CCTV App Under Development to Monitor Journeys Home
An app that allows women to ask CCTV operators to monitor them as they walk home is being developed in Lincoln.
07:52 12 October 2021
A new app is currently being developed to help improve the safety and security of women who feel vulnerable as they walk home.
The app could be a part of a £400,000 project designed to improve street safety in the wake of a number of attacks on women across the UK. Other measures being considered are providing training for bar and door staff as well as expanding the city's CCTV coverage. The Ask for Angela campaign, which allows women to use a code word to alert people if they feel threatened, will also be re-launched.
The initiative is being set up by Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Marc Jones who described it as "one of the most significant steps ever taken to protect women and girls in Lincoln".
"It is designed to tackle the problem of keeping them safe through education, technology, training, heightened awareness and partnership working and I hope this holistic approach will provide long-lasting solutions," he said.
"This is just one step on a journey towards ensuring women and girls can be and feel safe but I believe it is a very important one."