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Emergency Exercise on track for HORIBA MIRA using Callmy Alert

 

Being a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors, HORIBA MIRA know the importance of emergency planning and preparedness.

With this in mind Callmy Alert was put to the test during an exercise, which involved HORIBA MIRA staff and a joint response from the West Midlands Fire and Ambulance services.

The test scenario was based around a vehicle accident on HORIBA MIRA’s proving ground and as this extends to some 100km is a challenging event to plan for.

Callmy Alert was used to help mobilise key responders and escalate communication to Bronze and Silver teams. Emergency messages were sent from emergency control directly to the Callmy Alert app. As the app is reserved for urgent situations, an open rate of 86% was achieved within a few minutes of sending – faster and more secure than email, WhatsApp or SMS and delivered with a complete audit trail via the Callmy Alert Management Portal.

HORIBA MIRA are now looking to use their Callmy Alert service to contact and locate first aiders, as well as deploying the desktop version of the app, to deliver urgent messages to locations where mobile phone use is not permitted.

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.

The University of Worcester Going Places With Callmy Alert

University of Worcester LogoThe 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.

 

 

Cyber Essentials

Cyber EssentialsCallmy is now certified for the Cyber Essentials Scheme and the IASME  Standard.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security. It includes an assurance framework and a simple set of security controls to protect information from threats coming from the internet.

It was developed in collaboration with industry partners, including the Information Security Forum (ISF), the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium (IASME) and the British Standards Institution (BSI), and is endorsed by the UK Government. It was launched in 2014 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The NCSC is committed to nurturing the Cyber Essentials scheme towards fulfilling its role in helping to make the UK one of the safest places to live and do business on-line”.

The standard is fast becoming a “defacto” for companies doing business with the UK Public sector and Government requires all suppliers bidding for contracts involving the handling of certain sensitive and personal information to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme.

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.

Todd Research logo

“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.

too much email

Email in an emergency – are you sure?

Do you find it frustrating when you send an urgent email and no one bothers to respond? It’s nothing personal but it is inconvenient and not ideal for critical situations – where time can really matter.

The fact is the shear volume of email has made it unsuitable for events that require a fast response and email expansion has not yet plateaued!

If this is a familiar concern let Callmy Email Connect ensure your most urgent emails never get ignored again.

For you nothing changes, you still fire off an email but instead of it being lost in a busy inbox, it’s delivered directly to the Callmy Alert app. The app is installed on your users smartphones, tablets and desktops and stands apart from their email.

As Callmy Alert is reserved for emergencies and special circumstances, response time improves and positive outcomes start to become the norm.

The service is secure, cost effective to deploy and includes an audit log of all message activity.

So the next time you need the team to jump on a conference call, mobilise, or respond to a rapidly challenging situation, look no further than Callmy Email Connect.

For more details on Callmy’s range of services, please contact: enquiries@callmy.com

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.