To provide credible data and build vibrant ecosystems for safe, inclusive and accesible cities.
So why Safetipin? A few reasons.
1. The most obvious is that the Safetipin mobile safety app shows a safety audit score as a “pin” on a map. Since the score is essentially a “safety” score, it is a Safetipin.
2. In India, women have traditionally used the safety pin as a defence against street harassment, stalking harassment and bullying etc., especially in crowded public places. A jab in the flesh with a safety pin is often an effective deterrent to the roving hand.
3. The safety pin is a symbol of something that holds fabric together – stops it from coming apart. Our hope is that our Safetipin plays that role – brings together the fabric of our society.
Safetipin provides information about factors that promote safety for women and other groups, to citizens at large and important urban stakeholders. We give data for safety, inclusivity and mobility based on physical and social infrastructure.
Users can do a Safety Audit to provide a better understanding of their city and add comments too. They can report problems such as poor/no lighting, broken/blocked footpath, open wiring etc. While travelling, they can view Safety Audits to view safe and unsafe locations, and plan their routes accordingly.
Government Service Providers: We provide information to public service providers with access to information from the data collected such as non-functioning streetlights, broken or unpaved walkpaths, poor accessiblity to public transport and unsafe areas, to help them improve the safety of the area.
NGOs: The My Safetipin mobile safety app can be used as a tool by NGOs and others working at the grassroots level in lower income areas for advocacy and more detail to address the issues of safety.
Corporations: Companies can use Safetipin to extend safety outside the workplace, by providing information and recommendations to employees on transport, places to stay and even planning routes based on employee locations with the help of our GIS service. Further employees can use the Tracking feature in our app to let others know of their location and possible dangers.
Portals: The Safety Score of places and neighborhoods could be made available to travel or property portals to give users information about the level of safety in and around the areas of the property.