Crowdsourcing and emergency apps

Real-time crowdsourcing of data on crime (incidence, degree and nature) helps create large databases that can be used to identify areas meriting greater security. For instance, citizens can access apps that allow them to send an alert or request assistance during emergency situations. The app can automatically detect the person’s location and could trigger audio or video recordings to better track the situation on the ground. The app notifies the nearest safety guard, police officers or stations, and/or medical personnel to provide immediate assistance.

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