As an avid group of mountain biking enthusiasts ourselves, we recognised a need for better personal security and assistance on the trails across the Durbanville area. It has been our experience that too many riders suffer injury and are then unable to call for help, sometimes with serious consequences. Sadly, criminal activity in our area is also on the increase, and many riders have been attacked for wallets, cellphones, and expensive biking equipment.
Sec-U-Med offers local cyclists, runners, or sporting enthusiasts, complete peace of mind in the form of a mobile application which allows you to call on help whilst riding on trails in and around Durbanville. It is the first of its kind in the country and we are proud to have partnered with mySOS and Bassett Burglar Alarms, to bring this revolutionary security product to life.
Sec-U-Med is an easy to use mobile application that covers cyclists, runners and hikers in the Durbanville and Tygerberg mountain trail areas. With our app, cyclists can call on help at any stage during their journey, be it for a mechanical issue, a violent incident, an injury, or a medical emergency. Through advanced GPS tracking, control room monitoring, and a team of trained personnel on location, we are ready to assist you no matter your need!
To bring this concept to life, the team at Sec-U-Med is collaborating with local security hounds, Bassett Burglar Alarms. They have been actively protecting residents in the Northern Suburbs since 1978, through alarm system installations, armed response, and neighbourhood monitoring.
We will be operating our cyclist protection service from their already established and highly advanced control room in Oak Glen, close to Majik Forest. By making use of their operating systems, we will be able to assist cyclists when in need.
On the technical side, we partnered with the team from mySOS, who founded a national emergency services app in 2013 that allows users across South Africa to receive access to their nearest emergency services providers, such as doctors, security, etc. The Sec-U-Med app is embedded in the mySOS app, and once registered for our service, cyclists and runners will be able to activate their GPS tracking when starting on a trail, or to call on help when in distress during their activity.