The University of Worcester is deploying the Callmy Alert service to help students and staff stay safe while away from the Campus.
Callmy Alert provides a simple app, which staff and students can opt into to enable the University to locate those travelling locally, nationally and internationally, and to proactively send notifications of situations that may affect their travel security. Unlike other solutions of this nature, which use airline booking data to illustrate location, Callmy Alert provides active traveller tracking using GPS positioning available from the user’s mobile phone. This is also optimised to preserve battery life.
As Callmy Alert service includes a mass notification capability, information can be delivered to users that provide information about disruption or incidents in their location – this can also be geo fenced when required. Travellers can also respond to messages, or check in periodically to let the University know they are safe.
The University has complimented the service with the Callmy Alert Personal SOS capability, which is an integrated component of the app. If an individual is in a situation where they require assistance, they can activate an SOS Alert to notify the University, which can then respond accordingly.
The service will also be used to compliment the University’s campus security and the deployment is being supported by the Student Union.
Whilst the most severe attacks are still relatively rare, it is vital appropriate plans and procedures are in place – these may help to overcome a variety of other incidents too.
The first part of this free to attend webinar, presented by the highly respected security expert Tom Huntley, will help education professionals understand major incident security and practical measures that can be employed to deter, detect, deny, delay and defeat – the 5D’s principle.
Communication is a key element in the 5D approach but evolving threats now need evolving communications. In the second part of the webinar we present effective emergency communication planning and how the Callmy Alert solution is helping the Education sector communicate in a crisis.
The webinar takes place at 14.30 on Tuesday 2 October. Please click HERE for more details and to register.
Supporting the delivery of critical communications and security procedures, the University of Reading are deploying Callmy Alert.
The University has over 17,000 students based on three main sites in the UK and an international campus in Malaysia. In order to deliver critical communications and the reassurances of a secure environment, the University selected Callmy Alert based on its ease of use and cost effective deployment. It was also felt that a service with an end user app would suit the student demographic whilst also, and most importantly, ensure a faster response than using conventional forms of messaging.
“We are delighted the University of Reading are deploying the Callmy Alert service” comments Tony Watson, CEO of Callmy Ltd, ” and we look forward to supporting their successful deployment over the coming months”.
Another great of example of a university promoting the use of Callmy Alert to help support their security for staff and students.