Enhancements brought to you by the Mayor of London improve accessibility for users and offer improved support for victims of hate crime.
More reliable evidence
Evidence recorded with the app is more reliable because (a) it is recorded in real time and when the events are fresh in your mind, (b) a data log validating the time, place and file information is stored and corroborated independently, and (c) a copy is kept safe in your private account.
The app was first developed as a means to deter and reduce crime. You can send a crime report and evidence to the police. (In much of the UK, the app links automatically to the right police team.) As well as validating evidence, Self Evident guides users through videoing a witness statement, and locates and dates the incident in a secure and convenient report. By easing the path of victims and witnesses, the app offers a new approach to community safety and police-public engagement.
The app also helps whenever evidence matters. You can use it to notify an insurer about a treasured purchase, to photograph the scene of a car accident, to video the damage a leaking roof is causing, to record the effects of an injury or the progress of recovery, to collect evidence about a dispute, to record a neighborhood noise that disrupts your sleep, or to detail the condition of an apartment as you move in. By independently validating and securing your evidence, the app avoids misunderstandings, dissolves disputes and, where necessary, can help prove a claim.
By simplifying routine tasks, validating evidence and securing reports, the app can save time and money at work. Auditors, campaigners, compliance officers, delivery drivers, inspectors, journalists, lawyers, loss adjusters, meter readers, police officers, regulators safety officials and writ servers are some of the people who can benefit by using Self Evident in their work.
Secure in Your Account
Reports generated through the Self Evident app are secured to the private account you get at when you register the app. This is where you manage your files, keep and validate evidence and track when a report you send is accessed. And if it’s a report to the police, this is where you can give confidential feedback on their response.
Free App, Free Trial, Free Witness Reports
Self Evident is free to download. You can send and secure up to five reports for free during your first four weeks. Witness reports to the police are always free. To find out about other free reports and charges, visit the support URL or your private account.
Witness Confident and Just Evidence
Witness Confident is the registered charity and legal advice centre behind the app's role in cutting crime in Britain. Its sister organization Just Evidence is the social enterprise that delivers the app in other fields around the world.
You type out the details of a report and you can see it on the net by logging in but can't get the file to come through the app. This is supposed to make it easier but it is not!
Another crap app can't even registered got txt my code and won't let me enter it
Total waste of time. Says it installed to my tablet but doesn't exist.
Stops recording the audio the screen goes off. I tried to record abuse I get from my brother and thought I'd finally got something on him when he basically admitted lying about claiming self defence when he attacked me awhile ago. But because the screen had gone off it didn't record anything, what good is that?! He's not going to say anything if there's a big speaker thing with lines going up and down going.. So now I look stupid. Thanks a ton.. Plus it doesn't do video...
Abusing colored people
After seeing many incidents on the short walk to my Son's school, I thought this app would be very useful..... not quite so useful if you can't submit the report! Tapped "send" after reviewing and the little circle span... and span and span and span for at least 10 minutes without sending the report! What use is an app that doesn't do as it should?!?! How can the developers justify the charges to use the app when it's intended use is as a crime reporting tool? Honourable as it may be, no-one is going to pay
A great little app, very handy if you are having any problems or are involved in an accident. The ability to record videos is not present in the app, but you can just link to a video on the device instead. Also the facility to write down events there and then will make any evidence far more credible and accurate. I think every recording device should come with an app like this.
I have updated my phone when I input the data again I am told you details are already registered. How can I retrieve my details without registering as another user? Please advise.
There may be good intentions with this app, however it's not yet ready and fit for public use. I alerted them that the app had no login details for return customers, a basic necessity one would have thought, especially when they promote helping repeat victims, but some time has passed and still not updated. Premature would be the right word to describe the app.
EDIT: upgraded, excellent support to fix the problem, thank-you. Just downloaded the app and it won't complete the registration, keeps coming back with an error code - but I have received a text with an authorisation code that I can't use - very confused.
This app is well explained and simple to use. I've relied on it to a query a parking charge, and have validated photos stored for an insurance claim. I can see it would be really valuable if I were to experience or witness a crime.
Can't even register the app
Seeing this app rated below 3 is out of order for victims and catching criminals
Had a old Motorola 3g, now upgraded to newest model & can't login. Create new account only appears. Not good :-(.
Can not open the app. Waste of time. Removing from my phone. Samsung galaxy note 2
Rubbish why can't I video?? Can only take photos and audio record???
Easy to use, clear and straight forward. I found it very simple to use. Worked on my phone /HTC M8/ immediately, with no problems. Great piece of work .
Couldn't get past the authorisation screen - the code took days to arrive and didn't work when it did. Then I was informed my free trial had finished - I wasn't even aware it was a trial!
I have a Samsung s4 and that doesn't find my location and reading everyones elses and they getting same problem. It cant be everyones phones thats the problem. How can we report something if the app doesnt work.
I can get this app to find my location, even when I input my postcode it just wouldn't search for it
Seeing this app rated below 3 is out of order for victims and catching criminals
Location not working so unable to report incident.
Find my location not working at all on my LG G3.
Hello. I would like to know when you will have this up again as it is urgent? I have many photos to upload from weeks of continous vandalism. Many thanks.
This is an amazing App...great for the society
Seriously, this is very frustrating. Click icon, splash screen then closes.
How on earth can you complain when it won't let you in it????
Got a new phone and i am unable to register this app as it is registered with the old phone. Really frustrating.
Ironically i needed this application to demonstrate the involvement of 4 university students who were very enthusiastic about staying attached to this project but were ultimate strung along for 2 years. My prediction is that without us and what we wanted to contribute, this might never reach its full potential. We wish you and the team every success.
This is an app that deals with the concerns of the police & the public. A public user can be confident that their evidence can be validated & the police can receive easy to access, contemporaneous evidence.
Great app. With this you empower the normal people and incentive them to be aware and in contact with the police. Using technology for a good cause :)
Bet the villains won't like it lol
Ive tried many times to register only to get a error message..
This app is NOT APPROVED for use by the UK Home Office or The Association of Chief Police Officers, users in the UK might find they are not actually reporting their crime.
Can't get beyond the registration stage. Even tried uninstalling and reregistering but shows my email registered to another device. Always am error on my Samsung Galaxy 2. Wouldn't send verification code, no criminals will be caught at this rate. Won't bother anymore.
Nexus 4 keep getting error when trying to register
Failed at the first hurdle with registration. Xperia Z1.
Good customer service. Resolved issues quickly. App seems to work ok now. Not tested all of the functionality yet.
Won't let me in so I'll just say here that I think I found a nazi online. There. Ill give you my number if you want it.
I cannot open this app as it says my email is already registered to another device. I uninstalled the app from my tablet because I wanted to add it to my phone BUT it just won't let me!!!!!!! Grrrrrr Not happy at all. :-(