Sfara, a mobile safety solutions company, today announced the launch of
"Sfara Guardian," a first-of-its-kind solution that provides always-on,
always-present security - protecting the user in a complete sphere of
safety, no matter where they go or how they get there. Guardian employs
machine learning and data science technology in a mobile app that
connects users 24/7 to dedicated Emergency Managers who will guide the
individual through virtually any emergency situation - whether urgent,
or less critical.
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Through a patented algorithm, Guardian will detect when a user needs
help and connect them to an Emergency Manager immediately - dramatically
increasing both the speed and accuracy at which they receive support. In
addition to working with first responders to deliver crucial real-time
data for rescues, Guardian's Emergency Managers can identify and provide
real-time directions to local medical centers, stay on the line until
the user feels safe, dispatch non-emergency support services like
roadside - and more.
Activating a call to a Guardian Emergency Manager is as simple and
discreet as a tap. By triple-tapping their phone, users will be
immediately connected to their Emergency Manager who will assess the
situation and dispatch help directly to their location. If a user is in
a situation where they can't, or don't feel comfortable answering the
call, help will be dispatched automatically. In addition, users can set
a check-point timer which will trigger an emergency call if the user
doesn't check-in before the timer runs out. Users can also simply press
the red "SOS (News - Alert)" button on the app's interface to get help.
Guardian also offers automatic crash detection for any vehicle. The
app's algorithm, which analyzes a range of mobile sensors in real-time,
can detect the instant a crash has occurred and will trigger an
emergency center call. If the user doesn't answer, an Emergency Manager
will again send help to their exact location, instantly. When in a
non-critical vehicle incident, such as a flat tire, Guardian users will
be sent a vetted, dedicated service provider which they can track on
their phone like popular ride-sharing apps.
"Technology has disrupted the way we live, think and move. But one thing
that has, and will always remain the same is our need to be safe, secure
and protected," said Erik Goldman, CEO of Sfara. "Sfara Guardian does
just that. It delivers modern protection for our new way of living by
surrounding the user in a complete sphere of safety. No matter where you
go, or how you get there, whether in your car, taking a ride-share,
spending a day at the beach, or exploring a new part of town, you will
have access to help that is immediate and intuitive. Our goal is to make
the world safer, save lives and inspie everyone to feel more confident
while moving through this mobile-first world."
"We are incredibly proud of our new solution Sfara Guardian, but more
importantly humbled by the opportunity to apply our telematics and
safety expertise in such a way that will dramatically impact the lives
of so many people," said Sascha Simon, President and CTO of Sfara.
"We've built, tested and pushed our technology further to deliver a
service that does truly remarkable things. It keeps you, and your loved
ones, safe - no matter where you go or how you get there."
Whether at home, in your car or anywhere in between, Guardian has the
user protected in a complete sphere of safety. Emergency Managers are
safety advocates, connecting local emergency responders to the
individual in need to make the experience more intuitive and reliable.
Guardian can deliver more accurate geolocation information, provide
available medical details, and stay on the line with the person in need
until the rescue is made. As a result, responders can access individuals
faster and more intelligently.
The app, currently available for download on the iOS
Play stores, delivers comprehensive protection that is always-on,
and always ready - ensuring the user is safe, no matter their location.
Sfara Guardian's sphere of safety includes the following set of features:
By simply triple-tapping their phone in check-point mode, a user can
contact an Emergency Manager. The user can request that help be sent to
their location, receive live directions to a local hospital or care
center, or simply talk with an Emergency Manager until they've reached a
comfortable location and feel safe. When engaged in a planned activity -
such as walking the dog or meeting with someone new - the user can
activate a check-point timer. When the timer ends and the user hasn't
checked-in, an Emergency Manager will reach out to confirm their safety
or send help automatically if the user doesn't answer. At any time,
users also have instant one-touch access to their Emergency Manager
through the red "SOS" button on the app's interface.
Guardian is equipped with a patented algorithm that combines sensor
fusion and machine learning technologies to turn real-time vehicle data
- such as sudden deceleration - into critical insight that can be used
to understand what happened during the drive and when an accident has
occurred. The app is built to OEM standards, and in many cases, offers
better predictive technology compared to existing aftermarket and
embedded solutions. The moment a crash is detected, an Emergency Manager
will call the user to understand what type of help is required. If they
don't answer, the manager will liaise with local emergency services to
send immediate aid.
Through a partnership with leading modern roadside provider Urgent.ly,
Guardian users have access to dedicated, on-demand roadside services
right through the Guardian interface. Unlike traditional services that
stack their in-bound roadside requests, the instant a user reaches out
for roadside support, a dedicated service provider is immediately
dispatched to their location, without combining requests or adding
additional service stops. In addition, the user can track and contact
their tow or service truck in real-time on their app - just like popular
ride-sharing services. As a result, there's no guesswork - and users are
back on the road faster.
Guardian is currently available for download on the iOS and Google (News - Alert) Play
stores for $5 per month - far less than subscriptions to similar, yet
more limited, vehicle and roadside services, that don't also provide
complete personal safety protection. While users can pay monthly, the
annual subscription includes four free roadside services for virtually
any kind of incident - from dead batteries and empty gas tanks, to full
tows and lock-out assistance.
For more information and a demo on Sfara Guardian, visit Sfara.com.
Sfara is a mobile safety solutions company driven to make the way we
live, work and move more intuitive and secure. At Sfara, we have put
together a best-in-class leadership team with deep, diverse experience
in industries including mobile, automotive, communications and
artificial intelligence. The team has built, launched and operated
Fortune 500 telematics and life safety programs across three continents,
with more than 150 billion miles driven - in total, supporting over
100,000 individual emergency situations. With that collective
experience, Sfara offers highly advanced analytics and safety services
for its business clients, while delivering the only complete, always-on
personal safety solution for consumers.
About Sfara Guardian
Sfara Guardian is the safety solution for the mobile-first world.
Whether driving your car, riding in a taxi, jogging through the park or
exploring someplace new, Guardian is always with you - protecting your
every move with trained responders ready to help in any situation. From
coordinating with local emergency resources on your behalf, dispatching
a roadside crew you can track, or simply staying on the line until you
feel safe - Guardian is a portable protector that is always on, always
present and always ready to help.
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