Introduction

KeepMeSafe is both a personal and community safety app.

In the event of emergency, a user can send an emergency alert notifications with the location to trusted contact(s) or Guardians.

These contacts will remain in communication in a chat group until the members disperse.

If the user is threaten to leave the chat group under duress, the user can use the DummyCode instead of SafeCode to send a duress notification to the trusted contacts.

Who is it for?

We recommend this for everyone with a smart phone. It is important for those who are under stress during emergencies to have a tool to be in constant communication with trusted and reliable contacts.

No one wants to be in emergency situations, but it does happen. It is best to be prepared. Types of possible emergencies:

  • Mass shooting.
  • House break-in.
  • Robbery.
  • Fire.
  • Medical emergencies.
  • Accidents.
  • Natural disasters e.g. flood.

Why?

Communication is important during emergencies. Sending email and SMS as alerts are not ideal because it is a one-way communication. The 'sender' is not communicated back actively. In KeepMeSafe, an emergency Alert Chat group is formed to allow communication between all members is maintained.

Other chat apps mix with other non-emergency chats. Users' emergency alert messages are drowned in other irrelevant messages. KeepMeSafe only focuses on emergency chats. It is important that clear communication is kept in emergency situations.

Unique Selling Propositions ("USP"s)

  • The alert is sent to a group of Guardians with an invitation to an emergency chat group.
  • The chat group allows everyone to be in communication throughout the emergency, rather than one way communication.
  • The SafeCode feature allow users to exit the chat group normally.
  • The DummyCode feature allow users to exit in the instance of duress or under threat.
  • Preset messages are available as quick drafts.
  • The preset messages can be customised.
  • 4 location features i.e. home address, work address, manual address or coordinates (Google Maps).

Features