strategy, complimented with the appropriate technology, which is helping organisations to deliver the business resilience required by the security demands of the 21st Century. This is why we welcome the opportunity to work with R3SG and hope our customers will take advantage of their knowledge”

Secure Document Storage Now Available

Callmy are pleased to announce that secure document storage is now included as part of the Callmy Alert service.

Callmy Alert provides an effective solution for crisis communication, which now also includes secure document storage as an integrated part of the service.

Customers can upload important documents, via the Callmy Management Portal, which are encrypted and securely stored in the ISO 27001 Microsoft Azure cloud.

This creates a useful asset as relevant documentation, such as business continuity plans, emergency procedures and cyber security policies, are available from within the Callmy Management Portal, where the teams responsible for managing crisis communication have immediate access.

Being cloud based also means that documents are always available even if the corporate network is compromised or unavailable.

Document Storage is free to all users of the Callmy Alert service and is covered by a fair use policy.

Please contact us for more details.

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.