SafetiPin released a new app – ‘My SafetiPin’ earlier today. This is their third app – after SafetiPin and SafetiPin Track. The app was released during the launch of PVR Nest’s ‘Campus Ambassador Program’ held today at PVR Plaza, Connaught Place.
SafetiPin provides a safety score for public spaces. In NCR, the scores are based on more than 70,000 audits spread across the city.
The ‘My Safetipin’ app will alert a person when she is in a place with a low safety score. She can then ask her friends or family to ‘Stay with Me’. These friends can then track her location. Another feature of ‘My Safetipin’ is the safest route. It shows the safest and alternate routes from one place to another. The person can then follow the route on Google Maps.
Speaking about the app, Kalki Koechlin, Actor, said “A girl should not go anywhere without her ‘My Safetipin’”
Kalpana Viswanath, co-founder Safetipin added “We would like people to make safer decisions. With ‘My SafetiPin’ women and families can now take decisions of where to rent or buy a place to stay with the safety score as an important component.”
The ‘My SafetiPin’ app is free. The safety score information is also provided on the SafetiPin The website, again without charge.
SafetiPin is a technology platform that seeks to use big data to make cities more inclusive, safe and free from violence for women and others. We use apps to collect information and provide a Safety Score that women and men to use to make informed decisions through our apps and our safety score.
We share our data with urban stakeholders such as governments and urban planners. Information provided by us has been used to improve lighting, repair walk paths and for police presence. Safetipin is present 30 cities across 8 countries.