Vismo and RapidSOS partner to enhance US-based lone worker safety
22 March 2023
22 March 2023
Vismo and RapidSOS’ partnership focuses on providing situational awareness for lone workers in an incident, through real-time audio recordings and a direct connection to local emergency responders when employees feel unsafe or are in an emergency.
Vismo, a leading provider of employee tracking, monitoring and safety solutions, announced a partnership with RapidSOS, the intelligent safety platform that securely links life-saving data from 500 million connected devices to emergency call operators and first responders, to provide United States based lone workers with more immediate access to first responders whenever and wherever they feel unsafe or are in an emergency.
The partnership enables Vismo’s customer employees who are feeling unsafe or at risk, including being in a life threatening situation, to get advice – and direct, emergency help if required – at the press of the button, regardless of where they are in the U.S., 24/7.
Through its platform, RapidSOS provides intelligent data that supports over 15,000 first responder agencies worldwide, covering over 95% of the U.S. population. “Any response delay can be costly or put the employee at greater risk,” says Vismo CEO Craig Swallow. “Our partnership sees Vismo use RapidSOS technology to address this issue and gather data and information to provide extra context to an incident. In return, app users are better protected with a more immediate and appropriate response from the emergency or other services.”
The solution works for those customer employees who have downloaded the Vismo Locate & Protect App on their phone or other device (tablet, satellite phone or satellite tracker). When the panic button is pressed, the app will automatically send a user’s name, contact information, precise location and a 10-second audio clip of the ensuing situation.
“This real time collaboration assists at-risk employees more effectively,” says Swallow. “Any or all of this can be crucial to ensuring a positive outcome for those at risk and also helps reduce reputational brand damage and other costs for the employer.”
“RapidSOS has a track record of bringing life-saving technology and innovation to public safety,” says Jessica Reed, Vice President of Strategy and Global Partners at RapidSOS. “Working to transform emergency response requires a partnership approach, and we continuously look for industry leaders such as Vismo to integrate with RapidSOS Portal and join the RapidSOS Partner Network.”
The app is available for use, with immediate effect, to all Vismo employers in the U.S. regardless of their geographical location.
Established in 2012 with offices in York, UK, and New Jersey, USA, Vismo provides location monitoring and safety solutions to more than 300 client organizations, helping protect more than 450,000 Vismo App users globally. To learn more about how we manage and mitigate risks.
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