'A solution to provide peace of mind that assistance is only a button away'
Violence against women and children in South Africa today negatively affects our society in many ways. It demeans both the victims of violence as well as the perpetrators and reduces the equality of all human beings as enshrined in our South African Constitution. The reality is that most crimes of violence against women especially is not reported as the victims feel that the SA Police Services will not take their cases seriously and as has been reported in our crime statistics, the Policemen themselves are in some cases perpetrators of violent and sexual crimes as well. These crimes are sometimes perpetrated against the very victims who come to Police stations to report their cases.
In the past few years we have had some high profile crimes perpetrated against women. Anene Booysen, Reeva Steenkamp and a host of others including the brutal rapes and murder of innocent children bear testimony to this scourge of violence suffered by women and children in 21st century South Africa. Men also suffer crimes of violence at the hands of other men and in some instances, women, although this is not as prevalent as the violence women suffer at the hands of men, where the perpetrators are mostly known to the victims.It is against this backdrop and in an attempt to make a meaningful contribution to the eradication of this scourge, that Alert21 was developed.Alert21 is a personal safety Smartphone Application (App), designed to provide the users of the service with the assurance that the alert they send to the call centre operator working in a 24/7/365 environment, will provide the details of the alert to the relevant authorities such as the SA Police, Ambulance services, Fire Departments, the user’s private security company as well as emergency contacts.
In addition, the Alert21 user has the knowledge that the alert is stored on an independent server and in addition, the Alert21 user can use the smartphone to take a photograph of the perpetrator in addition to recording voice. All these details are stored on the server. In the event of a criminal prosecution, these details can be used as evidence.
The GPS location of the incident is also logged onto the server and even in a case where the Alert21 user is abducted or hijacked, the signal will ensure that as long as the Smartphone is with the user, the location of the person can be reported to the authorities. In the event that the Alert21 user is abducted or hijacked, the Alert21 call centre operator will have an updated GPS location.
Should the Smartphone be switched off or the battery dies, the alert remains active and once the phone is reactivated, the alert continues unless aborted by the user or call centre operator, once the appropriate codes are entered. Individuals with a medical condition, living alone, will find Alert21 very useful. At the click of a button, medical services as well as emergency contacts will be informed so that help can be dispatched. Fires in informal settlements are notoriously difficult to pinpoint but with Alert21 the GPS location will greatly assist the Fire Department in deploying its services to an exact location within the informal settlement and hence save lives and property. This could also apply to fires on mountains and along roads.
Activated alerts create live, real-time communication between you and dedicated control centers. No unreliable SMS to friends or family members. Immediate response, assessment of situation and deployment of necessary Emergency services or other. Operators are monitoring your position in real-time on digital maps and have access to volumes of information useful in assisting you.
Dedicated and trained staff are manning control centers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The app includes a useful LED torch and SOS strobe light mode, particularly useful in the dark and when trying to attract attention.
Throughout the duration of the active alert, regular positional data is streamed to the control center. You can also communicate with the operator from within the app using the real-time streaming text, record audio and capture photos. Everything is streamed to the servers in real-time and is managed by the operator.
Even if your phone battery dies or you are forced to switch it off, once switched back on, the app will automatically resume its real-time streaming to the operator. Loss of signal opeartes in a similar manner, therefore never losing audio or image data recorded while experiencing poor signal coverage.
All data generated during an alert is recorded safely and securely on our servers. Only you have access to it should you require it for legal purposes or any other reason.
In situations where you are forced to abort the alert by a perpetrator, you simply enter in a duress code (created on registration) that will inform the operator that you are under duress. The app will pretend to end the alert, however will continue to remain active in the background.
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The User may visit the Website without providing any personal information. The Website servers will in such instances collect the IP address of the User computer, but not the email address or any other distinguishing information. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent at the Website, pages viewed, etc. Provider uses this information to determine use of the Website, and to improve Content thereon. Provider assumes no obligation to protect this information, and may copy, distribute or otherwise use such information without limitation.
Privacy Mobile Application: Data Collection and Useage
When you sign up for or use Alert21 you voluntarily share certain information including your name, email address, phone number, profile picture. Data collected when you use Alert21 in an emergency situation will include your current location, audio you record, pictures you take and messages you sent to our emergency operators.
This data is used by the operator to direct rapid response emergency services to you to assist you. Meta data of the event such as time of event and type of event and general area of event may be used for statistical purposes to determine high risk areas. Your personal data is not used. Incident data is stored securely and only you have the right to its useage. Upon receiving a request from you for your incident data, said data will be provided to you within 48 hours of your request.
Should you request your data to be deleted, upon such request being received your data will be deleted from our systems.
Protecting children’s privacy online is of paramount impotance to us. Generally, our Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and the Services do not knowingly collect personal data from children. We limit the processing of personal data to only what is necessary to support the internal operations of our Services. If you are a parent or guardian and wish to review personal data collected from your child, or have that information modified or deleted, you may contact us as described above. If we become aware that a child has provided us with personal data contrary to the above, we will delete any personal data we have collected, unless we have a legal obligation to keep it, and terminate the child’s account, as applicable.
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