A phone service to help protect women as they walk home is reportedly being backed by Home Secretary Priti Patel.
The proposed service would allow people to use an app or dial/text 888 to trigger GPS tracking.
It would give an expected journey time, with automatic alerts sent to emergency contacts such as friends and family if the person fails to reach home by the given time.
He hopes it could be up and running by Christmas and indicated it would be available to anyone who felt vulnerable – not just women and girls.
It could also be used for taxi or public transport journeys, while another feature would allow users to send a one touch alert to police.
Mr Jansen said its provisional name is 888 or “walk me home”.
Ms Patel is quoting in the Daily Mail as saying: “This new phone line is exactly the kind of innovative scheme which would be good to get going as soon as we can. I’m now looking at it with my team and liaising with BT.”
A Home Office spokeswoman confirmed they had received a letter from Mr Jansen and would “respond in due course”.
“As set out in our strategy earlier this year, we need a whole of society approach to tackling Violence against Women and Girls and welcome joint working between the private sector and Government,” she added.
It comes as London police chief Cressida Dick announced on Friday the person who will lead an independent review into the Metropolitan Police’s culture and standards.
Baroness Louise Casey of Blackstock will look into the current leadership of the force and its recruitment, vetting and training of officers.
It’s being launched after it emerged Sarah Everard’s killer was allowed to continue working as a police officer despite being suspected of indecent exposure in 2015 and again just a few days before he abducted her.