18.01.24 – Peoplesafe launches enterprise-grade 24/7 travel safety app
Personal safety technology provider, Peoplesafe, has launched Travelsafe, an innovative new app designed to better protect people on the move. Travelsafe combines highly developed technology with a professional emergency response team, who can get police to the scene of an emergency in just 4 minutes to provide protection and support to anyone whenever they travel.
Travelsafe is an effective, instantly rolled-out personal safety solution, enabling users to feel safe whether they’re on public transport, driving, cycling, walking, or taking a taxi. Hybrid employees can feel better protected wherever they work and workers on the move can record their journeys at any time of day.
For a growing number of employees, personal safety is an everyday concern that is not limited to working hours. With 75% of employees worrying about personal safety when travelling for business and 69% concerned about personal safety on the commute, Travelsafe has been designed to offer 24/7 protection and reassurance, whether commuting, travelling for business or socialising with friends and family outside of work hours. Supported by Peoplesafe’s state-of-the-art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC), Travelsafe offers a professional response to incidents around the clock via the ARC’s expertly trained controllers, who can get help in an emergency faster than calling 999.
Similar to a journey planner app, users input their starting point, destination and select how they’re travelling, and Travelsafe will calculate their estimated journey time, setting an automated alarm for their projected arrival. Users also have the option to schedule regular welfare check-ins throughout the journey for added peace of mind. These notifications ask for confirmation that everything is ok and, if at any point, the response is ‘no’, or there’s a repeated failure to respond, an SOS alarm is immediately raised to the ARC.
With all problem-free journeys, the timer is cancelled once the destination is within a certain radius. Should the journey take longer than expected, users are prompted to extend the timer (if safe to do so). In the event that the journey time expires, they fail to reach their destination and there is no response to repeated prompts or calls from the app, an SOS alarm is raised instantly, with real time details of the journey shared to the ARC.
Travelsafe is an affordable and scalable solution for employee safety, empowering staff and making them feel valued, and giving managers peace of mind that their team has arrived safely. The Peoplesafe service operates 24/7, so staff can use Travelsafe in their personal lives at no additional cost to the business.
Naz Dossa, Peoplesafe CEO, comments: “Nearly a third of workers believe their employer could be doing more to protect them. Yet, despite this growing expectation, companies often struggle to know how they can help beyond basic safety compliance. With automated welfare checks and all alarms triaged and handled by Peoplesafe’s in-house ARC, Travelsafe can provide 24/7 protection with zero strain to human resource. And, for the price of a cup of coffee each month, it can be seamlessly implemented at scale and pushed out to any smartphone instantly.”