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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.

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.