Tech Driven Society Means Tech Driven Safety
Working for a cellular retailer I have daily encounters with people who had a close call with crime. While both men and women have shared their encounters with me, the majority of victims are women in urban areas.
Today's world is technology driven. Why should our safety not be technology driven as well? Home security systems typically will send some sort of respondant to a home where an alarm goes off, why not impliment the same thing for women and girls, or anyone for that matter while out and about in urban areas.
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I would suggest a partnership with an alarm or home protection company to have an application accessible from a mobile device where people can check in and alert others through the application where they are going, when they leave and when they got there. Let's say the "I got here" alert does not come in. A reminder text or push notification is sent to the phone to check back in. If there is still no response the alarm company's patrol car is sent out.
Feesability and potential monthly pricing would have to be worked out, but for now, it's just about the idea. The user has a sense of protection. People will know their plans so should anything happen, there can be a quicker sense of help.
There are multiple cell phone apps used for safety, but none to this extent. The primary safety apps which currently exist are designed moreso for children and phone tracking as outlined by this attached article; 'Top 5 Mobile Apps To Keep Your Kids Safe':