Write an iPhone application
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Create an app for iOS that will assist individuals in communicating emergencies involving crime among the group.
By my explaining what problem exists that prompted me to envision this APP and work and spend money to bring it to fruition, perhaps you will understand better how the APP needs to function and you can add functionality and suggestions.
In my community, for years 14 -16 year olds burglarize homes during school hours while homeowners are at work. Homeowner alarms are triggered and the central station calls the homeowner who often is at work and then calls the police. Since there is generally no proof that there is an actual burglary in process as opposed to a false alarm, the police respond in a low priority fashion and it often takes 1-3 hours. If it is an actual burglary in process and the police are aware of this because an alarm system includes cameras or a homeowner is in the house or a neighbor witnesses the break in and calls the police, the police generally respond in 1 - 5 minutes. As you can image, if it takes the police an hour to respond, the burglar is long gone and so are the homeowner’s valuables.
Homeowners that can afford it have impact windows, cameras or dogs, but most neighbors cannot afford those items.
The idea of this APP is for each homeowner to enter the names and cell numbers of a few of their neighbors, friends and family that should be contacted in the event their burglar alarm is triggered. Additionally 300 - 400 neighbors in our community will hopefully sign up to be part of a group that will be notified if there is a home alarm tripped in the community. Then if there is a home alarm triggered and the homeowner gets the message that their home alarm was triggered and presses the APP button “Home Alarm Triggered” and presses the button for the APP to notify Individuals and Groups, then the APP will send a security alert to the Individuals the homeowner preset and the group or groups the homeowner designated that there was a home alarm tripped and the APP will give the homeowner’s name and address automatically since it will have been preset in the homeowner’s APP. Hopefully at least one person will be nearby in the event the homeowner is not and they could see if there is any unusual activity in or around the home. Example Get away cars, kids with a pillow case filled with valuables, kids walking in and out of the home, a kicked-in door or a broken window. All could be observed without the person putting himself in danger. If anything suspicious is observed, the responder will immediately call the police. The police will then respond immediately. Responders will also be able to write down tag numbers and take pictures of people in the area and send the pictures and messages as to what they see. This system should make it more difficult for burglars to operate in the area.
Most APPs just have a panic button that just calls the police. That is good for robberies or when a person feels unsafe but it does not help with burglaries. Therefore, the need for this APP.
Though burglaries are the main impetus for the APP since it is being developed, it needs to also assist those who feel vulnerable rather than wait for them to be attacked and to assist those that were attacked. There is also a button for “Other” which may be used to add an office alarm, second home alarm, report a fire or report suspicious people in the community and ask neighbors to be vigilant or to see where they are going until the police arrive.
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