Parachute is for independent individuals who take their security very seriously and are looking for the best their phone can do for them in an emergency
Parachute uses your phone's sensors to continuously record video, audio and location data during an emergency. Your evidence is then saved away from your phone, so it's safe even if your phone is lost, taken or destroyed
Parachute simultaneously texts, calls and emails your emergency contacts and sends them your live video, audio and location. This lets them see exactly what's happening and react accordingly. Parachute shows you the live status of each alert that was sent out so you can see how many texts, emails and phone calls have been successfully received
Parachute is the app that brought livestreaming to emergencies when it launched in 2015. It is the winner of the TechCrunch Discrupt NY 2015 Hackathon and has been featured in the App Store, TechCrunch, Wired, CSI: Cyber, Fox and more
We use Parachute ourselves every single day, and so do our friends and loved ones. We put the same care into Parachute that we expect for ourselves and our families
Parachute is designed to not stop recording until you explicitly end the incident or the battery runs out. Unlike your phone's camera, accidentally touching the screen while recording will not blur the focus or stop recording. Unlike Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Live, the livestream will not fail or lose data if the internet connection goes out. Instead, Parachute will catch up once the connection is back up and not a single frame of video will be lost. All your evidence is securely moved away from your phone so it's kept safe even if your phone is lost, taken or destroyed
Parachute records video discreetly by showing a blacked out screen instead of the video preview during recording. Parachute wipes all traces of evidence from the phone after it is securely moved off the phone so that even if someone gets a hold of the phone and attempts to read its data they will find nothing and will not be able to find your past incidents
Parachute does not badger you with annoying notifications, "helpful" reminders, ads and dirty tricks. We only send a maximum of 4 emails per year to let you know of major updates and you can opt out of these at any time. We make it very easy to cancel your subscription anytime with one touch. Your emergency contacts can immediately view your incident in any browser, without wasting critical time to download an app or set up an account during an emergency. If Parachute crashes during a live emergency, we give you back everything you've paid us in the past year, so we share your pain and pay a high price for our mistakes
Parachute keeps a detailed log of the progress of each automated alert sent out, showing when a text was delivered and when a call was picked up. When an alert fails to deliver, we make that very clear. While the incident is in progress, you can hold down the eye to view a quick summary of the alerts successfully sent out so you know if there are any issues
You can customize Parachute to fit your own needs by using the Emergency Notes to specify instructions to your emergency contacts. With the Phone Alert add-on you can customize the message your emergency contacts will hear when Parachute calls them, so they can hear your voice even if at the time of the incident you are not able to speak. We do not restrict your use of Parachute to a specific use case. You are free to use this in whatever way you see fit. Parachute has been used beyond personal safety to replace home security systems, report human rights abuse, notify of medical episodes and much more
Parachute does not rely on venture capital funding. Our users are our investors. We devote 100% of our time towards pleasing our users, not trying to appease investors at the expense of our users
Anatomy of a Parachute incident
Inspired by real-life events reported by our users
Parachute costs more and does more than any other option out there
From real Parachute users
"Works really well! Maybe TOO well!"
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"This app delivers! This emergency app is the real thing. It's simple to set up and it's thorough"
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"Amazing app. I’ve spent several hours trying to find an app which can live stream audio/video to a secure server to ensure that nothing can prevent the audio/video evidence from disappearing. Finally, here is the solution"
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