Our approach towards personal safety

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      Personal Safety: More Than Just Walking Down a Dark Alley

      Personal safety is a concern that touches every aspect of our lives. From walking down a dark alley to traveling to a new country or even navigating the complexities of intimidating workplace situations, the feeling of being unsafe can have a profound impact on our mental health and physical wellbeing.

      Existing personal safety solutions are cumbersome and reactive

      Digital solutions have revolutionized numerous industries. In healthcare, personalized medicine, preventative care and AI-powered diagnostics have transformed the way we approach treatment and prevention. This personalized and preventive focus has led to better health outcomes and a higher patient satisfaction overall.

      Personal safety solutions, on the contrary, have remained old-fashioned and cumbersome. Existing solutions such as pepper spray, location tracking features, and reporting mechanisms only address a small aspect of personal safety.

      When it comes to pepper spray, in many cases it is actually not as effective as we have been led to believe. It does not work on everyone. The use of narcotics or a high pain tolerance can all result in pepper spray not being effective. Some people, like law enforcement, are even trained to fight through the effects of the spray. It is also not easy to deploy in stressful situations and only works if the attacker is not wearing glasses or a mask.

      According to a report by TechSafety.org, while location tracking tools can be used to increase safety - to know where your family members are – they also pose risks. Location tracking devices and built-in GPS in cars can all be misused to monitor a person’s location. This information can be dangerous in the hands of abusive partners.

      What is more, location tracking and reporting mechanisms usually only kick into action after the worst has already happened. These solutions focus merely on reaction and entirely forget the aspects of prevention and empowerment. Yet, these are just as if not more important to ensure a person’s safety. It's crucial to address personal safety concerns proactively. We do this by equipping individuals with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to navigate potentially dangerous situations. What we need in this world are personal safety solutions that are proactive, holistic and personalized.

      How Vigilios is approaching personal safety: Our Principles

      Our approach is proactive rather than reactive. We don't just wait for something bad to happen before springing into action. Instead, we provide you, our community, with personalized safety plans tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. These plans include information on safe routes, emergency contacts, and potential risks to be aware of in the respective area or situation you find yourself in. By empowering our users with this knowledge, they are better equipped to make informed decisions about their personal safety.

      We approach personal safety in a holistic way. We believe that personal safety is not just about physical safety, but also includes psychological safety and emotional well-being. That's why we cover a wide range of topics as well as support mechanisms that deal with personal safety from a broad variety of different angles. We look at problems such as when and how to stand up for yourself, verbal self-defense, setting borders, your legal rights and ways to safely remove yourself from an intimidating or threatening situation. Our approach also includes insights in how to stand up for somebody else.

      At Vigilios, we recognize that personal safety requires an approach as unique as the individual. Harnessing the power of technology, we approach your safety personalized. We make use of varied data sources, big data analytics and AI to create a personalized safety experience, tailored to fit your individual circumstances and needs. This approach doesn't compromise your data privacy. We prioritize transparency, implementing robust security measures to ensure your personal information remains secure and private at all times.

      With this unique approach – addressing safety proactively, holistically and personalized – Vigilios is redefining personal safety for the digital age. Stay vigilant. Stay safe.

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    The visionary Founder & CEO of Vigilios, where her extensive research into travel safety over the past two years has positioned her at the forefront of the industry. With a keen eye for innovation, she translates complex safety concepts into practical advice for travelers worldwide.

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