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March 31, 2023


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Lone worker safety enhanced in the US following new partnership with UK-based safety app

Lone worker safety is being enhanced in the US through a new partnership with a UK-based company to improve access to advice and emergency help when needed.

UK-based Vismo and US-based RapidSOS have joined forces to provide situational awareness for lone workers in any incident.

Through real-time audio recordings and a direct connection to local emergency responders when employees feel unsafe or are in an emergency, the partnership aims to allay fears of security personnel working alone. 

Vismo CEO Craig Swallow said: “Any response delay can be costly or put the employee at greater risk.
“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.

“This real time collaboration assists at-risk employees more effectively. 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.”

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.

Customer employees who have downloaded the Vismo App on their phone or other device can press a panic button which is designed to automatically send the user’s name, contact information, precise location and a 10-second audio clip of the ensuing situation to those who can help.   

Jessica Reed, Vice President of Strategy and Global Partners at RapidSOS, said: “RapidSOS has a track record of bringing life-saving technology and innovation to public safety.
“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.”

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