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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.

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”