Enfield Borough Council has launched a new mobile application to help people in vulnerable situations.
‘Tap-it’, makes it easier to tell people of your location if you are in trouble by using GPS technology.
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), has given £60,000 from the London Crime Prevention Fund towards making the app.
Councillor Richard Livingstone, cabinet member for community safety, said: “These days it seems people have an app for everything....so why not have one for the most important thing of all - ensuring you and your friends are safe.
“Whether you're getting some unwanted attention at a bar, or find yourself in a situation in which you are vulnerable, Tap-it can really help you take control of the situation. Of course, there will be some scenarios when there is no substitute for calling the police, but there will be times when you just need a friend, which is where Tap-it comes in. I would urge everyone to download it for free today."
Cllr Christine Hamilton, cabinet member for community wellbeing and public health, said: “It will revolutionise the way we think about public safety and how we let our friends and family know we are OK and because it is a one touch application it is extremely easy for both young and old to use.”