SafeAmigos is a Personal Safety Platform connecting phones, smartwatches, and other devices. If a trigger event occurs for a subscriber, such as harassment or violence, (whether verbal, physical or sexual); an accident; a sudden illness; or deviating from an expected pattern of activity, the Platform engages people they trust to arrange assistance.

The host software, SafeAmigos OverWATCH, manages each alert to maximise the chances of obtaining an effective response, and to avoid the panic and confusion that can be caused by many of the solution currently available in the market.

For each alert, it identifies the protection bubbles to which a subscriber belongs, establishes which are active at the moment the alert is triggered, establishes the availability of Responders within the protective bubbles, alerts them following an adaptable set of rules, and monitors which Responder takes responsibility for handling the alert, before informing others.

The Responder that accepts the alert ...
SafeAmigos is a Personal Safety Platform connecting phones, smartwatches, and other devices. If a trigger event occurs for a subscriber, such as harassment or violence, (whether verbal, physical or sexual); an accident; a sudden illness; or deviating from an expected pattern of activity, the Platform engages people they trust to arrange assistance.

The host software, SafeAmigos OverWATCH, manages each alert to maximise the chances of obtaining an effective response, and to avoid the panic and confusion that can be caused by many of the solution currently available in the market.

For each alert, it identifies the protection bubbles to which a subscriber belongs, establishes which are active at the moment the alert is triggered, establishes the availability of Responders within the protective bubbles, alerts them following an adaptable set of rules, and monitors which Responder takes responsibility for handling the alert, before informing others.

The Responder that accepts the alert receives detailed information such as the name and location of the person triggering the alert, their photograph, age, gender and battery status on their phone. They have the option to contact the subscriber and if necessary, escalate to the emergency services. SafeAmigos OverWATCH monitors the alert through to its conclusion.

Apps for Android and iOS have been created and are live. Key methods of triggering alerts are through a 'Help' button, if someone needs urgent assistance but are not in imminent danger, and a 'Timer' that automatically triggers an alert unless it is cancelled before it expires.

Additional features are incorporated within the solution to manage situations where a subscriber is under duress.

Maynooth University students have almost completed a new feature for the service that leverages the existing iPhone and Android means of triggering alerts using the power button. This will provide an additional means of triggering alerts.

The future roadmap for the solution includes integrating Machine Learning and AI into the solution. The items to be included in this process have been designed at a high level, so it is highly likely that it can be completed within a short space of time. This will protect SafeAmigos from future competition.
More information

Employees

Finbarr McCarthy
Admin
Finbarr McCarthy CEO Highly experienced, passionate about tackling gender violence, commercially astute, determined to deliver in a fast a time as possible