Vismo, a global leader in location monitoring and safety solutions, and Factal, a risk intelligence and breaking news platform, announced a partnership to provide risk data to Vismo customers to enable them to better protect their employees when incidents occur – and fast.
Through the partnership, Vismo will provide verified risk data, using Factal’s AI technology and a global team of journalists, to assist Vismo customers to better protect their employees when the unexpected happens.
Vismo helps organisations protect their employees by understanding the risk level of incidents in relation to their employees’ location and monitoring alerts activated on the Vismo App.
Factal provides verified risk data, using its AI-led True Impact proximity technology, and a global team of experienced journalists to detect, verify, and prioritize critical details, all within five minutes or less.
The partnership allows Vismo customers to easily identify when an employee is in, approaching or near the impact zone of an incident. They can then provide accurate support to those in the affected area through Vismo’s Mass Notification service. Within the Vismo Secure Portal, administrators can choose to view only risk data that is relevant, and filter alerts by the level of severity, to help them manage risks more effectively.
Factal data is available for use in the portal, with immediate effect, to all Vismo customers regardless of their geographical location.
Craig Swallow, Vismo CEO, comments “Post-pandemic, so many more of our customers are seeking to move to a more proactive stance when it comes to understanding risk and its proximity to where travelling employees are. The partnership with Factal strengthens what Vismo can do to help our customers locate and protect their workers very quickly.”
Says Charlie TIllinghast, CEO of Factal, “Companies have repeatedly requested the ability to integrate Factal data. We’re thrilled to see our real-time intelligence helping the teams using Vismo to protect employees globally. Where Vismo tracks employees’ locations precisely, Factal’s pinpoint incident reporting and True Impact proximity technology will provide the information operators need to notify them about. It’s a great fit.”
Established in 2012 with offices in York, UK, and New Jersey, USA, Vismo provides location monitoring and safety solutions to more than 300 client organisations, helping protect more than 450,000 Vismo App users globally. Vismo uses GPS, Wi-Fi access points and cell tower ID to locate and protect individuals locally and globally through the app on smartphones, tablets, and satellite devices.
Many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, NGO agencies and a growing number of SMEs and organisations in the public sector use Vismo as part of their duty of care towards their employees.
Factal is a breaking news technology company that helps the world’s largest organizations protect people, avoid disruptions, and expedite disaster relief when global events put them at immediate risk. Founded in 2018, Factal is the only company that combines instant social media discovery with trusted verification in a single platform. From outbreaks and active shootings to wildfires and severe weather, Factal blends artificial intelligence technology with a 24/7 newsroom of experienced journalists to enable global organizations to see precisely where and how they’re at risk in real time.
Factal is trusted by many of the world’s largest companies, technology platforms, newsrooms and NGOs for security, crisis management, communications, disaster response and content verification. Based in Seattle with a London office, Factal was created by the founders of BreakingNews.com at NBC News.