GEOS Safety Solutions Media http://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/ Asset Safety and Security Assurance for people, places and things Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:53:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 GEOS Announces GEOS360 Risk Management and Response https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/08/02/geos-announces-geos360-risk-management-and-response/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/08/02/geos-announces-geos360-risk-management-and-response/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:57:12 +0000 https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/?p=213 GEOS Introduces GEOS360°Risk Management and Response

 

Providing timely and safe response to serious incidents affecting travelers, overseas workers and their families.

Montgomery, TX: GEOS is revolutionizing risk management and response with the introduction of this exciting new membership plan, adding to the existing suite of membership benefits. GEOS360°members are empowered with a wealth of safety, alerting and communication tools. GEOS360° provides a distinctive full response to a wide variety of crisis situations including; kidnap and ransom, unlawful detention, civil and political unrest, terrorism, violent crime and natural disasters. This gives GEOS members the peace of mind that comes from knowing that GEOS has their back.

“When it comes to travel safety we do more than simply monitor our members. We think of everything that could go wrong, how to best protect our members from those events, and how to get them to safety should the need arise”, says Mark Garver, GEOS CEO. “GEOS360° is not just about response, there are many proactive components such as travel risk assessment, itinerary planning, and training” added Garver.

Protect yourself, your family, or employees by teaming with the best global travel safety and response company today!

The team behind GEOS360° has years of global on-the-ground experience responding to every situation imaginable, and now our members can benefit from that experience no matter where they travel. Knowing that you are not alone when a situation escalates is the difference in being a GEOS member or not.

GEOS360° and all other GEOS membership programs are backed by the professionals at the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) who are there when you need them. You can summon assistance in a number of ways such as satellite phone, Satellite Emergency Notification Device, Smartphone Application, a phone call or by utilizing any of the GEOS supported devices. GEOS360° members will be instantly connected to the GEOS360° Crisis Management Cell (CMC) for immediate situational assessment and assistance from the GEOS360° team.

About GEOS

GEOS is the leading global provider of monitored safety and security solutions for people, places and things. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) has helped coordinate emergency response and rescues in over 160 countries over the past 10 years. To learn more about GEOS Travel Safety solutions and our memberships, take a look around today.

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New Memberships, New Image, New Website – Save The Date https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/07/25/new-memberships-new-image-new-website-save-the-date/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/07/25/new-memberships-new-image-new-website-save-the-date/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:49:40 +0000 https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/?p=208

GEOS Travel Safety is unveiling a brand new image and website on Aug. 1. The site will feature easy-to-use and navigate membership and profile management, as well as a streamlined method to purchase memberships. Hope to see you there!

Team GEOS Marketing!

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Team GEOS Members 10 Year Anniversary https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/05/11/team-geos-members-10-year-anniversary/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/05/11/team-geos-members-10-year-anniversary/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 13:49:43 +0000 https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/?p=202 I am proud to announce that May 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of three members of Team GEOS, who joined GEOS in the early days of the team and have truly helped form the successful team we have today. The team members are Kevin Stamps, Dennis King and Angela Thompson. As the Team Leader I have had the privilege of watching each member of this team evolve from where they were when they first arrived, and have watched them jump in and pick up different positions as needed by the team as a whole.

Today, each of these individuals are in critical roles within the Team, and their fellow team mates are happy to have them all on our team, Team GEOS!

Thanks to All!

Mark

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GEOS Launches People-Aware Enterprise Asset Management Solution https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/05/08/geos-launches-people-aware-enterprise-asset-management-solution/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/05/08/geos-launches-people-aware-enterprise-asset-management-solution/#respond Tue, 08 May 2018 09:00:40 +0000 https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/?p=197  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GEOS Launches People-Aware Enterprise Asset Management Solution

Enabling Companies to Better Manage and Protect Their Assets, Including the People that Use Them and the Locations Where Assets are Deployed

 

Montgomery, TX: GEOS is revolutionizing Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) by adding People-Aware and Personnel Safety into their existing EAM solution. This creates an entirely new perspective for organizations that are managing assets with previous tools by empowering them to define how assets should be used, where they can be used and by what personnel.

“When we think of managing assets, we think of protecting those assets, not simply monitoring them”, says Mark Garver, GEOS CEO. “Companies need to ensure all of their assets are monitored and that means more than things, it means people, places and things. Understanding that interaction allows your asset management to be people-aware, adding a whole new dimension called safety and security to EAM.” added Garver.

Manage and Protect all of your assets, whether they are people, places or things by integrating the GEOS People Aware Enterprise Asset Management Solutiontoday!

GEOS has been providing monitored and unmonitored asset management systems since 2011, and recently added “people-aware”, the third element of their solution to allow companies to truly understand their assets from a people and usage perspective. “The company continues to align itself best in terms of the dynamic needs of their client base as well as market trends” as stated by CIO Review. When you implement this Award winning solution from GEOS, you are also adding a safety and security component for your employees, who are the most valuable asset. This solution provides a comprehensive rule set for asset usage, location, safety and many other monitoring and alerting features.

“Our belief is the best asset management solution for today must consider people and how they interact with other assets,” added Garver.

GEOS Safety Solutions and their innovative People-Aware Enterprise Asset Management Solution was awarded Top 20 Most Promising EAM Solution Providers of 2018, and was featured in CIO Review Magazines April 2018 Issue.

About GEOS

GEOS is the leading global provider of monitored safety and security solutions for people, places and things. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) has helped coordinate emergency response and rescues in over 160 countries over the past 10 years. To learn more about GEOS Safety Solutions and our offerings, take a look around today.

 

 

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IAHSS 50th Anniversary Conference – Chicago, IL https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/04/19/iahss-50th-anniversary-conference-chicago-il/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/04/19/iahss-50th-anniversary-conference-chicago-il/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:07:54 +0000 https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/?p=169 Being a member of IAHSS and attending the conferences each year is an incredible opportunity for me personally as well as anyone in the field of Hospital and Healthcare Security and Safety. The organization is one of the most incredible professional organizations I have ever had the privilege of being involved with. The speakers give of themselves to bring their best practices and vision to their colleagues in a very focused setting. I certainly enjoy attending each of the general sessions, as well as the breakout sessions. We also try to stay involved at the regional and local level with our colleagues, friends and neighbors. This years conference was fantastic as these annual IAHSS conferences are, and it was great to reconnect with so many of the people I have met through the years, and worked with on various projects.

However, one of the major things that made this year unique for my team is that we also became a sponsor for the first time, meaning we were exhibiting as well. It was frantic pulling things together to attend the conference, like winter clothing given it was forecasted to snow and be in the 30’s while we were there. The one thing that feels different when you are in the exhibit hall is that for the most part the vendors aren’t trying to “outsell” an exhibiting competitor, they seem to simply stand on their own merit, which is somewhat different than a “trade show”. I feel that shows the integrity of the IAHSS, the professional members and the supporting technology and training companies that stand beside our clients in the Healthcare Security and Safety market, they have an incredible challenge in safely providing the services that they do… So thank you Hospitals and Healthcare workers for what you do each and everyday, and thank you IAHSS for providing us with an incredible community!

Here are some pictures of our wonderful team in the exhibit hall, doing what they do. Thank you to Holly King and Emily Thompson! They handled the exhibit hall, while I attended sessions, had meetings and mingled with various contacts and colleagues.

Mark Garver

CEO GEOS

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GEOS Showcases Innovative Healthcare Safety and Security Solution https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/04/12/geos-showcases-innovative-healthcare-safety-and-security-solution/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/04/12/geos-showcases-innovative-healthcare-safety-and-security-solution/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:41:46 +0000 https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/?p=166  

GEOS Showcases Innovative Healthcare Safety and Security Solution

Enabling Healthcare Providers to Ensure the Safety and Security of their Personnel Through Integrating Campus and Remote Site Safety into One Proactive Solution

Montgomery, TX: GEOS is taking healthcare safety in a new direction, by integrating campus and remote site safety into one proactive solution. The system provides functionality beyond when an emergency hits, but when one does, the GEOS solution delivers. GEOS offers employee safety “in their hands”, along with industry best incident notification, communication and response, no matter where the employee is and adds the distinct ability to monitor mobile assets and staff seamlessly.

“When we think of healthcare, we typically think of Hospitals”, says Mark Garver, GEOS CEO, “however, the healthcare system is much more diverse and needs solutions that encompass these varying environments. We evaluated the overall healthcare environment, associated risk and applied technology in each of these areas to provide a cohesive solution to address the risks with easy-to-use products and services.”

Empower your team by providing them with the GEOS Healthcare Safety and Security solution today.

GEOS combined elements of offerings that have been delivered to enterprise customers, and other specialty areas and leveraged more than 10 years of protecting people around the globe to produce the GEOS Healthcare Safety and Security Suite. This solution provides a comprehensive rule-based alerting, two-way communication system and incident response system, complete with asset monitoring for people, places and things. The system also features some exciting proactive security features such as Remote Patient Visit Monitoring, Virtual Chaperone, and also includes optional 24×7 monitoring by the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC).

“Our belief is the best safety and security solution is one that is used outside of emergency situations, keeping it fresh on everyone’s mind by using it,” added Garver, “then if an emergency occurs the staff is already familiar with it.”

GEOS works closely with their customers to automate the existing emergency operations or response plans by developing rules for communications, notifications, escalation, etc. into the GEOS Healthcare Safety and Security Solution ensuring that when an incident takes place the response is timely and informed.

Visit Bronze Sponsor GEOS in booth #512 at the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Conference in Chicago April 14thto April 16th.

About GEOS

GEOS is the leading global provider of monitored safety and security solutions for people, places and things. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) has helped coordinate emergency response and rescues in over 160 countries over the past 10 years. To learn more about GEOS Safety Solutions and our offering, take a look around today

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Shannon Palasota

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spalasota@geossafetysolutions.com

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Poyda Technologies Delivers Chaperone: Safety and Security, the First and Only Monitored Virtual Chaperone https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/01/30/poyda-technologies-delivers-chaperone-safety-and-security-the-first-and-only-monitored-virtual-chaperone/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/01/30/poyda-technologies-delivers-chaperone-safety-and-security-the-first-and-only-monitored-virtual-chaperone/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:02:29 +0000 http://localhost/geossafetysolutions/media/?p=113  

SOURCE Poyda Technologies, Inc.

Your Personal Chaperone at the Push-of-a-Button

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Available now, Chaperone: Safety and Security, offers you a Chaperone to act as your “virtual” personal bodyguard 24/7/365 whenever you need. With features ranging from Chaperone Me, Hold My Hand and Check On Me, you are able to proactively choose the best feature to meet your need and you can simply change it at any time.

Now you are empowered to take a proactive role in your personal safety, but you are not alone. Behind the incredible features of Chaperone, is a 24×7 monitoring service provided by the team at GEOS, who are standing by, or on line with you and ready to render assistance, or calm reassurance as your virtual Chaperone.

“Because of so many stories, including my own, when I set out to deliver Chaperone, I wanted people to feel safe and protected, just as if their family and friends were right there with them,” stated Melissa Shaffer, CEO and Founder of Poyda. “People need the ability to take whatever steps they can to protect themselves, and Chaperone is something that should be used by everyone.”

Chaperone is location aware while you are using it, providing critical information to GEOS and first responders if you need assistance. You can select between instant connect video/audio monitoring with your personal security chaperone, or if you prefer, we can virtually hold your hand to safeguard you. There is even a Check-On-Me feature, for use when you are out alone, or even with friends, allowing you to remember to keep in touch.

“We at GEOS are pleased to partner with Poyda Technologies in the release of the Chaperone Application for personal safety,” said Mark Garver, GEOS CEO. “Combining the incredible features of Chaperone with our safety and security monitoring center empowers users to add to their own personal safety.”

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Growing Travel Risks in Mexico https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/01/30/growing-travel-risks-in-mexico/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/01/30/growing-travel-risks-in-mexico/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:36:02 +0000 http://localhost/geossafetysolutions/media/?p=104 Mexico has a reputation for drug related crimes due to Cartel activity, however, while this had previously been away from the safer tourist areas, the risk has increased in these very same travel areas. International visitors have been the victims of violent crime within Mexico. This ranges from petty theft through to more serious murders, kidnappings, and car jackings by organised crime syndicates.

With murders quadrupling in Los Cabos and doubling in Cancun this year, travelers need to exercise extreme caution and vigilance. Quintana Roo, the state where Cancun is located, is the destination of a third of all the nation’s international tourists, and has seen a historic rise in crime.

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GEOS Partners With Poyda to Launch the Chaperone https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/01/22/geos-partners-with-poyda-to-launch-the-chaperone/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2018/01/22/geos-partners-with-poyda-to-launch-the-chaperone/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:45:35 +0000 http://localhost/geossafetysolutions/media/?p=111 Poyda Technologies Partners with GEOS to Introduce Chaperone Personal Safety app

Introducing The First Proactive Personal Security Solution Monitoring

MONTGOMERY, TX: GEOS is proud to partner with Poyda Technologies for the release of Chaperone – Personal Security application for iOS. Chaperone combined with the professional security monitoring provided by GEOS empowers users to safeguard their own safety and security with the press of a button. This proactive solution has features ranging from a security agent actively monitoring the user with full audio and video, to virtually holding their hand to make sure that its’ user is safe. With the push of a button Chaperone sends your location to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), who then notifies and coordinates with local first responders to get help to your location equipped with critical information to aid in their response.

“We at GEOS are pleased to partner with Poyda Technologies in the release of the Chaperone Application for personal safety” said Mark Garver, GEOS CEO. “Combining the incredible features of Chaperone with our safety and security monitoring center empowers users to add to their own personal safety. In fact, the most compelling reason for us to partner was that the Chaperone solution is a proactive solution to personal safety and security.”

“When I first set out on my journey to create a personal safety application, now known as Chaperone, I knew that I would need a partner to provide around the clock monitoring for our customers,“ stated Melissa Shaffer, Founder and CEO of Poyda Technologies. “All of my research pointed in one direction, the team at the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), because this is precisely the business they have been in for over 10 years, around the globe.”

Monitored 24/7 by the certified emergency operations team GEOS IERCC (International Emergency Response Coordination Center) this app gives its users peace of mind when and wherever they might need.

The app is available in the US for free on itunes, with an Android extension in the works. For a monthly subscription of $9.99, or a yearly subscription of $99.99, you get the backing of the certified Global Emergency Operations team at the GEOS IERCC.

About GEOS
GEOS is the leading global provider of monitored safety and security solutions for people, places and things. The GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) has helped coordinate emergency response and rescues in over 160 countries over the past 10 years. Additionally, GEOS provides Travel Safety (www.geostravelsafety.com) and Asset Protection solutions for people, places and things (www.geossafetysolutions.com), all backed by the GEOS IERCC (www.geosresponse.com).

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For more information contact

GEOS

Shannon Palasota

Marketing Communications Specialist

spalasota@geossafetysolutions.com

1.855.238.1908 Toll Free

1.832.539.2498 Texas Direct

 

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Garmin Sponsored Sailboat Racer Rescued by GEOS https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2017/06/29/garmin-sponsored-sailboat-racer-rescued-by-geos/ https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/2017/06/29/garmin-sponsored-sailboat-racer-rescued-by-geos/#respond Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:21:56 +0000 https://www.geossafetysolutions.com/media/?p=143 On an overcast morning in late May, 21 yachts set sail from Plymouth, England to compete in the Original Single-handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) and Two-handed Transatlantic Race (TWOSTAR) and be the first to reach Newport, Rhode Island.

Garmin-sponsored Italian sailor Michele Zambelli was among the solo skippers competing in the OSTAR, and on the 13th day of the race, Zambelli faced an unexpected challenge. Around 3:30 a.m. UTC (11:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time) his yacht, the Illumia 12, was sailing fast and upwind at eight to nine knots. Zambelli was awake and pondering whether he should reduce the mainsail or keep going with the whole mainsail when the yacht suddenly stopped.

The impact made everything not secured on the boat fall into disarray. The vessel had struck something and broken its keel. Zambelli was not injured, and his first thought was that he was losing time in the regatta. Then the Illumia 12 began taking on water. At that moment, he knew his race was finished. He needed to act then to save his life.

He ran to take down the yacht’s sails. “Knee-deep water, frozen and dark. I walked inside the water, and I grabbed my inReach,” Zambelli explained. “I put it in charge to take advantage of my last moments of power on board, ready to bring it with me on the life raft. Then I launched the SOS.” It was around midnight local time when Zambelli triggered an SOS on his inReach Explorer+.

Within minutes, he was in contact with the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) to communicate his need for an urgent rescue before his yacht sank in the cold waters of the North Atlantic.

“In absolute darkness, to see the light of that [message received]moved me,” Zambelli said. “They asked me how many people were on board and if there were any injured, in Italian! We exchanged some information, and then they kept me in touch with the Canadian search and rescue, which asked me to stay listening to [VHF radio] channel 16 to wait for the first airplane.”

Zambelli’s SOS message from the inReach provided the IERCC with the exact location of the Illumia 12, which was approximately 340 nautical miles (630 kilometers) southeast of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Moments after receiving the SOS, the IERCC contacted the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre—the responsible entity for maritime search and rescue response in the region—which dispatched a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules aircraft, CH-149 Cormorant helicopter, and crew to conduct the rescue.

While he waited for the aircraft to arrive, Zambelli used his inReach to send text messages to his friends and family to let them know he was okay and awaiting rescue. Back on land in Italy, Zambelli’s followers were concerned. They had been watching his progress and inReach track points displayed on his MapShare page and had noticed that he had stopped. “I spent the time trying to reduce the entry of water, wet and in the cold,” he said. “I managed to keep in touch with the land thanks to inReach. For me it was essential and encouraging. I never lost confidence.”

The rescue team aircraft arrived around daybreak. The Hercules crew communicated with Zambelli via radio and asked him to jump from the Illumia 12 onto his life raft so that the line lowering the Canadian rescuer down from the helicopter to him wouldn’t become tangled in the yacht’s mast.

“I did it,” Zambelli said. “I trusted them, and I threw myself on the raft.” He heard the helicopter before he saw it overhead. “The side door of the helicopter opened, and a great man came out, with huge flippers and a mask that hid a long beard. He had big blue eyes. I will never forget him. He went down to the water, and in that moment I felt no longer alone.”

The sea that day was rough with two-meter waves and wind blowing over 25 knots. Still, the Canadian rescuer held on to Zambelli and they were pulled to safety. The Canadian crew shared video of the rescue:

John Lewis, director of the OSTAR and TWOSTAR competition, told the CBC that he found the response to the emergency was “quite remarkable. Within six hours he’d been rescued and was safe.”

Zambelli was disappointed that he could not finish the race and that he lost his vessel, but he was happy to be alive and thankful to the Canadian crew who rescued him.

“The Canadian rescue guys were special. They made me feel at home both in the helicopter and at the time of the rescue. From now on I will always sail with my inReach, which is essential to sail safely and to stay in touch with the steady land! You can receive weather information and updates that can turn your cruise or regatta into something much more serene and secure.”

Many thanks to the brave Canadian rescue team who brought Michele Zambelli to shore safely. Garmin is proud to sponsor Zambelli, and we look forward to following his next race.

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