Domestic violence is a very serious issue in our world. An app has been created to help people during a domestic violence situation. The name of the app is called SafeTrek.
Zach Winkler, the app’s founder, said that his product is extremely helpful to people and is “amazingly simple.” The app is becoming widely popular throughout Wisconsin and amongst students of UW-Milwaukee. Winkler mentioned that SafeTrek is also being used in states such as Texas.
When a person downloads the app, if they are in a situation that involves domestic violence, an individual can place his or her thumb on the app button until help arrives. It is said that the app can give out pinpoint location that 911 phone calls can’t even get.
When releasing the button, the person must type in a security code, otherwise the police will be informed and dispatch immediately. If a code is typed, it will indicate that the individual is safe from harm.
Winkler said that he has received stories from people with the app who were thankful of it helping them out of potentially dangerous situations.
One story includes a woman from Pasadena, Texas, who wrote to Winkler saying how the app helped her deal with a violent ex-boyfriend. Another story included a man from Wisconsin who downloaded the app so he could feel safer at home and when walking alone.
SafeTrek hopes to be a pioneer for life threatening emergencies such as domestic violence and using is as simple as pushing a button. It is accessible to anybody in the United States, and can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device.