Our vision is to ensure every person returns home safe from their place of work everyday. Our mission is to be the top cloud-based people presence solution for enterprise-scale organizations. This means more than just delivering a deep, multi-functional and user-friendly product. It’s equally important to us to craft a customer experience so seamless and enjoyable that you’ll be blown away.
To achieve this, we live by our core values every day. We keep both our workplace and customer interactions authentic, breathe innovation and tackle every project or challenge as a team. This makes us lean, agile and responsive – so we can deliver on what we say, when we say.
Inspired by a chaotic building evacuation, Founder and CEO Darren Whitaker-Barnett thought there must be a smarter way to account for people in an emergency.
And so WhosOnLocation v1 was born – in the back of a combi van while Chief Technology Officer Tom Peck was traveling around Croatia.
Right from the start we listened to every customer and took a hands-on approach. Bootstrapped and self-funded, we designed in the manner of the Lean Startup revolution that inspired us; building step-by-step, releasing often and learning from each product release.
Today we remain headquartered in Wellington, NZ with sales and support teams in San Francisco, and London, and an extensive global Channel Partner network. You’ll find WhosOnLocation customers in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe, and 46 other countries around the world.
Our software is always evolving. We continuously improve our applications responding to ever-changing technology and work environments whether by adding features, adapting to regional habits or integrating new smart notifications
The first version of the cloud-based people presence and evacuation software was launched in August 2012.
By the end of the year, WhosOnLocation had 200 customer locations, had been voted a Red Herring Asia Top 100 innovator and had integrated with Tyco Fire and Alarm Monitoring to expand the product.
One year later, in December 2013, 1 million people had signed into a location using WhosOnLocation.
In January, the WhosOnLocation mobile app launched to both iOS and Android users. WolMobile is an extension of the desktop browser app, and is an even easier way to manage employee and contractor presence right from your mobile device.
WolEvac, the world’s first roll-call mobile app for employees, contractors, and visitors, was released later that year. Between March and June, the FTE staff members doubled from 3.5 to 7.
In May, we released the WhosOnLocation API, empowering our customers to leverage their visitor and customer data with external applications. We also launched WolPass, a feature that allows visitors to sign in easily with their mobile phone.
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Some big things happened for WhosOnLocation in 2018. We have moved into a bigger, shinier new office in New Zealand, and our US office is now operational! We have been chosen as the visitor management solution for a major government-backed tech organization and we also integrated with Brivo’s cloud access control software to offer a more advanced safety and security functionality to our people presence software.
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It was a pretty incredible year here at WhosOnLocation! We released a significantly enhanced WolMobile app, formed partnerships with Sharp in Europe and Johnson Controls in North America, our team in New Zealand and the US have continued to grow, and on top of all that we achieved our long-term goal of becoming ISO:27001 certified.
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We started the year with some improvements to our geolocation report, with a cleaner design and the ability to view historical records.
In March, we scrapped the rest of our carefully made plans, threw the roadmap out of the window, and began reacting to our customer’s needs.
Here are some highlights of what we’ve done:
Founder, Director, CEO (MDP)
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Security Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Sales Team Leader, North America
Global Channel Relationship Manager