The Mayday Safety app allows users to send and receive emergency alerts to and from those nearby and family members world-wide. As long as there is a cell-phone signal or internet connection, the precise location of the alert and contact information can be shared.
Mayday Safety was designed by, and with the input of, U.S. Special Operations veterans who recognized that some of today’s emergencies resemble more of what is seen on the battlefield than what civilians are used to encountering.
This app is an attempt to bring tools and technology used to track events on the battlefield and put it in the hands of parents, teachers, and individuals looking for a clear method to communicate.
Unfortunately, emergency responders may not know your precise location. Despite what movies show, 911 can often only get a rough area of your location.
There are many stories in the news of people dying because first responders could not find their precise location. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), up to 10,000 lives a year could be saved in America if better emergency location information could be shared.
Also, those nearby you, your family members, and members of your organization (workplace, school, church, etc.) may be in the best position to get help faster.
According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the average school shooting lasts 12.5 minutes while the average police response time is 18 minutes.
Emergencies can bring chaos and confusion. The Mayday Safety app allows for simple and effective communication during emergencies.
Other solutions only send out a one-way alert or work with only one organization. The Mayday Safety app allows for feedback and messaging and can be used with as many organizations as a user chooses.
FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING
Students took to social media to try and communicate while teachers were confused about what was happening and what to do.
With the Mayday Safety app, everyone with the app could have been immediately alerted to lock-down and the school could have sent communications directly to teachers and staff what to do.
And unlike with other methods of alerting to problems (fire alarms, PA systems, texts, etc.), clear feedback can be received by organizations which can then see on a map who is safe and who needs help.
Victims of assault may not know their exact location when an assault occurs and may not be able to make a phone call.
By using the Mayday Safety app, victims can immediately alert those nearby and their family members that help is needed and exactly where they are.
Parents can easily send a “safety check” from the app which will send a notification to their children’s phones. Later, when the child checks in safe, a notification appears on the parents phone.
Also, children may ignore texts or calls. A parent can send out a family-only alert to set off an alarm on everyone’s phone.
Spouses can also know when they need to check their phone during a meeting because it’s an emergency versus ignoring a text to check later.
The Mayday Safety app gives users the ability to manage their safety by crowdsourcing alerts and communication.
DISCLAIMER - THE MAYDAY SAFETY APP IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES.
MASADA DEFENSE, LLC, AND ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, AND PARTNERS, HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE MAYDAY SAFETY APPLICATION. NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE AS TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE APPLICATION NOR THE SAFETY OF ITS USERS.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. You may choose to have Mayday Safety only use your location during an active alert.
Organizations, to include first responder services, interested in going the Mayday Safety system should visit MaydaySafety.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Various bug fixes and enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
An absolute necessity!
This system is incredible - we are a daycare facility and have this app downloaded on all of our phones and iPads in the classrooms. We manage our entire facility on the Mayday Pro dashboard. Being able to send and receive alerts and communicate directly wish our rooms (and see who is safe on a map) is awesome.
No one to contact for help
I was so excited about this app as we need it desperately for our family. The ease of use is fantastic. However, after downloading, getting verified, and adding/accepting the contacts, I noticed that every time I reopen the app, I have to go through the whole verification process before I can even get to the alert button! How does that help anyone in an emergency?
I have searched through everything on the app and the website to find help for this situation to no avail. All I can find are FAQ’s that don’t address this problem, and no way to contact someone for help. I even went to the App Store again to see if I could find a way to contact someone there, but all of the links were bad.
I just don’t understand why someone would create an app to help people, but not provide help when the app goes awry.
Developer Response ,
We are so sorry to hear that you are having troubles! This is very strange and NOT what should be happening.
Have you tried any of the contact methods within the app or on our website? We even have a method to chat with us live in the app (and on our website) and we see no record of you contacting us there nor from the multiple contact forms on our website nor our phone number. Please reach out to us so that we can help you.
Be proactive and own your own safety!
With two teenagers (including one who is headed off to college) this app gives me increased peace of mind and ensures that I don’t have to depend solely on the 911 system.
The ability easily and intuitively check that my family is safe, and to easily and intuitively respond if they are not, is unequaled by any other solution. Thank God this app exists!!
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- Ryan Cleckner
- 52.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Masada Defense, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.