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, has now been expanded to include a free cell phone panic button. Where members had to request help in case of emergencies from AfriForum 911 until now, help can be provided quicker simply by pressing a button on your cell phone.
To make use of the best technology available, 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, the Hawks, the K9 Unit, 10111 centres, Netcare 911, ER24 the Fire and Rescue Departments, advanced life support, the Ethekwini Municipality and the City of Cape Town.
What is the AfriForum 911 TrackBox app?
The AfriForum 911 TrackBox 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 provider anywhere in South Africa. Through the AfriForum 911 TrackBox 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 allow them to resolve your emergency in the most effective way.
What free benefits does AfriForum 911 offer you?
A panic button on your smart phone to report the following: attacks, hijackings, home burglaries, thefts, fire, medical emergencies.
Fulltime (24/7) emergency assistance, including a 24/7 operated control room connected to emergency services that will react to orders from the control room.
Voice note recordings in case of emergencies that can be sent to the control room. (These are not stored.)
Ongoing help, with a person ready to help in case of app failure.
A “Please call me” function. A message is sent to the control room, after which the control room will call back within seconds.
“My Vault”, where personal details are stored on the smart phone and can be updated, and include – Personal details, Address, Contact details, Email address, Next-of-kin.
Report the following and receive feedback from the control room regarding – Suspicious persons; Suspicious vehicles; Cases of human trafficking; Incidents of hunting with dogs; Illegal parking (for example unauthorised parking in parking for people with disabilities); and Anonymous tips for crime preventions.
The free NPO membership is limited in several ways, the most prominent of which is that the emergency panic button becomes an automatic call to your selected ERPC or the SAPS, depending on the way your ERPC is set up. Click here for a full list and comparison of services.