Serve and Protect

A modern solution to personal and community safety.

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Quality features

Safety first, second and third

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Emergency Response

South Africa’s most advanced emergency response network.
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Location Monitoring

Live location monitoring to reach you anywhere in real-time.
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Evidence Collection

We collect data and footage from all incidents as digital evidence.

Our Services

Athena's Emergency Response Service

Instant Response

Instant Response

Our underlying technological infrastructure guarantees a rapid emergency response.
Superior Service

Superior Service

Athena deploys a multinational special operations unit (ARES) composed of members of South African, British, Australian, American, Canadian and possibly other foreign personnel, usually those with previous Special Operations experience.

Our software

With great power comes great security

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Latest Technology

AI and Machine Learning powers our superior service.
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Security on Demand

Request help at any time and on any day of the year.
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Most Wanted

View the most wanted suspects in your area.
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Crime Mapping

Get real-time crime notifications in your neighborhood.
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Hardware Integration

Athena integrates with your home and vehicle security systems.
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Customer Support

Get 24/7 support in the app if you need counselling, legal or medical help.

Our objective

It always seems impossible, until it is done

Borne from the current climate of rampant femicide, gender-based violence, and crime across South Africa, Athena was created to bring a visonary solution and powerful network to tackle a long-standing problem in all of our communities. Our hardware, software and services work together to serve and protect you, your family and friends at all times.



How does it work?



When facing an imminent threat, press the help button on the home page of Athena.


ARES operators nearest to you will receive an alert, and respond to your live location


Athena immediately notifies your family and friends, updating them on your status.


All incident footage is uploaded and stored as digital evidence for future legal use.


Our User Satisfaction

The most affordable security in the world


The most affordable security in the world

Seriously. Your own personal security service at the touch of your fingertips, 10X cheaper than anywhere else.

Subscription Plan

Choose your subscription plan

Answers to your questions

Frequently asked questions

How do I create an account?
Download the Athena app from the App Store or Google Play, then create an account with your email address and mobile phone number. A payment method is also needed before you can request ARES.
Is Athena available in my city?
You can find Athena in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.
How do I request ARES?
When you need help, open the app and request assistance from ARES. Confirm your request by tapping Confirm ARES.
Should you trust the men and women of Athena?
It is the mission of Athena to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence.