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Command, control,
communicate and analyse.

A central command platform providing a complete single-source of truth. Command is designed to streamline and enhance the efficiency of all types of incidents, critical events and activities – big and small.

It is a vital platform enabling you to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies more effectively, offering a comprehensive, integrated approach to managing all types of events, significantly enhancing an organisation’s ability to respond effectively to incidents, minimise impact, and recover more rapidly.

Key benefits

  • Complete visibility of all incidents, critical events and compliance activities
  • Auto-escalate and trigger notifications in seconds
  • Understand the impact and who is involved
  • Force standard/emergency operating procedures
  • Drive performance through task management
  • Dashboards for making informed decisions
  • Full audit trail and accountability
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Directing, responding escalating and making key decisions to manage and resolve critical events effectively.

Maintaining control, overseeing response activities, and ensuring efficient use of resources during emergencies.

Rapidly share vital information through multiple methods with stakeholders through clear, consistent, audited and timely communications.

Evaluating data to understand risks, make informed decisions, and improve future response strategies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When managing incidents, particularly in contexts that require detailed scrutiny like physical security, or health and safety, the stages of Reporting, Investigating, and Analysing are crucial. Each stage has specific steps designed to ensure thorough and effective handling of the incident. Here’s a breakdown of these stages:

1. Report

The Reporting stage is where the incident is initially identified and communicated to the relevant parties within the organisation. In real life, this is normally completed by the Reporter app or an incident linked to a compliance/patrol activity via Verify, however Command can also be used to report critical events or incidents directly - commonly via a control room.


  • Detection and Notification: An incident is detected manually by staff or automatically by systems. Immediate notification is sent to the incident response team or relevant authorities within the organisation.
  • Initial Assessment: A preliminary assessment is made to gauge the severity and potential impact of the incident. This helps in prioritising the incident response.
  • Documentation: All details of the incident as known at the time are documented. This includes the time of detection, how it was detected, who reported it, and any immediate effects observed.

2. Investigate

The Investigation stage involves a deeper dive into the incident to understand how it occurred, its scope, and the mechanisms behind it.


  • Assembling the Response Team: Gather a team with appropriate skills for the incident type. This may include IT personnel, security experts, and management.
  • Collection of Evidence: Secure and collect data that may help in understanding the incident. This includes logs, system images, and access records.
  • Identifying the Cause: Determine what caused the incident through technical analysis and reviewing the evidence.
  • Scope Determination: Assess the extent of the impact, including which systems, data, or processes are affected.

3. Analyse

Analysis involves making sense of the data collected, drawing conclusions about the incident, and beginning to formulate a response strategy.


  • Root Cause Analysis: Identify the underlying causes of the incident, not just the immediate triggers. This helps in preventing future occurrences.
  • Impact Assessment: Evaluate the broader implications of the incident on business operations, compliance, and reputation.
  • Lessons Learned: Identify what can be learned from the incident, what went well in the response, and what could be improved.
  • Report Generation: Produce a detailed incident report that outlines findings, conclusions, and recommendations for future prevention measures.

Integrating Stages

It’s important to note that these stages often overlap and may require going back and forth. For example, additional findings in the Analysis stage might prompt further Investigation. Effective incident management relies on flexibility and the ability to adapt as new information becomes available.

This structured approach to reporting, investigating, and analysing ensures that incidents are not only managed more efficiently but also contribute to the organisation’s ongoing improvement and resilience against future incidents.

For incident/critical event management

At a localised level, a team can use the Command platform to manage incidents effectively by leveraging its various tools and features designed for rapid response and coordination. Here are high-level benefits:

  • Enhanced Preparedness: Teams are better prepared to handle unexpected events with all necessary tools and information at their fingertips.
  • Faster Response: Minimise response times through automated alerts and streamlined communication channels.
  • Effective Resource Management: Optimize the use of available resources to ensure efficient incident handling.
  • Improved Decision-Making: Data-driven insights and real-time information enable more informed and strategic decisions during crises.
  • Increased Resilience: Continuous improvement through post-incident analysis and training increases the team’s overall resilience against future incidents.

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how a team might use a Command platform during an incident:

1. Detection and notification

  • Automatic Alerts: The Command platform can process risks or threats through integrated alarms, data feeds, or user reports. It then automatically notifies the appropriate team members via SMS, email, or push notifications.
  • Real-Time Updates: As the situation unfolds, the platform continues to gather and disseminate updated information, keeping the team informed of any new developments.

2. Assessment and analysis

  • Situation Room: Team members access a digital "situation room" or dashboard that provides a comprehensive overview of the incident, including real-time data on what's happening and where.
  • Data Integration: The platform integrates data from multiple sources (internal systems, public feeds, social media) to provide a holistic view of the incident, helping the team to assess the severity and potential impact.

3. Response coordination

  • Task Management: The Command platform enables the incident commander or team leader to assign tasks, compliance activities and responsibilities to specific team members, ensuring clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Resource Allocation: The platform provides information on available resources (personnel, equipment, emergency services) and their locations, allowing efficient allocation based on the needs of the incident.

4. Communication

  • Centralised Communication Hub: Maintain communication within the team and with external stakeholders (e.g., emergency services, management, local authorities) through a single, unified platform.
  • Document Sharing: Share real-time documents, maps, and other relevant information within the team and with external partners to ensure everyone has the necessary details to respond effectively.

5. Monitoring and adjustments

  • Progress Tracking: The platform tracks the progress of assigned tasks and the overall response effort, allowing for real-time adjustments as needed.
  • Continuous Feedback Loop: Team members can provide updates and feedback through the platform, facilitating dynamic decision-making and strategy adjustments.

6. After-action review

  • Performance Analysis: After the incident is resolved, the Command platform can analyse response performance, highlighting what worked well and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Report Generation: Automatically generate detailed reports based on the incident data collected, which can be used for debriefings, training, and regulatory compliance.

7. Training and simulations

  • Simulated Scenarios: Use the Command platform to run training simulations, preparing the team for different types of incidents by practicing their roles and responses in a controlled, virtual environment.

To support analysis and decision making

At a localised level, Command can be effectively used for analysis to streamline decision-making processes, enhance situational awareness, and improve overall response strategies. Here are high-level benefits:

  • Enhanced Decision-Making: Command centres equipped with comprehensive data and advanced analytical tools can make more informed decisions quickly.
  • Increased Efficiency: Centralised analysis reduces redundancy, streamlines operations, and enhances the effective use of resources.
  • Improved Response Times: Quick processing and interpretation of data lead to faster responses to emergencies or operational demands.
  • Greater Situational Control: Commanders gain a high level of control over the situation through continuous monitoring and the ability to adjust tactics as needed.

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how a team might use a Command platform for analysis:

1. Centralised data collection

  • Gather Data: Report and compile data from various sources.
  • Consolidated View: Use a dashboard to aggregate and display this data, providing a unified view of all relevant information.

2. Real-time data analysis

  • Analytics: Use the analytical tools that can process large volumes of data quickly to identify trends, patterns, and anomalies.
  • Support Decisions: Integrate decision support processes to enhance and expedite decision-making.

3. Situational awareness

  • Visual Displays: Utilise live maps, and other visual aids to help personnel visualise the situation and its dynamics clearly.
  • Continuous Updates: Ensures your teams receive continuous updates for real-time awareness and response.

4. Local strategic planning and scenario simulation

  • Scenario Planning: Use the data to identify potential outcomes and plan accordingly.
  • Resource Allocation: Analyse resource data to optimise the deployment and utilisation of personnel, equipment, and other assets.

5. Communication and coordination

  • Information Sharing: Facilitate seamless communication within the team and with external stakeholders, ensuring that all parties have access to the same data and insights.
  • Coordinated Response: Enable a coordinated response by aligning multiple departments or groups, ensuring that everyone acts based on the same analysis and strategy.

6. Feedback and adjustment

  • Feedback Loops: Establish mechanisms for rapid feedback from personnel onsite or in the field, allowing real-time adjustments to strategies and plans.
  • Dynamic Adjustments: Adapt and modify plans as new data comes in or as situations evolve, maintaining flexibility in response strategies.

7. Post-event analysis and learning

  • After-Action Reviews: Conduct detailed analyses after events to determine what was successful and what needs improvement.
  • Continuous Improvement: Apply lessons learned to refine analytical processes, training, and overall preparedness.

The  Command platform is integral to various organisational structures where centralised decision-making and oversight of complex situations are necessary for efficient, prompt, coordinated responses to incidents, critical events and operational challenges.

Command is highly flexible for various uses of command structures across diverse fields, here are some common areas where Command is utilised:

Control Rooms:

Found in all sectors where there is a requirement to protect people and assets. A control room serves as a nerve centre where operators monitor systems and manage operations from a centralised location, using real-time data feeds to ensure smooth functioning.

Security Operations Centres (SOCs),
Global Security Operations Centres (GSOCs),
or Network Operations Centres (NOCs):

These are dedicated centres where enterprise teams continuously monitor and analyse the organisation’s security posture and service delivery ensuring they are uninterrupted. They can gather data/intelligence from a wide range of sources, enabling a specialist team to analyse and disseminate contextual intelligence manually or via automation. This could cover major incident communication, event planning, tactical assessments, proactive security and monitoring, daily intelligence bulletins, asset assessments and investigations, travel tracking and threat consultancy.

Alarm Receiving Centres (ARC):

In security and emergency management sectors, these centres monitor alarms from residential, commercial, and industrial properties, coordinating immediate responses when alarms are triggered, including notifying emergency services or dispatching keyholders/private security personnel.

Building Management/Operation Teams:

These teams oversee the operations of commercial real estate, ensuring the premise operate optimally and safely.

Loss Prevention Teams:

In retail and supply-chain, these teams are responsible for preventing theft, fraud, and inventory shrinkage. They use surveillance, investigation systems and data analysis to identify risky activities and develop strategies to minimise losses.

Event Management:

For large-scale events like concerts, sports events, and public gatherings, teams who centrally command, help coordinate, direct security, manage crowds, and respond to emergencies.

Risk Teams:

Risk teams use sophisticated monitoring and analytical tools to assess and mitigate risks related to business operations, financial impacts, and other areas.

Security Teams:

Physical security teams in venues, corporate campuses, or high-risk areas manage all security and safety operations, coordinate patrols, and respond to incidents.

Health & Safety Teams:

These teams ensure workplace safety compliance, manage occupational health risks, and respond to accidents or emergencies within the workplace, often relying on real-time data and communication tools.

Crisis Centres / Emergency Command Centres (ECCs):

Set up during major emergencies like natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or public health crises, crisis centres facilitate coordinated response efforts among emergency services, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations.

When applied to the C-Suite, Command focuses on strategic decision-making, crisis management, and organisational leadership from the highest level. This approach also supports proactive leadership, allowing the C-Suite to anticipate changes, position the company advantageously in its respective industry and respond adeptly to critical events or changes in the business environment.

Here are several ways the Command can be utilised within the C-Suite:

1. Strategic Command Center

Where top executives gather to make crucial decisions. This can include:

  • Strategic Planning: Using data and analytics to drive long-term business strategies.
  • Crisis Response: Coordinating the organisation’s response during crises like major disruption to operations, terrorism, financial downturns, or brand/reputational issues.

2. Communication Command

Effective communication strategies are critical for leadership, especially in handling internal and external messaging:

  • Internal Communication: Ensuring all employees are aligned with the company’s strategic goals and informed about important changes.
  • External Communication: Managing public relations, investor relations, and customer communications, particularly in managing the company's image and responding to external events.

3. Crisis Management and Continuity Planning

The C-Suite uses command principles to develop and execute crisis management and business continuity plans:

  • Scenario Planning: Preparing risk registers for various potential business disruptions and developing protocols to mitigate those risks.
  • Emergency Protocols: Rapid mobilisation of resources and personnel in response to emergencies, ensuring minimal disruption to operations (EOPs).

4. Regulatory Compliance and Governance

Commanding regulatory compliance and governance involves:

  • Compliance Monitoring: Ensuring all business activities align with legal and ethical standards.
  • Audit Systems: Implementing and reviewing controls and audits to maintain transparency and prevent misconduct.

5. Enhanced Collaboration Tools

  • Integrated Communication: Facilitate seamless communication across departments and with stakeholders through integrated communications, documentation, tasking, and collaborative tools directly accessible from the dashboard.
  • Document Sharing and Management: Provide secure access to crucial documents and reports needed for decision-making processes, ensuring all relevant information is readily available.

6. Unified Dashboard Interface:

  • Integration: Combine data streams from various sources—financial, operational, market intelligence, customer insights, and risk management—into one comprehensive dashboard.
  • Real-Time Data Visualisation: Utilise advanced data visualisation tools to present complex data in an easily digestible format, enabling swift and informed decision-making.