Verisafe supports many organisations and not for profit groups with a personal safety tool for their workers, volunteers and service users. All users need is a smartphone.
Verisafe is a software application that utilises GPS technology and text messaging services. Users can press a ‘Help’ button if they are in trouble, which instantly emails, texts and calls their designated contact person, sending their details and GPS data. There is also an ‘At Risk’ button and automated ‘Home Safe’ checks.
Verisafe works with organisations including Women’s Refuge, Restorative Justice Aotearoa, Victim Support, Sustainability Trust, Wellington Sexual HELP and Wellington Night Shelter. It provides second hand smartphones to organisations in Cambodia, which reduces waste in New Zealand and helps education and safety overseas.