Vismo GPS Location Features


The Vismo app can be quickly downloaded over the internet or, on BlackBerry, provisioned through a company BES.

Now available: Apple App Store download on iOS 7.



  • Regular automatic locations provided as often as every 5 minutes
  • Configurable lower night-rate frequency
  • Locations available worldwide even indoors when GPS is unavailable
  • Locations sent to central website using smartphone data connection
  • Locations stored if data is unavailable or configurable failover to SMS
  • Configurable fix frequency
  • Vismo "learns" location estimates over time where GPS isn't available
  • Trigger a location fix from the device
  • On-demand location requests from secure website (BlackBerry only)

Secure Tracking Website

Secure Tracking Website

Current and historic locations, call logs and telemetry information all available from a secure website providing

  • People Search Facility – find people in a vicinity or with a given status
  • Location Reports
  • Export facilities
  • Configuration of users, groups and access rights
  • Real time connectivity check to ensure devices are on and in coverage
  • Broadcast SMS from website to any device
  • Display of SMS conversations and replies to/from devices
  • Define geo-fence areas
  • Configuration of alert lists for panic, country-change and geo-fence alerts
  • Invite new users, direct to their phone

Panic Alerts

  • Easy to trigger from a cell phone or tablet
    • From a BlackBerry, just hold the volume key for 5 seconds even when keyboard is locked
    • From an iPhone just press and hold the screen of the panic app
  • Instant vibration to provide a confirmation that the panic has been raised
  • The panic is transmitted back to the central website using both SMS and data to ensure delivery
  • A panic alert triggers emails and SMS alerts and will show a popup on all applicable browsers of the secure website
  • Alert emails show mapping images of the immediate area
  • A panic will covertly record an audio clip which is available on the secure website. Multiple presses will allow more audio to be recorded.
  • Smartphone enters rapid fix mode after a panic (fixing every 5 minutes)

Geo-Fence and Country-Change Alerts

Geo-Fence and Country-Change Alerts

Geo-fences are areas on a map which may be particularly high-risk or perhaps safe areas within a generally high-risk country or province.

  • Define geo-fence areas by drawing onto the map in the secure website - any shape
  • Vismo sends out email or SMS alerts when a device moves into or out of a geo-fence area
  • Email alerts contain mapping images showing the immediate area, the geo-fence area and a pin for the present location
  • Changes of country can also prompt email alerts showing the source and destination country

Battery Life

We recognise that your mobile phone is first and foremost a communication device and as such, Vismo uses techniques to reduce the amount of battery used whilst maintaining a good level of accuracy for GPS location fixes.

Expected Battery Liftetime

Vismo uses approximately 10%-15% of additional battery per day on default settings.

Smartphone Friendly

Vismo has been designed against the manufacturer’s specifications for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry therefore:

  • Vismo will work on a locked or unlocked iPhone or BlackBerry
  • Vismo works on all mobile phone network types worldwide - GSM/CDMA/WCDMA
  • It is not necessary to jailbreak your iPhone (many GPS tracking apps or spy apps require this)
  • Vismo is an accredited BlackBerry Select Alliance Member


The BlackBox feature of Vismo records much greater detail about the status of the device over time. This can include full call records, SMS content and battery status – all viewable on the secure website. The full BlackBox feature set is only available on BlackBerry and BlackBox is not available on satellite phones




Full Call logs (even missed calls)

No Yes

Call logs available within hours of making the call

No Yes

Battery Status and Signal strength with each location

Yes Yes

Historic Telemetry (battery, on charge, data coverage, app action audit)

Yes Yes

SMS content shown on website

No Yes
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