[FW Radar] My Safe Map wants to provide information on the security of a home
Created by Sébastien Chabal, Jean-Pierre Lach and Nawfal Sikal in June 2017, My Safe Map allows to know the security rate of a dwelling or a neighborhood.
More details with Jean-Pierre Lach, co-founder of My Safe Map.
FrenchWeb: What needs does your service meet?
Jean-Pierre Lach, co-founder of My Safe Map: Online booking platforms used for business trips as well as for private trips are growing. However, we have observed that the security dimension of the neighborhoods in which apartments, hotels or restaurants are offered is hardly emphasized, or even absent. And yet, an IFOP survey confirms that it is a primary need of users and major information to which they would like to have access. We therefore decided with Sébastien Chabal, the international Rugby player, and Nawfal Sikal, digital expert, to create this service: My Safe Map.
What is your value proposition?
Our Web and mobile application is therefore a community application that allows, via a world map, to note the level of security felt in places that users know. In his city, his district, his place of work, in France or in the world. Scores from 1 to 5 are associated with one or more major activities linked to the place (shopping, relaxation, outing with friends, lovers, etc.). Thus, before each trip, we obtain information via the application on the safety perception of the community on the place. A filter allows you to query the opinions according to day / night criteria and the type of activity you are looking for. Finally, an online chat system allows sharing between friends or family in real time. And an alert system, in the event of a feeling of major insecurity, to automatically send a notification to people of your choice.
Finally, we list in real time press articles (Le monde, liberation, le Parisien, le Figaro, etc.) which highlight recurring insecurity situations in certain neighborhoods in order to provide access to this information on the map.
Who are the users of your solutions?
Anyone traveling, going out, moving, looking for a restaurant, a hotel can consult the application before their trip and collect the perception of the community before using the online reservation or rental / sales platforms.
Our users are as much invited to share places they like as they are not to recommend unwelcoming neighborhoods.
Our users are also spouses, friends, relatives, who wish to geolocate in real time or be geolocated by the person of their choice in order to ensure through the map the safe routes taken.
What is your development plan?
We are in the process of acquiring more and more data on districts and cities in France, in order to provide ever more precise and quality information. A Big Data approach will allow us to build algorithms and make recommendations according to everyone’s tastes and habits. To recommend routes, places to go out …
We want to establish our service in Europe and the United States within an 18-month horizon. Our model is unique and Cupertino, noticed it by questioning us a lot about our application and its services… We are targeting one million users within 18 months.
What are your challenges?
Here are our different challenges:
- Business: we are entering a phase from the autumn of offering joint services to our data. Reservation, route …
- Financial: we operate in financial autonomy.
- HR: we are looking to strengthen our Big Data teams and aim to recruit 10 engineers and specialists in development and digital marketing.
Who are your competitors?
We have no known competitor. Our model and our offer are unique.
- Founders: Sébastien Chabal, Jean-Pierre Lach and Nawfal Sikal
- Creation date : june 2017
- Fundraising: any
- Seat : Lyon