This holiday season, Namola is launching Emergency Contacts. This new feature not only sends an emergency request directly to the Namola Response Centre, but also notifies up to 5 of your own pre-selected Emergency Contacts, and keeps them updated as you receive help.
As the holiday season gets underway, the need for a safer South Africa increases everyday, with criminal activity on the rise as South Africans and our visitors travel and relax over this period.
Although emergencies and criminal activities generally increase over the festive season, Namola – the free crime fighting safety app – is dedicated to making this December your safest season yet.
At the press of a button on your GPS enabled smartphone, the Namola Response Centre calls you back and works to connect you to safety, contacting the relevant emergency response providers and assisting you every step of the way.
At the same time, your Emergency Contacts will be alerted about your request. Your family, friends, and even local emergency services like your neighbourhood watch or armed response provider, will be notified of your situation, kept up to date of progress, and will have the ability to respond to the emergency.
Emergency Contacts is just another way Namola is enabling users to take back control in their local communities and #MakeSASafe.
Namola believes that the key to a sustainable and free crime fighting system in South Africa lies in communities being empowered to unite against crime. Emergency Contacts is the next step forward in evolving already in place social and community groups into enabled emergency support mechanisms.