SafeZone Regions are the geographical safe zones which organisations define as areas to monitor. Simple systems in a defined location may only have one region surrounding the area of coverage. There are instances, where it is useful to break out multiple regions in a system. Common reasons include:
- Sites are dispersed far and wide – When sites are spread apart by larger distances (for example at different ends of the country) creating a single region around them can cause issues in response. i.e. what happens if an alarm is raised in the system 50 miles from either of the two sites but still inside the overarching region? Here it is better to create smaller regions around the individual locations.
- Different responses required – Once the regions have been added to Region Groups, organisations may want to define different response plans depending on the location where an event occurs.
Example: Stephanie works for an organisation based in the UK which has offices in London and Bristol. The London response team will see alerts that are raised within the London geofence. The Bristol response team will see alerts that are raised within the Bristol geofence.
- Different Information buttons – Once the regions have been added to Region Groups, it is possible to change the function of the information button in the SafeZone and OmniGuard apps depending on the region the user is in.
Example: Stephanie's organisation has multiple sites in Sydney, Australia, London, UK and Los Angeles, USA. She travels between those sites for conferences. When she is in the London office, her SafeZone Information button points to her organisation's Safety & Wellbeing website for the London office. When she then travels to Los Angeles, her SafeZone Information button points to the Los Angeles website.
- Automatic Check-in regions – Some locations on-site or in a system may require an automatic check-in function so app users do not need to check-in manually through their phone.
Example: Stephanie's organisation has a high-risk lab in the Bristol office. The Bristol response team would like to know if people are accessing the lab. When Stephanie enters the geofence for the lab, her SafeZone app automatically checks her in to share her location with the Bristol response team.
- Overlay maps – A single overlay image can be placed over the mapping interface to show a more detailed site/building plan. Only one of these can be added per region.
Example: The Bristol office has an overlay which displays the building names on-site and allows the security and response teams to know the location of defibrillators and first aid kits.
To access the Regions menu, see the guide on Regions - the Regions menu
For instructions on how to create a region, please see the guide for Regions - Creating a new region
For instructions on how to edit a region, please see the guide for Regions - Editing a region