A new app looks set to the change the way cyclists, runners and other sporting enthusiasts approach their training.
Sec-U-Med offers users a dedicated service for mechanical breakdowns, medical emergencies and can even provide help in the event a user is attacked.
Sec-U-Med founder Simon Hough spoke to Kieno Kammies on Monday morning's breakfast show.
At a push of a button, we know where you are and we will send somebody to come and assist.— Simon Hough, Sec-U-Med founder
The app currently covers the Durbanville are, but another 10 trail sites, including Table Mountain, will soon be added to the service.
Hough says as soon the user hits the button, the control room gets notified and help is dispatched immediately.
We don't make calls, we dispatch help immediately. We have 3 e-bikes, 2 motor cycles and 3 vehicles covering the zone. These are armed, medical-trained staff who will come and assist you.— Simon Hough, Sec-U-Med founder
In case of an emergency, user push the Sec-U-Med button on the app or wrist worn device, which sends out an emergency signal.
The service costs R149 per month, more information is available on the website: https://www.secumed.co.za/
To hear more about the app, listen below:
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