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The University of Wolverhampton – a secure place to study with Callmy Alert

Callmy supporting emergency communication for SMG Europe at their prestigious new venue; P&J Live

 

Callmy have supported emergency communication for SMG Europe at their prestigious new venue; P&J Live.

P&J Live is the largest event complex in the North of Scotland, boasting world-class conference and exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates across the globe, all sustainably powered by local, renewable energy sources. The development also comprises three on site hotels including the adjoining 4-star Hilton with 200 bedrooms, the Aloft Hotel with 150 bedrooms.

The Callmy Alert service has been put to the test during the inaugural event at the venue – SPE Offshore Europe.

SPE Offshore is Europe’s leading E&P event, attracting more than 36,000 visitors from around the world.

The Callmy Alert app was deployed by SMG Group to a variety of stakeholders, who bear the responsibility of managing the sites security and safety. Callmy Alert has provided an effective means of delivering emergency communication and helped to overcome some potential security challenges and threats.

SMG Europe is the industry leader in managing entertainment, sports and leisure venues in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Callmy Announce New Partnership with Todd Research – mailroom security meets mass notification

Partnership Founded in 1950, Todd Research has a proud history of designing, manufacturing and supplying X-ray scanners, metal detectors and blast suppression equipment. Since developing the world’s first mailroom X-ray scanner in 1973, their product range now covers a wide range of security solutions; each designed to aid the detection of suspect devices.

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“Our products are used in over 80 countries and our customers span the commercial and government markets” comments Todd’s Business Development Manager Martyn Stanley, “ we are conscious that when a suspect package is detected, there is an immediate need to communicate vital information to ensure a timely response is delivered”. Martyn continues, “We have now integrated our mailroom scanners with the Callmy Alert service. When a suspect item is detected, a push of a button instantly delivers a message to the response team, via their Callmy Alert app, who can then take the required steps. If communications need to be escalated or if a site needs to be locked down, Callmy Alert once again comes into play. In an instant a message can be delivered to user’s smartphones, tablets and desktops. Callmy Alert can be used in a variety of situations and will help our customers to overcome physical threats, cyber related incidents and infrastructure failures”.

We hope Todd Research customers will benefit from the new integration with Callmy Alert and use the capability to support their emergency response and business continuity.

Please contact us for more details.

Callmy supporting the 2018 Security in Education Conference

Callmy are pleased to announce they will be supporting the Security in Education Conference taking place on Tuesday 13 November.

Security standards and the quality pastoral care play a significant role in the decision where to study, made by young people and their parents. Universities with a reputation for safety and student support enjoy greater recruitment success both domestically and internationally. Despite this, the sector has an inconsistent and fragmented approach to security and wellbeing.

The Security in Education Conference is your chance to discover how your organisation can drive up standards to deliver the best possible student experience. Understand how to support students suffering with anxiety or depression, learn strategies for combating problems such as sexual harassment on campus and see how pioneering universities are creating a safer learning environment.

There is a chance to hear presentations from a range of speakers and to talk to suppliers exhibiting at the event. These include Callmy, who will be showcasing their latest emergency notification developments, which are underpinning security in the education sector.

Please click HERE for more detials.

Free Webinar – Security & Communication for Major Incidents in Education

The need to overcome potential security threats in the education sector is now a vital consideration.

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.

University of Reading Deploy Callmy Alert

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”.

Wiltshire College Group to deploy Callmy Alert

Callmy are delighted to announce the Wiltshire College Group will be implementing the Callmy Alert service for the start of the 2018/19 year.

Wiltshire College was founded in 2002 by the merger of Chippenham Technical College, Lackham, Trowbridge and Salisbury Colleges. With three satellite centres based in Corsham, Devizes and Warminster, four student run farms and a specialist motor racing facility at the Castle Combe circuit, there was an overarching need for an effective emergency communication service to compliment the College’s security procedures.

Callmy Alert was selected as the preferred solution due to its ease of use and delivery. Being app based also ideally suits the student demographic and ensures a fast response to urgent messages – a great alternative to email and without the cost of SMS too!

The College is also benefiting from realtime reporting via the Callmy Alert Management Portal. This highlights what impact messages are having, collates message response statistics and can even locate users who may be in dangerous situations – a consideration for student travel and placements.

The college is deploying Callmy Alert to their 9,975 students and 975 members of staff. Consideration is also being given to evolving the service to help fulfil other emergency communication requirements.

Callmy Sponsor Cardiff Metropolitan University Monte Carlo or Bust Challenge

Callmy are proud to be sponsoring Cardiff Metropolitan University’s entry in the Monte Carlo Or Bust challenge.

The Cardiff Met team have purchased a car (for under £500) and are taking part in a three day cross Europe expedition, ending in Monte Carlo on 22 July. They are looking to raise donations for their Student Hardship Fund, which helps students in times of financial need. It enables them to continue with their studies, be successful and have a better future.

Callmy supply the University wth a Mass Notification capability, used to notify staff and students of emergency situations that may affect their welfare and wellbeing – both whilst in the UK or when studying overseas.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Cardiff Met team”, comments Tony Watson Callmy’s CEO and founder, “and wish them a successful and a safe journey”.

If you would like to make a donation please click here.

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.