This App is Designed to Help Swedes to Guard Against Crime

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 8, 2015
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'Trygve' is a crowdsourced security app that helps Swedes guard against crime. In cities and in rural communities, neighbors often come together to try and ward off suspicious activity. This app provides a unique tool for helping local residents identify and prevent potential crimes from occurring in their neighborhood.

Trygve is a mobile application that serves as a cross between a home security system, a neighborhood alert system and a police coordination service. Residents can use the app to notify friends and family if suspicious activity is detected in the neighborhood and in turn, police can get in contact with citizens if crimes have been reported in the area. Residents can even connect the app to their home security system in order to receive safety alerts in real time.

In recent months, Sweden has seen several devastating arson attacks on refugee shelters. As a result, the app is particularly useful for migrants who are looking for a simple way to guard against crime.