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.