SafetiPin collects data about the situation of public places in the city on a set of nine parameters - lighting, openness, visibility, security and other factors. This data is collected after dark through camera phones mounted inside cars which take photographs of the city at regular intervals. The photographs are then codified on the above mentioned of parameters. Once these are codified into audits, the data is available both for the public and for planners and other specific urban stakeholders.
This data is available in multiple forms including maps, reports, csv files which can support urban stakeholders to take important urban planning and monitoring decisions, including deployment of limited resources for lighting, security, CCTVs, public transport at night. Data that has been collected in Delhi is currently being used by the Delhi Police and the Public Works Department to specifically see which areas are dark, unsafe and need to be improved. The data has also been used to measure the safety score of bus stops and bus terminals in the city. In Bogota, the Municipal Secretary of Women is using the data to identify which areas of the city are unsafe and in Nairobi, the City County will be using the data for similar purposes. In Jakarta, the local government is using SafetiPin as a way to get feedback from citizens about their concerns in the city.
Further SafetiPin can also be used to measure the impact of interventions and initiatives. After a city implements certain changes to improve the safety situation in an area, audits can be done again to measure change and its impact.
SafetiPin can be used in any city around the world. Join cities like New Delhi, Jakarta, Bogota and Nairobi in using SafetiPin data to build safer and smarter cities.