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Cartrack Launches Personal Safety App in South Africa


Sept. 28, 2020, 1:50 p.m.

Cartrack, a global mobility solutions and essential safety and security services provider has launched Karu Safety, a rapid response safety app that dispatches emergency security assistance for people in need. Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Zak Calisto says the launch of Karu Safety was a natural evolution for the company.

“We’ve been in the software business for 16 years and consistently introduced ground-breaking innovations that have made significant contributions towards the growth of the industry globally. We have unparalleled experience and insight into the need of people living in South Africa for personal safety. We too are concerned with the growing safety concerns in our communities. We view this new service as our duty to respond to the dire call from the South African people for affordable and accessible safety,” says Calisto.

The Karu Safety app dispatches a rapid response team to the users live location with the tap of a button. Once an emergency is activated, a 24/7 emergency control centre will immediately dispatch a response unit.

Karu Safety is connected to Cartrack’s private security network, supported by its tactical response teams. The interactive app is really easy to use, and available for download from the Android and IOS app stores.

This app is available now to all Gauteng residents, with a rapid roll out to the rest of the country planned. Cartrack customers will receive this service for free, for 12 months, and thereafter will enjoy a subsidised fee of R19.95 per month. The monthly fee for any member of the public that is not yet a Cartrack customer is the most affordable R29.95 per month.

Source: IT News Africa

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