If you live in rural Alberta, chances are you’re concerned about the break-ins and suspicious activity that many communities have experienced. You and your neighbours may also try to keep one another up to date so that you are aware of what is happening in your community. Lightcatch is a free app developed in Grande Prairie that is helping residents feel safer by allowing them to report crimes to their neighbours quickly and easily.
Darren Boyer started Lightcatch as his IT company looked at ways to transition from the oil and gas industry. Darren recognized that he had great staff and wanted to keep them on in the face of a rapidly changing environment. The team brainstormed a number of ideas. They knew there were issues with increased crime in the Grande Prairie area, and they took a leap to test whether it was something they could address.