Helping everyone live safer
My name is Darren Boyer, CEO & Founder of Lightcatch. I help homeowners and communities live safer. I got into this after designing and then funding a free crime prevention app called Lightcatch.
Once you see how well Lightcatch works one or two times, you'll probably be like me, and the thousands of others who use it every month. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is no going back to the old way of chat groups, social media sharing, and town halls that people try when crime gets bad.
I still remember the three bikes my little brother had that were stolen before he turned 10 years old. Avery had done everything 'right' in looking after each of them. He once took a brand new bike to school, locked it, and then came out at lunch and it was gone!
Avery never got a 4th bike until twenty years later. It just hurt too much to think about having to go through one more theft.
Speaking with many others who have been victims of crime, I've learned that the emotional scars often last a long time.
It doesn't have to be this way anymore. I know property crime is a solveable problem.
1) Get Lightcatch before a crime happens. It’s a free download designed to be used less than 5 minutes per week. By looking at others alerts, and helping when you can, you will be sending a message crime isn't easy where you live.
2) If you are a theft victim alert the public within 12 hours of the crime. When creating an alert, include a clear description of what to look for, what happened, good images of what was stolen, and be clear the police were contacted.
3) Create alerts on Lightcatch before crime happens. This unlocks the help of the community nearby. and multiplies the results. If your alert gets one or two witnesses that confirm the danger is real, this really helps police decide when to send resources and where to patrol.
Where people did just two of these three simple things in 2021 they got a 52% success rate in recovering stolen items. The communities that did NOT have these things taking place got a 19% success rate.
This was a 273% improvement against the bad guys. This happened in over 4 Cities and 10 Counties, so it can happen anywhere.
The app has some rough edges, but if you want to reduce crime, it will still do the job!
The sad part is, that after years of data and thousands of crimes, we know 80% of crime victims will NOT be able to do steps 2 or 3. Homeowners usually believe they are secure, but hidden failure points keep their security from working like they think it will.
After examining thousands of crimes, I seen a few victims got 500% better outcomes than other homeowners. They had faster recoveries, more arrests, and more criminal convictions. It was amazing how much better the results could be. I learned the justice system wasn't broken, only that most people didn't know how to deliver what the system required.
I then interviewed several security professionals that designed and installed the really effective systems and learned more of their secrets. A clear pattern emerged in our conversations why they did things that way, and it began to make so much sense. They understood property security deeply from their years of experience and they knew where things could go wrong. I knew their experience was right because I had the data from thousands of crimes to prove it.
I took their lessons and built some more technology on top of their secrets so people could also get the benefits from Lightcatch in an effortless way. We call this whole package Crime Blocker.
With Crime Blocker everyone can have the secrets these professionals used to get 500% better results after a crime, no matter where you live.