Grandview Tech develops security alerting app, ‘GuardWatch’
In the face of rising insecurity in Nigeria and all over the world, Grandview Technologies Limited has deployed cutting-edge technology to develop an app that leverages community effort to boost security.
GuardWatch is an easy-to-use location-service app that allows users to share live location notifications which immediately trigger an SOS in emergency situations.
Distress information is shared quickly between emergency contacts while providing the precise location of the person in distress to the pre-selected emergency contacts.
Speaking on the innovative app product, Phranklin Alli, head, digital marketing, noted that given the myriad of security challenges that limit the response time to incidents from the police, it is globally evident that community efforts have yielded more results when collectively involved.
According to him, security is everyone’s responsibility and the speed of response is sometimes the difference between life and death.
He described the product from Grandview Technologies Limited, a software development company that specialises in the development and deployment of web and mobile technology solutions, as a location-based app that allows users to make distress calls to pre-listed emergency contacts, aka ‘GuardWatchers’.
“GuardWatch is a security app that encourages and solicits community action when emergencies are triggered. We believe in being your neighbour’s keeper,” Alli said.
“By using GPS and tag location on the map, we are able to provide accurate coordinates to locations of distress. You can even take advantage of recording a voice note, video or even take a photo to be shared with emergency contacts or in a group chat all within the app,” he explained.
Features of GuardWatch App, he said, include geo-tagging houses and assets, tagging security personnel to property or location, alerting neighbours using the app of incidents occurring around them within a 200 metres radius, in-App group chat, multimedia messaging, among others.