FAQ’s

Q: Why should I have PerpAlert on my phone?

A: If you are ever in a situation where you feel uncomfortable about a stranger approaching you, taking their picture removes their feeling of being anonymous or unidentifiable.

Q: How does it work?

A: Whenever you feel threatened by anyone, simple press the PerpAlert icon on your phone and 3 pictures will immediately be taken.

Q: Where do the pictures go?

A: The photos taken with PerpAlert go into your photo gallery and be automatically sent to up to 3 email addresses you have pre-programmed into your app.

Q: If someone takes my phone, can they erase my photos of them?

A: No. They could erase them from your phone, but the photos send to your emails are untouchable.

Q: How do the PerpAlert photos help catch a criminal?

A: Each photo has the time it was taken, the date, and most importantly, the GPS location where it was taken. If anything happens to you, the authorities have a starting place and an image to help find the perpetrator.

Q: Should the photos be sent to the police?

A: No.  Not all situations escalate into a crime which the police would pursue. Once you get back to your computer, you can chose to erase the photos, or save them in their own folder for awhile.

Q: Who should have PerpAlert on their phone?

A: Really everyone should have PerpAlert on their phone. You never know where you will encounter someone who means you harm. We are all vulnerable to attack.

Q: Can you give me some examples of where I might use PerpAlert?

A: There are many situations that warrant the use of PerpAlert;

• If you are a college student walking across campus at night,

• If you are accepting a drive home from someone you do not know well or at all.

• If you are out for your usual jog at night or walking your dog.

• In mall parking lots or structures.

• Children walking to school or a friend’s house.

• When you see a stranger around a park or school play ground

• At the scene of an auto accident OR a hit and run accident

• If someone tries to carjack you

• You see someone committing a crime (shoplifting, hold-ups, etc.)

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