Mobile Application  

 Safeguard HK, Security Bureau Mobile App

The public can download the Security Bureau Mobile App, "Safeguard HK", from Google Play and Apple App Store for free.

This App is a one-stop platform providing useful information on safeguarding life and property in daily lives and while travelling, including:

• instant updates of Outbound Travel Alerts;
• commonly used travel phrases and vocabularies in 20 languages (with auto speech function) that cover daily life and emergency situations to facilitate users' communication with locals during travel;
• contact information of Chinese Embassies and Consulates;
• Hiker Tracking Service: Hikers may switch on this function and register with the mobile phone number. This will enable the app to temporarily record and track the user's location using GPS for the next 24 hours. Should there be any accident during the hike, the emergency rescue parties can locate the user with the registered mobile phone number to facilitate rescue operation1;
• “My Hiking Journal” provides information and maps of hiking trails in Hong Kong. With this feature, users' hiking routes could be shown on the map in real time. It also enables users to record their speed, distance, steps and duration during the hike. For users’ safety, this feature also alerts users when they deviate from the hiking trails;
• push notifications on Outbound Travel Alert, specific traffic arrangement, weather warning and emergency alert;
• information on controlled and prohibited articles for export and import;
• land boundary control points waiting time;
• SOS tools which include "Safety Check", SOS whistle and SOS flashlight;
• real time weather information;
• location of nearby police stations, accident & emergency departments, general out-patient clinics, country park first aid stations and help stations for emergencies; and
• "SB Journal" for sharing the stories and highlights of the disciplined forces.

The App supports English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. Please download the App at Google Play or Apple App Store.

The system requirements of "Safeguard HK" mobile application are -
System : Android 4.4 or above, iOS 9.0 or above
Network : Internet access through WiFi or mobile data network
Language : English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

1 Hiker Tracking Service is developed and owned by the Communications Association of Hong Kong.

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