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 – Sometimes organisations will want to define different response plans depending on the location where an event occurs. For example, there may be different response teams if an alert happens at Site A than Site B.
- Different Information buttons – 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. For example, on a University campus, the information button may go to one of the university’s webpages, whereas a region outside of the country may point to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s advice page on that area.
- 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.
- 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.