Personal safety app UrSafe has become the latest member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).
The hands-free security app contains ‘follow me’ and ‘check-in’ features which are voice activated for when users feel it is unsafe to use a phone application.
It also allows the setting of personal safe-words, which will trigger different responses depending on the severity of the situation.
UrSafe includes a number of other features, including SOS alerts to local authorities, navigation to safety checkpoints, and updates for safety contacts.
Anthony Oyogoa, CEO and co-founder of UrSafe, said in a statement: “Technology has revolutionized the world we live in – there is an app for almost everything. But the personal safety space has largely been left untouched by innovators despite the evolving threats many people face every day.
“We created UrSafe to adapt to individuals’ modern safety and security needs regardless of who they are, what they do, or where they live to empower everyone to live a life without fear.”
The ODA’s CEO George Kidd added: “UrSafe are an innovator in this field as part of the community of dating services and technology providers who are committed to making dating a great and safe experience. We welcome advancements in technology which allows users to protect themselves while on a date.”
Visit the UrSafe website here.