What if you could actually track your loved ones’ journey back home after they visit you just to make sure they get home safely or check to know if they’re feeling unsafe on their commute, and ensure that they can easily contact the police in an emergency?
That’s the idea behind Companion, a new iOS and Android app which is a personal security solution that leverages your network of friends & family in order to ensure peace of mind on the go. Wherever you go, get there safely with companion!
You can also report areas that make you uneasy. Simply tap the “I Feel Nervous” button and information will be passed out to your companions and the police. Don’t worry, everything is anonymous. They won’t respond with sirens or flashing lights, but they will work to make this area safer in the future.
If there’s an emergency, you can call 9-1-1 from our app with just two taps or a single tap.
Here’s how it works: Say you’re walking back home after dark through a questionable neighborhood. The app allows you to select one of your Smartphone contacts as a “companion,” letting that person know where you are and where you’re going live on a map.
The Companion app tracks you as you head home, asking you if you’re “OK” from time to time. If you don’t acknowledge the prompt by tapping a button, the app will notify your companion that you could be in trouble.
The app can also tell if you’re walking or running, and it can detect if your headphones have been removed from the jack with your phones built in sensors. Any of these events can trigger a notification, sending a message to your designated friend or to the law enforcement agency.
The app is able to detect when you may be in a sketchy situation and automatically alert your companions with its in-built real-time alert system. The app does more! It can detect when your trip’s ETA starts getting longer than it should be, or if you suddenly start going the wrong way on the map. Companions can also call you through the app to make sure you are safe and sound.
All of these examples don’t necessarily mean you’re in trouble, and that’s why the app gives you 15 seconds to say you’re OK before it alerts any of your companions and the authorities.