How it works
KOORCA™ is a new smart phone app that you can use in an emergency, or if you think police might need to see what you are seeing. All users can remain anonymous and there is no advertising or ongoing subscription fees.
It solves three problems for our community and is brought to you by the people, for the people.
1. KOORCA™ communicates your exact location and a picture of the scene for 000 emergency operators to initiate a response.
Have you ever called 000 from your mobile phone and had a difficult time explaining the scene and your location?
With KOORCA™, you can call 000 with a single tap on a button. That same tap will automatically pin point your location and send the image in your viewfinder to a database immediately accessible to the emergency operator.
We know a picture is worth 1000 words. With Koorca, we can quickly and accurately impart crucial information about our location and the scene, to the emergency operator.
For example: You might find yourself first at the scene of a serious accident and need to call 000 for help. We don’t always know our exact location. If you use KOORCA™ to call, much of the information required will instantly be available to the operator, including an image stamped with time, date and place,. You will not need to know the exact street address, the operator will already know where you are and will simply confirm your location with you. You can simply remain on the line to assist the operator with any further information they may need. You can even capture further images of the scene if necessary, while you are speaking to them.
Also… if you are travelling internationally and you don’t know the emergency number for that country, don’t worry. KOORCA™ will determine your location and auto fill the emergency number to connect to the hotline for whichever jurisdiction you are in.
2. KOORCA™ instantly sends a photo, stamped with time, date and place, to a secure data base searchable only by police.
Have you ever seen something that just doesn’t seem right and thought that the police might need to see what you are seeing? Have you ever felt threatened by a strange person in a public place?
With KOORCA™, a single tap on the photo button allows you to overtly or covertly capture and send a geo tagged image of anything that might be helpful to police. It’s just like CCTV only it’s in everybody’s pocket and the photo is available immediately to police. It works by assisting police to identify leads in an investigation.
It might be a photo of the number plate of a suspicious car, or people involved in an incident in a public place, or a creepy person or vehicle loitering around schools, or anybody doing something unusual or unsettling. KOORCA™ will file this image for 14 days, just in case it matches a reported crime or 000 emergency call. This will reduce lead times and inform the police investigation and response.
If a vulnerable person feels insecure or at risk of assault, they can snap a photo of the would be assailent and remind them that they have been tagged on KOORCA™ and that their image is inextricably linked to this time, date and place. The threatening person is no longer anonymous and should rethink their agenda. This great risk of being identified will act as a strong deterrent and will prevent many opportunistic crimes ever occurring.
KOORCA™ literally turns A CROOK around.
3. KOORCA™ allows police to send emergency notifications to users in a defined geographic location.
Sometimes the police need to get a message out to people. A broadcast message to all people often falls on deaf ears or is ignored because it is too often not relevant to all. Now police can tailor an immediate emergency message limited to those who are currently in the geographical area where the emergency exists.
This means that if you get an alert on your phone via KOORCA™ then pay attention, because it is relvant to you!
For example, if two young boys have wandered off from their home and their guardian reports them as missing to police, the police now have the option to appeal for public assistance in looking out for the boys. They may choose to send an alert to all KOORCA™ users within a 5 km radius of where the boys were last sighted.
This notification system facilitates the most effective and time and cost efficient means for police to communicate with the community in times of need.
KOORCA™ is for the people, by the people.