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New from Vismo Global Tracking Solutions is the Vismo 2 – a new version of the Vismo GPS Tracking App, used by many Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, and NGOs. Vismo will demonstrate it at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) exhibition, formerly ASIS, in Las Vegas from September 23 to 27.
Colin Dale, VP, Business Development for Vismo, says: “Vismo 2 makes deep use of advances in monitoring and mass notification technology to provide user organisations with robust, additional layers of security, making it a major step up from our original app.”
Vismo Incident Management System (VIMS) allows security users identify Vismo 2 users – typically at-risk employees – either before an incident poses a threat or is a direct threat to them. After automatically locating the users, VIMS prompts the teams to help them with assigned and definable tasks.
Also new is Vismo Mass Notification Service, VMNS, a feature that can be used with VIMS. VMNS allows Vismo 2 users to be asked for their safety status via multiple communication methods including text, email, text to voice and in-app. All responses are collated by defined severity levels. Tasks are then automatically assigned.
Also new to Vismo 2 is the ability for a user organisation’s security team to create dashboards and assign personnel to them where appropriate. For example, a company or NGO security team can create a dashboard for the US or UK, Europe, Middle East or Far East, and so on, and see where personnel are located in one or more of them. Vismo 2 also pulls live incident feeds into the product, where security teams can view and analyse them to see if app users are in possible or real danger and if they need help.
Vismo 2 also adds mapping options, which allow the teams to view different maps, for example: satellite view, terrain and open street view (pictured; fictional view). Map layering allows team members to layer points of interest such as severe weather, airport delays and terrorism. The layering feature also enables teams to see where app users are and contact them when live incident feeds come through. This feature works alongside the geo-fencing capability found in the original Vismo App.
Dale adds: “The key advantage of Vismo 2 is its ability to give user organisations’ security teams a ‘bigger’ and much more detailed picture in real time of risks posed to their employees or other individuals on their system. That advantage is supported by automatic escalation of tasks. Together with our VismoStream, which gives live video and audio stream when the app’s panic button is activated, it gives teams a clearer understanding of any potential or existing situation – and the ability to respond more quickly and appropriately.”
VismoStream and Vismo’s panic button were showcased at ASIS 2017 and 2016 exhibitions. Visit: www.vismo.com.