>> It could be the future of public security. This new mobile phone app called Reporty is being tested in the French Riviera city of Nice. 2,000 people are trying out the service which allows them to record and report crimes to police in a matter of seconds. Geolocating and video streaming allows police to see exactly where someone is and what's happening around them straight away.
And police say that will help them be more efficient at processing huge numbers of calls.>> The point of the app is to help us manage the number of calls we get at the surveillance center. We have to manage 75,000 calls a year. And the difficulty of these calls, often for us, is to figure out the location of the callers in order to send teams to them.
And also to get precise information.>> The city is best known as a sunshine magnet. But it's equipped with more surveillance cameras than any other city in the country. Despite that, Nice was hit by a devastating attack in July of 2016, when an Islamist militant killed more than 80 Bastille Day revellers when he drove a truck down the city's iconic promenade.
Now, local police are hoping Reporty will shut down any further attacks and change the face of crime reporting.