Becon - For Walking Safety

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About this app

Becon is the fully automated walking safety app that uses technology to look out for you on your everyday walking journeys.

So quick and simple-to-use, Becon is the only walking safety app that can detect when you are in danger or in need of assistance and will alert your emergency contacts automatically if necessary - no interaction with your device is required.

4 Safety Triggers monitor your device as you walk and if one is activated, a timed notification will automatically check in on you:

> STOPPED MOVING - If your device stops moving for too long.

> HIGH SPEED - If your device moves significantly faster than walking speed.

> OFF ROUTE - If your device travels off of your chosen route.

> DISCONNECTED - If Becon loses connection to your device for too long.

If you do not respond to the notification by the end of the timer, then your pre-selected emergency contacts are automatically alerted via SMS, with an SOS message containing your last recorded location and the reason for the alert.

Featured by Forbes, Evening Standard, Marie Claire & more, and labelled "the must-download app for late night travel by foot" by the Metro.

Becon is different to any other walking safety or emergency alert app because:

• AUTOMATED - you do not have to manually interact with your device to send alerts when in an unsafe moment or in need of assistance.

• PRIVATE - there is no need to share your live location with others or notify anyone when using Becon. Emergency contacts are only alerted if a Safety Trigger is activated and you do not respond to the timed notification checking in on you.

• HASSLE-FREE - Your emergency contacts do not need to download or sign-up to the app in order to receive SOS messages.

Please visit the Becon website for more information:
Updated on
Sep 1, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Photos and videos and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

What's new

Becon 2.0 is here! Amongst an array of improvements and updates we’ve made to the app, Becon users will find key new features providing them with a more intuitive navigational experience, as well as the ability to plan walking journeys ahead of time.

Feature highlights:
- Turn-by-turn directions displayed on screen during a protected journey
- Live map rotation makes navigating safely on foot even easier
- Change your journey origin to check a route and plan your walk at any time