SA-SOS is a security and paramedic response phone APP for South Africans, and people traveling in the country. The APP is easy to use. It works fast through a network of private security and ambulance partners, SA-SOS provides countrywide cover.
Although there are APPs that allow you to alert pre-selected loved-ones in an emergency, they only serve to tell people that you are in trouble. SA-SOS uses the geo-data on your phone, it works quickly by sending signals to the closest private security response vehicle in your vicinity. This means that right now SA-SOS can be used at any time, from anywhere. Where you may have robust home and office security systems, this APP covers you when you are commuting, traveling, jogging, or taking a holiday out of your province.
SA-SOS uses the latest geo-tagging technology, through TomTom and the SA-SOS network of Private Security and Ambulance service providers are registered and highly trained.
At a small monthly premium, per person, SA-SOS provides security and medical response cover, wherever you are, when you need it most.
According to Statistics-SA, right now crime conditions in South Africa have begun a slow decline since its initial spike in the late 90’s. However, our crime statistics are still high, by worldwide standards, and the rate of decline exhibits a mere 1.4% per year. In reality, this means that although the physical number of criminal incidents have diminished marginally, overall criminal activity is still significantly high.
The concentration of serious crime in South Africa remains high in densely populated cities, focused more intensely in urban, and suburban areas. Although Public Services, in the form of the South African Police Service, and Public Healthcare Emergency Response exists, resources are limited. “High Spike” times of the day and week (for example, Friday nights) result in overburdened public services that are often overwhelmed, slowing response-time.
Right now SA-SOS provides a “safety-net” for users by supplementing these services with fast acting private service-providers. Although private home-security has become a standard feature for many middle-class South African families, SA-SOS seeks to expand that level of security to external, public environments.
The benefits include peace of mind when you, or your loved-ones travel, a lighter load on public services and faster, more effective mitigation of overall criminal activity in cities.
There is a term used by paramedics and doctors… “the golden hour”. It refers to the first hour after a physically traumatic, or possibly fatal injury. The Golder Hour is the time in which the most effective life-saving interventions can be applied. Depending on the severity of the injury, the chances of survival diminish with every minute that passes, becoming more and more unlikely as time passes.
Immediate medical response is absolutely vital in the event of a serious injury, as the timing very often means the difference between life and death. The SA-SOS APP automatically sends private medical response assistance, and your exact location, the moment you press that button.