Walkalone is a personal safety app for anyone; woman, man, teen, child or OAP. If you have a mobile phone then you can use the Walkalone safety tool to help protect you if you encounter any kind of danger.
That may sound a bit generic but the fact is we live in a dangerous world. Danger lurks unsuspectingly around every corner, even for those who live relatively fortunate lives.
Peple also unknowingly encounter danger everyday. Perhaps by entering into relationships with others that, somewhere down the line, reveal their 'true' colours. Often such colours turn out to be darker than expected.
Walkalone was created following the tragic case of Sarah Everard who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by serving Met officer Wayne Couzens as she walked home in south London on 3rd March 2021.
Whilst there was understandable national outrage around the case with strong calls for more action to tackle violence against women, we asked ourselves the question 'Is there anything... anything at all that we could do to help stop such a heinous act from ever happening again?'
The growth of You ID Me had been consistent over the previous years. From just one single user in 2016 the number had escalated to over twenty thousand by 2021.
In late 2021 we ran the idea for the Walkalone Personal Safety App by our database of You ID Me users who in the main use the system for medical and child ID and alert purposes. Their response was overwhelmingly supportive for the tool.
Our developer took the brief and began work in early 2022. The rest as they say is history.