With the recent increase in violence, the best protection is often the recording capabilities of smartphones. However, using a smartphone to record and to contact help during an emergency is often difficult and cumbersome. An app's ease of use to get help can mean the difference between safety and harm or even death.
When users launch the app, photos are taken immediately and continue every two seconds. Users can then press the action button to record video, which saves to the phone. If necessary, they can press the same action button again to immediately notify their personal contacts through text and email and then can press the action button again to dial 911. Contacts will get a link for the user's location on Google Maps and a link to the video on YouTube. The video is only available via a private link and therefore only available to a user’s connections. This means that even if users’ phones are compromised, they will always have the video available online. ProtectPro saves photos, video, time, date, and GPS location for future reference in the app.
ProtectPro will go a long way to protect against shoplifters, rapists, negligent police officers, and lately, even violent Trump supporters. With ProtectPro everyone has the opportunity to stop criminals in their tracks and potentially save lives in the process.