This is a ‘public safety platform’ by design and is the first of its kind using the latest cloud technologies.
Unlike existing systems, it does not piggy-back existing tech that was not designed to keep people safe (SMS).
It can be trusted to only serve the purpose for which it was designed because control is 100% in the hands of the emergency services.
How it works
The system does not need to know who you are to keep you safe- so we have designed it to be 100% anonymous. We do not use any of your phone’s personal identifiers (Mac address, EMEI number, telephone number etc) and we do not store your location history- preventing any tracking of your movements.
Your mobile device will periodically update the system with your latest position to within 10 metres, so if you are close to a dangerous incident- you will be sure to receive the notifications sent by the emergency services. Similarly- if you are not in the proximity of the event- you will not be disturbed.
The moment the emergency services are alerted to a significant incident, they can immediately zoom in and identify the affected devices (those close to the danger) and send notifications with safety instructions and advice, before the first responders even reach the scene.
Once you download the app- you will not notice it working in the background. Conventional mobile location engines use a great deal of your battery. Not us- the app uses about 1% of your battery with normal daily use, so you can download it, accept the permissions for tracking and notifications, and then forget about it.
It can be trusted to only serve the purpose for which it was designed because control is 100% in the hands of the emergency services. The platform allows authorities to have complete control of the area, they can manage multiple events simultaneously and can manage fluid areas and events with ease– all remotely, all in real time and all without violating citizens’ privacy.
If you have the app downloaded, you do not need to worry if you visit another city that has deployed the platform, your app will work perfectly well there too.