Becon - Smart Safety Alerts 4+

Protect walks, runs, cycles ‪+‬

Becon Tech Ltd

    • 4.8 • 134 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Becon is the smart safety app that uses technology to privately protect your everyday journeys & activities, including walks, runs, cycles and more.

Quick, simple, and totally private to use, Becon detects when you need assistance automatically. The app will check in on you with a timed notification and only alerts your emergency contacts if no response is received from you by the end of the timer.

Becon doesn’t require you to physically interact with your device to send alerts when needed, so is effective in the case of accidents, assault/attacks, medical emergencies & unexpected events which leave you incapacitated, unconscious or separated from your device.

Tap to activate the app and Becon’s smart safety technology monitors your device until you get where you’re going safely, at which point it turns off automatically.
Becon monitors your journey or activity for unusual changes in the speed, motion, or location of your device, which could signal a potential safety issue:

STOPPED MOVING - If your device stops moving for an unusually long time.

HIGH SPEED - If your device starts moving much faster than expected.

OFF ROUTE - If your device deviates significantly from your intended route.

DISCONNECTED - If Becon loses connection to your device for an extended period.

If an unusual change is detected, then a timed notification will appear on your device checking you are ok. If you do not respond to the check in notification by the end of the timer, then your pre-selected emergency contacts are automatically alerted via SMS, with a message containing your location and the reason for the alert.

Featured by Forbes, Evening Standard, Marie Claire & more, and labelled "the must-download app for late night travel by foot" by the Metro.

Becon is different to any other safety or emergency alert app because it is:

AUTOMATED - you do not have to manually interact with your device to send alerts when in an unsafe moment or in need of assistance.
PRIVATE - there is no need to share your live location with others or notify anyone when using Becon. Emergency contacts are only alerted if a Safety Trigger is
activated, and you do not respond to the timed notification checking in on you.
HASSLE-FREE - Your emergency contacts do not need to download or sign-up to the app to receive alerts.

Walking journeys are protected with Becon’s free plan or you can upgrade to Becon+ to use the app to protect your runs, cycles and a range of other journey types and activities. Becon+ has fully personalisable safety settings and provides you with the option to share journeys with your emergency contacts, as well as live location tracking following an alert.

Visit the Becon website for more information:

What’s New

Version 3.0.3

Improvements & fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Alanb_76 ,

Impressive stuff

Been using this for a while now and impressed with how fast and accurate the safety detection technology is. I tested out all the different triggers when I first got it and they all worked really well. Had a couple of times where I’ve veered off route or stopped a while when walking and the app will notify me to check in within a couple minutes. Easy enough to cancel the timer and say I’m safe but also good to know it works!

drwaradeg ,

Amazing app

I can’t believe something like this easy to use app wasn’t already available. If so, two innocent young women may still be alive.
It’s far superior to anything else already out there and in addition to helping women (or guys) feel safer when walking alone (night or day) it will make these evil predators think twice. I’ve recommended it to pretty much everyone I know (particularly those with teenagers at college/UNI) who have passed it on to others.

Will J Rogers ,

Great concept and well designed !

“I work in graphic design and tech and downloaded this app just to check it out. It’s actually pretty good tbf. UI and UX is very good and easy to use. The functionality of it is impressive. Looks like it’s fairly new so can only imagine this app getting even better. Fair play and well done to the team that developed this, think it will go far. Got my sisters and girlfriend to download it, so, got a thumbs up from me”

App Privacy

The developer, Becon Tech Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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