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New Personal Safety Technology Emerges For Cell Phones

Sept. 24, 2010

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A new personal security app for cell phones provides an emergency response at the press of a button. A company called Forsse developed the app. Co-founder of Forsse, Charlie Groves:

One of the advantages of this app is that users build a profile prior to using it, and when an alert is sent, the monitor has a description of the user, along with GPS coordinates. The nearest authorities are then notified with this information.

It's been released on the Android family of phones, and in the coming weeks will be available for blackberry and iphone. Forsse is a sponsor of Girls Fight Back, an organization recently in Waco for a self defense presentation.

After her close friend a sorority mate, Shannon McNamara was murdered, it became clear that Erin Weed, founder and CEO of Girls Fight Back, had a mission. Weed travels across the country with a message of empowerment for women, and she shows women that they already know of and have the tools to defend themselves in a threatening situation. The first line of defense: having a plan.

More information and links to Girls Fight Back, and their free self defense seminar, and Forsses' website at kwbu.org. For KWBU news, I'm Jacqueline Deavenport.

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