Alert 911 and Five Contacts in an Emergency

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​The Crime Agitator app allows you to instantly, silently alert your community and emergency responders with just a shake of your phone. You can also add and receive notifications about local crimes and suspicious activities.

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Richard Wooten, Creator of App

Crime Agitator, New App By Former Chicago Cop, Takes 911 Calls To The Next Level

Richard Wooten’s new app allows users to contact the authorities — and their loved ones — at the same time.

Written by: Jamie Nesbitt Golden
@thewayoftheid
jamie@blockclubchi.org

CRIME APP DEVELOPED TO PROTECT AND SERVE CHATHAM COMMUNITY

Richard Wooten, a longtime Chatham resident and retired Chicago police officer, has developed a new mobile app that’s free and allows a user to quickly contact 911 and up to five contacts, all at once, during an emergency. Photo credit: By Wendell Hutson

Richard Wooten, Creator of App

OVERVIEW

The Crime Agitator app turns your phone into a panic button that will instantly, silently call, send notifications and SMS your emergency contacts. Now your security company (if they partner with us) can see your exact location in realtime and their nearest available response vehicle will be instantly notified and so can proceed towards you. You can also add and receive alerts of local crimes and suspicious activities in your neighbourhood.

FEATURES

INSTANT

With one-touch on your phone, smart watch or headphones your phone will call and SMS your emergency contacts.

SAFETY

Let your armed response company see your exact location in real time (if they partner with us).

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COMMUNITY

Contribute and receive instant alerts from your local community about suspicious activities, crimes, scams, trends. A lot more structured than WhatsApp chats.

INSTANT

With one-touch on your phone, smart watch or headphones your phone will call and SMS your emergency contacts.

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HOW

Once you have downloaded the free Crime Agitator Panic Button app for Android or Apple there are just a few steps to activate it and start detering crime in your community. This is how simple it is to get started…

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Why does the app require all these permissions?

Some app users are concerned about the number of permissions the app requires, which is especially obvious in Android 6 (Marshmallow). In general, the app only uses additional permissions when the user initiates specific activities where these are required. Here are the specific examples of how it uses the permissions (the terminology might be slightly different between iOS (Apple) and Android:

  • Contacts – When you add emergency contacts, you can select them from your existing contacts.
  • Location – When you activate the panic button or the “Follow Me” button, the app can tell your contacts and security company (if they partner with us) where you are. It is also used when you want to add home location or location of crime alerts.
  • SMS – When you press the panic button it will send an SMS to your emergency contacts showing your location. It will also send SMSes to contacts when you cancel the alert.
  • Phone – To make phone call to your emergency contact when you press the panic button.
  • Photos/Media/Files – So you can add a photo of yourself (at registration) or a crime (when adding an alert). The app never does this in the background – you must initiate this.
  • Microphone – To record audio when you press the “Record Audio” button only.
  • Data – The main way the app uses data is when you press the panic button or follow me button (to send a small data alert to the backend database), at registration and adding crime alerts (to save details to the database), to use the map (e.g. to find your home location or crime locations) or to use the online shop.
  • Identity – So Google Play knows who has downloaded it and so users can access across devices.
  • Device ID and call information – Device ID so we can synchronise your app details if, for example, you delete the app and re-install it.

2. What does the app icon at the top of my screen mean? Is the app using data or GPS in the background?

The app doesn’t use services (such as GPS or data) in the background. It only does so when the app is open and active. The app icon at the top of the screen on Android phones only indicates that the app can use the earphone jack. It has nothing to do with data or GPS. This is a new feature whereby you can activate the panic button by pressing the media button on your earphones.