Safety and security app Namola is now available to all residents of Gauteng. The app uses GPS co-ordinates to map locations in partnership with the Gauteng traffic police control room.
Activating the app in an emergency situation results in a dispatch of the nearest emergency responders to the citizen's GPS coordinates. The system also allows for live tracking of vehicles and alerts to improve accountability and responsiveness.
The app was initially only integrated to the Tshwane metro. Brooklyn SA Police Service was one of the first units to join forces with Namola to implement the technology within the Menlyn Central Park area.