Welcome!

News Feed Item

Safety is in your hand. bSafe app lets you build social safety networks to stay safer.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- bSafe has already saved lives and prevented attacks. Today the personal safety app re-launches with an all-free offering making premium features previously offered at $20/yr free for all.

The bSafe personal safety app launched fall of 2011, and quickly became one the most downloaded safety apps on both iPhone and Android. Starting today bSafe will be made free to everyone. The new interactive interface now enables users to build their own social personal safety networks with selected friends and family, share live locations and help increase each other's safety by the use of features such as Follow Me, I'm Here and the Guardian Alert in case of emergency.

Safety Is A Global Concern

"Personal safety is a concern everywhere," says Silje Vallestad, founder and Chief Safety Officer in bSafe. "Everyday there are stories about sexual assaults and attacks, and especially women are expressing concern about their own safety. There have been horrible crimes reported in all corners of the world, and this is affecting how we live, think and act."

Pepper Sprays and other traditional personal safety tools are fast becoming lifestyles accessories. Mace® Security International recently reported that consumer sales of pepper guns and defense sprays grew 63 percent in 2013 (http://prn.to/1ePqYjL).

"bSafe represent the new world of safety tools," explains Vallestad. "By installing an app on your smartphone and setting up your personal safety network, you increase your personal safety. It's fast, free and easy, and with bSafe you have the ultimate safety tool with you wherever you go!"

Hollywood celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith recently invested in bSafe after her daughter Willow started using the app. She quickly realized the impact bSafe could have through not only keeping young people safe, but all people. "Who would have thought that a tiny device like the mobile phone we all carry can be used as a weapon," Jada says. "bSafe is an innovative safety service that can easily be used by anyone. Users can ask for help, provide important information about their location and preserve evidence through video recordings with one click on their mobile phone. Everyone needs a service like this."

The Ultimate Safety Tool

bSafe is not only a service for women. It's a service developed for everyone. "Parents are always concerned about the safety of their own children - no matter how old they are - and at some point they start worrying about the safety of their own parents. Even if men tend to be less worried than women about attacks, many worry about accidents when biking alone, and some have health issues. Lone workers often feel vulnerable in certain work situations, and companies are concerned about the safety of their employees - both on and off work hours. bSafe works in all these situations, and with the new social safety network it even helps people stay more social," says Vallestad.

When developing bSafe founder Silje Vallestad set out to develop the ultimate safety tool for both emergency situations and everyday safety. bSafe offers both an advanced safety alarm that sets off a siren, gathers evidence with video recording, broadcasts location and notifies people immediately with the touch of one button, as well as a full range of everyday safety services useful for a night out, jogging alone or simply keeping your closest ones informed of your whereabouts.

More information:

Silje Vallestad (founder), E: [email protected], M: +1 650 474 9447
Nicklas Jonsson (CEO): E: [email protected], M: +1 425 591 2210

About Bipper

Bipper was founded in 2008 by Silje Vallestad with the mission of giving people peace of mind by transforming mobile phones into safety devices.

To build the company internationally, Vallestad relocated with her family to Silicon Valley Summer 2012. Shortly thereafter, she was approached by Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith, who has since been involved as an investor and ambassador for bSafe.

Founder Silje Vallestad was recently honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and made the Top 20 Nordic Business Thinkers list for 2014.

Related Links
PressKit
Homepage
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Install

 

bSafe represents the new world of safety tools. By installing a free app on your smartphone and setting up your personal safety network, you increase your own personal safety. bSafe puts your safety in your hands! It's fast, free and easy, and with bSafe you have the ultimate safety tool with you wherever you go. "Everyone needs a service like this," states Hollywood celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith. www.getbsafe.com/u/?sd

 

Video with caption: "bSafe represents the new world of safety tools. By installing a free app on your smartphone and setting up your personal safety network, you increase your own personal safety. bSafe puts your safety in your hands! It's fast, free and easy, and with bSafe you have the ultimate safety tool with you wherever you go. "Everyone needs a service like this," states Hollywood celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith. www.getbsafe.com/u/?sd" Video available at: http://youtu.be/wA7MgBOeNNA

Image with caption: "bSafe represents the new world of safety tools. By installing a free app on your smartphone and setting up your personal safety network, you increase your own personal safety. bSafe puts your safety in your hands! It's fast, free and easy, and with bSafe you have the ultimate safety tool with you wherever you go. "Everyone needs a service like this," states Hollywood celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith. www.getbsafe.com/u/?sd" Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140124/PH52143

PDF available at: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/ENR/FX-PH52143-20140124-3.pdf

SOURCE bSafe

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, will discuss how they bu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera offers a radically new approach to data management, where innovative software makes data infrastructure invisible, elastic and able to perform at the highest level. It eliminates hardware lock-in and gives IT organizations the choice to source x86 server nodes, with business model option...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will discuss how from store operations...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, will discuss some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he’ll go over some of the best practices for structured team migrat...
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, Oct 31-Nov 2, will find fresh new content in a new track called Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation.
SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp emp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data a...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley which will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is at the intersection of technology and business-optimizing tools, organizations and processes to bring measurable improvements in productivity and profitability," said Aruna Ravichandran, vice president, DevOps product and solutions marketing...
The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making r...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
As people view cloud as a preferred option to build IT systems, the size of the cloud-based system is getting bigger and more complex. As the system gets bigger, more people need to collaborate from design to management. As more people collaborate to create a bigger system, the need for a systematic approach to automate the process is required. Just as in software, cloud now needs DevOps. In this session, the audience can see how people can solve this issue with a visual model. Visual models ha...
Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it’s becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. Thi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere Systems was created by file systems experts determined to reinvent storage by changing the way enterprises thought about and bought storage resources. With decades of experience behind the company’s founders, Avere got its ...