Panic button with 24/7 assistance
AfriForum is proud to announce that the current AfriForum 911 emergency services, that we have been offering for many years for free to AfriForum members, have now been expanded to include a free cell phone panic button. Where members until now had to request help in case of emergencies from AfriForum 911, help can be provided quicker simply by pressing a button on your cell phone.
To harness the best available technology, AfriForum decided to offer the emergency button and emergency service in cooperation with a company that has a proven track record: TrackBox Technologies. TrackBox’s current emergency partners include the SAPS’s national and provincial structures, the Hawks, the K9 Unit, 10111 centres, Netcare 911 air and road ambulances, the fire and rescue departments, advanced life support, the Ethekwini Municipality and the City of Cape Town.
What is the AfriForum 911 app?
The AfriForum 911 app is an emergency app that you can download to your smartphone and which turns your cell phone into an emergency panic button. The app connects you directly to any applicable service provider anywhere in South Africa. Through the AfriForum 911 app, service providers can reach you very quickly to provide you and your family with the care you need. TrackBox’s simple interface allows you to report suspicious activities as well as to add GPS-supported alerts from wherever you are: you can be located and helped. Simply put, TrackBox receives important information that addresses your needs in solving the emergency situation. By using your information on TrackBox, the control room can transfer this information to emergency units to enable them to resolve your emergency in the most effective way.
A panic button on your smartphone in case of attacks, hijackings, home burglaries, thefts, fire and medical emergencies;
A Please call me function (a message is sent to the control room, after which the control room will call back within seconds);
Full-time (24/7) emergency assistance, including a 24/7-operated control room connected to emergency services that will react to orders from the control room;*
MyVault, your personal digital document assistant, where your personal details are stored on the smartphone and can be updated, including your address, contact details, email address and next-of-kin.
Voice note recordings that can be sent to the control room in case of emergencies (these are not stored);
Report suspicious vehicles and incidents of hunting with dogs, and receive feedback from the control room; and
Technical support by a person ready to help in case of app failure.
* Does not include free third-party services. Ambulance services are for the user’s account.
AfriForum 911 is also available in a comprehensive version (Premium), which costs only R20 per month. Click here to see a comparison of the free and Premium version.