MapmyIndia has launhed SafeMate, which is a personal safety device and ideally suitable for women, children and elderly people. SafeMate is small, lightweight and portable – the size of a matchbox – and can easily be tucked in a school bag, purse or pocket. It has built-in GPS and Internet connectivity and continuously transmits the live location of your loved ones to your mobile phone and computer so that you can track them.
In case of an emergency, the person who is carrying SafeMate can instantly press the large and easily accessible SOS button, which will send email and SMS alerts to the designated people so that they can help or organize help from emergency services. You can even see their location on extremely detailed house-level maps from MapmyIndia, and get directions to them. You can determine the safety of your loved ones simply by downloading and logging in to the ‘SafeMate’ companion app by MapmyIndia, available on Google Play Store for Android users, Apple App Store for iOS users, and http://safemate.mapmyindia.com for web browser users.
According to the company, the SafeMate device with companion app, a first of its kind in India, is ideally suited as a personal safety product compared to other safety apps currently available. Those safety apps, which need and use the mobile phone’s GPS continuously, tend to drain the battery of the user’s mobile phone instantly and require the user to carry a mobile phone with them continuously. For example, many schools don’t allow phones inside, rendering those apps useless. On the other hand, SafeMate does not require the user to carry and pair an accompanying mobile phone and its battery lasts 3-4 days, after which it can be charged in just a couple of hours. Most importantly, the dedicated SafeMate’s large SOS button is easily accessible and instantly clickable – this is critically helpful in emergencies. Other apps require the phone to be unlocked, app to be opened and then SOS button to be pressed.
SafeMate device is priced Rs. 6,990, which includes for FREE Rs 3600 worth of the first year’s SIM card connectivity charges and service subscription fees. It is available exclusively on Flipkrt.com and Flipkart app.