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.)