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Vismo’s panic alert button on the Apple Watch can now be operated remotely without having to key in a security code

October 2nd 2015. Vismo has enhanced its people tracking app [available on the Apple Store for iOS7 and iOS8] for the Apple Watch by enabling users to remotely operate the panic alert button without having to key in their security code.

The app is purchased by individuals – and by businesses as a “duty of care” precaution for staff working in hazardous or high risk environments, ranging from potentially dangerous work environments to areas where civil wars or terrorist incidents pose a threat to life and limb, and wherever kidnapping is a possibility.

“Users have been asking for this improvement because it can save valuable time. We have responded,” says Colin Dale, Business Development Director, Vismo Global Tracking Solutions. “Remote operation overcomes the issues of having to unlock the device to activate the panic button or accidentally setting off false alarms when using a ‘shake to panic’ type of activation.”

Dale adds, “Vismo will continue to offer its security code enabled ‘standalone’ panic button for those users who keep their Panerei or Rolex on their wrist. We always recommend users install that button in the dock of their iPhone for ease of access.”

The Vismo app also works on the iPad/iPhone as well as BlackBerry 7 and BlackBerry 10 devices, standalone trackers and the Iridium satellite tracking phone [Iridium Extreme handset], RockSTAR and Thuraya satellite tracking devices.

When activated by its panic button, the app instantly alerts a security centre and automatically sends covert audio recordings from a phone/iPad/Apple Watch in real time to the centre. It asks the sender to report what the problem is or, if it already knows, the centre will give advice to the user including where to go to that is safer and what else to do.

It will also advise when emergency services will respond. During an incident, the app user will typically be in two way communication, usually but not always via text, with a security centre.

Businesses can track and give advice to their staff via a secure website.

Vismo app users have been given advice or helped directly in a number of terrorist and kidnap related incidents, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Paris [during the Charlie Hebdo shootings and the related supermarket hostages situation in January 2015], and Tunisia, during the beach and hotel shootings in June 2015.

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Note to the press: for further information please contact

Colin Dale, Business Development Director, Vismo
m: +44 7566 610610 | t: +44 1904 616707 |
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Or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR
T: +44 1403 711177 e:


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Cellhire plc announces 4G /3G Germany 10GB Data SIM offer [£39.99 for 30 days] with optional MiFi device

April 9th 2015. York, UK. Cellhire plc has announced a 4G/3G 10GB Germany data SIM offer of £39.99 for 30 days’ usage with optional MiFi device, available now. The SIM allows users to get email, browse the web, listen to music, watch video, upload photos and blogs and keep up with social media while travelling in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Dortmund – or wider afield in Germany with 3G – all with 24/7 support.
The optional 4G MiFi is £19 extra, a 3G version £10. All prices include VAT. The MiFi acts as a mobile wireless router, enabling laptops, tablets and smartphones/iPhones to get connected. It works over 3G and 4G and will revert to 3G where 4G is not available (and to 2G where 3G is not available).

Cellhire - Germany SIM + MiFi

Says James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc [], “Our SIMS come with no overage, meaning there’s no risk of running up a large data roaming bill. Users will be able to use the internet in Germany just as they would at home in the UK. The SIM is ideal for frequent travellers, people working in Germany, tourists and expats who want to stay connected without the risk of unexpected shock bills.”

The SIMs are roam barred to be Germany-specific and are currently available in the UK in standard, micro and nano sizes.

To order and for further information including typical data usage per email sent/received, web page visited, use of googlemaps, apps downloaded, music and video streaming etc, go to

Features and benefits summary: 10 GB data bundle: 3G and 4G speeds [Subject to network coverage]; data SIM and optional MiFi; no “overage” – meaning there will be no bill shock; use the MiFi option to connect laptops, tablets, smartphones and iPhones; fully tested with 24 hour global support; arrives ready to go; prepaid return pack included.

About Cellhire plc

Cellhire’s global network coverage and range of travel phones, SIMs and data offerings provides the cheapest way to call back to the UK when abroad – and cost effective data roaming when abroad. More at

Founded in the UK in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. Cellhire’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and the company prides itself on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers and businesses during events such as the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro finals and The Cannes Film Festival. Cellhire’s most recent major event as a supplier was the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where the company provided voice and data solutions across the country. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in more than 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

Note to the press.

For further information please contact James Hepton, Head of Online & Marketing, Cellhire plc,
t: +44 [0] 1904 616784 e:

or Paul Whitehead, Western Associates PR: t: +44 [0]1403 711177

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