NEW ORLEANS & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reyets, creators of the smart technology platform that provides users the ability to know their rights, record and livestream high-risk police interactions, today announced at the Collision conference in New Orleans, La. the public beta launch of its mobile app technology. Reyets has developed a first-of-its kind mobile app that provides smart, real-time, generated civil rights information based on a person’s geolocation. This information is paired with advanced video recording features and connects users to a support network of organizations, lawyers and news outlets to help people take action and protect their constitutional rights. The mobile app is available as a public beta for free download on the Reyets website and its leadership team will be showcasing the technology at stand B-107 on the Collision exhibition floor.
Established in the Washington, D.C. area in July of 2017, Reyets’ technology automatically and securely backups up recordings to the users own cloud service and has a unique persistent recording feature that allows continued collection of video and audio evidence, while simultaneously allowing access to a database of answers to civil rights questions to help you take control and safely manage a volatile situation.
The concept for the technology was created in early May 2017 after released footage circulated of Philando Castile’s shooting in June 2017 in Falcon Heights, Minn. Shortly afterward, Reyets was incorporated and the development team began creating the technology to help educate, protect and broadcast unlawful interactions between citizens and law enforcement authorities.
“We are a technology company, but we are also citizens that have seen powerful videos that expose individuals to the harsh realities of unlawful abuse, force and mistreatment. It’s time to do something about it,” said Wa’il Ashshowwaf, co-founder and CEO at Reyets. “People recording these incidents are the starting point to begin a national conversation. By providing live visuals, it allows the most tangible pieces of evidence to showcase the actions taken by both parties.”
According to data provided by the Washington Post, over 340 people have been shot and killed by the police in 2018. Amidst the uncertainties and misinformation about the application of civil and video recording rights in those situations, Reyets offers a streamlined way to report if users rights are violated and provides an organized process built around a smartphone’s camera to allow journalists, citizens and law enforcement officers to do their jobs more effectively, legally and without negative repercussions.
“All Americans need to be informed about how to assert their constitutional rights without escalating a situation or putting themselves at risk,” said Ashshowwaf. “If you don’t know your rights, it’s as if you don’t have any rights.”
Reyets is a smart technology platform focused on social justice and empowerment that provides users the ability to know their rights, record and livestream high-risk police interactions. Recognized as one of Fast Company’s world changing ideas, the company has developed a first-of-its kind mobile app that provides a platform to provide intelligent, real-time, generated civil rights information based on a person’s geolocation and situation. This information is paired with the most advanced video recording features and connects users to a support network of organizations, lawyers and news outlets to help people take action and protect people’s constitutional rights. Reyets is proudly co-founded by three ethnic minorities and created by a team consisting of various minority backgrounds, genders, immigrants and people of color. For more information, visit https://www.reyets.com/ and follow on Twitter at @Reyets.