Making the world a safer place

WeAlert signs partnership with Swiss Re for digitalizing the “neighbourhood watch” in communities

Partnership to jointly develop and market smart home neighbourhood proposition

March 21th – Zurich/ Den Bosch: WeAlert has successfully helped communities to be safer in the Netherlands by connecting neighbours and IoT (alarm) systems. Through a simple app, everyone can communicate with their neighbours in a non-intrusive way to indicate suspicious behaviour or potential threats to the community such as fire, gas leakage or security issues. The Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands and We Alert collaborate closely ensuring quicker reactions. “We want to empower all communities with our app so that everyone can feel safe at home. It is fantastic that both public and private sector can contribute to our common cause”, says Tim von Belkom, co-founder of WeAlert.

Swiss Re, as a risk knowledge expert, is committed to make the world more resilient. Through artificial intelligence, the reinsurer will develop risk models to enable prevention features. Anticipating risk through predictive analytics will increase the communities’ safety. “Neighbours are the frequently the first to notice when something goes wrong, such as smelling smoke, gas, or understanding suspicious behaviour. Through technology, WeAlert empowers community to increase safety and security in their neighbourhood. We are delighted to contribute to taking safety features to the next level” says Cecilia Sevillano, Head Smart Home’s Solutions at Swiss Re.

A couple of pilots in Norwich (UK) and in Manchester (US) will be launched during April as a first step to expand the neighbourhood watch’s collaboration globally.

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WeAlert

WeAlert is the neighbourhood safety app that prevents crime and makes people feel safer in their communities. WeAlert not only helps connecting neighbours, police and municipality, it also unites modern alarm systems and IoT into one safety platform. The app was launched in 2017 in The Netherlands and is used by more than 100,000 citizens, cooperate with Ministry of Justice and Safety and grows 30% per month.