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Source: https://www.citizen.co.za/sandton-chronicle/news-headlines/local-news/2023/10/12/a-safercity-panic-app-launched/

SaferCity, a leading provider of safety and security technology solutions, in a strategic partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Community Police Board (GPCPB), launched its ground-breaking SaferCity Panic App at the Da Vinci Hotel in Sandton on September 4.

The event was a success, with many people happy and looking forward to the app used by individuals and CPFs. It was attended by CPF members and stakeholders from Joburg North and the surrounding area in Gauteng..

“We are excited to work alongside the Gauteng Provincial Community Police Board to launch this application, which includes a funding mechanism for the local CPF where every subscription would mean a donation back to the CPF structures of R4.35 per user per month, so at 10 000 users for a specific area, the CPF would receive R43 500 in funding.”

He added that the funding would cover, among others, the development of the Joint Operations Command Centre (JOC) of the CPF for the Gauteng province and, in certain areas, the acquisition of additional cameras to monitor flagged vehicles using LPR (licence plate recognition) cameras and tamper devices for electrical infrastructure.

Key features of the SaferCity Panic App include:

  • Panic and medical response: Immediate assistance is at your fingertips in times of crisis.
  • Real-time location tracking: Keep a vigilant eye on your loved ones whereabouts.
  • Crime reporting: Report incidents swiftly to contribute to a safer community and to create a database of crime activity.
  • Crime hotspots indicator: When driving through areas with a high number of reported crimes, the app will warn you to be extra vigilant.
  • Help desk with live chat: Users have direct access to their CPF through the app.
  • Gender-based violence (GBV) helpdesk: Receive vital support and swift responses operated by the Tears Foundation, an award-winning GBV and support organisation.
  • Responders at your fingertips: Local patrollers include over 2 500 responders throughout South Africa and medical response from organisations such as Netcare 911, ER24, Medi Response, and others within the network.

Details: SaferCity App and GPCPB invite everyone to download the app and become active participants in improving public safety.