RED DEER, AB, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Alberta-based SafeTracks GPS
Solutions is introducing a new smartphone app in Canada that is
enhancing personal safety for people when they work alone, walk alone,
travel, ride public transit or jog in the park. Any time you feel
uneasy about your personal safety, the MyForce app is there.
The MyForce app puts improved personal protection directly in your
hands. A single touch connects the user to a live monitoring agent who
listens in to the situation and contacts the appropriate emergency
responders. MyForce is unique in its use of GPS technology to pinpoint
a user's location so that help can get there faster.
"As fall turns into winter and the days get shorter, we go about our
daily routines without the benefit of daylight," points out Bob Aloisio
of SafeTracks. "Even when it's dark we're still coming or going from
work, taking transit or going for a run in the park, MyForce is a tool
that gives increased peace of mind and comfort in the knowledge that
you're not alone."
For Jeff Buziak, father of realtor Lindsay Buziak, personal safety takes
on a whole other level of meaning. In 2008 Jeff's daughter went alone
to meet with a potential homebuyer in Victoria and was brutally
"Whenever I talk to realtors or anyone who works alone, I tell them to
be vigilant about their personal safety," asserts Jeff, "I would do
anything to have had the chance to put a tool like the MyForce app in
my daughter's hand. It might have made all the difference."
MyForce is simple to use. Whenever you're going into a situation that
makes you uneasy, simply launch the app. If help is needed, press the
alert button to immediately connect with the MyForce monitoring centre.
A live operator begins listening to and assessing your situation, and
quickly dispatches the appropriate help.
Another special feature of MyForce is the app's GPS tracking technology.
MyForce delivers continuous GPS tracking so the emergency response team
pinpoints your exact location and you get help faster.
"We're lucky to live in Canada and enjoy relatively low crime
statistics. However, 39% of Canadians report having used a crime
prevention method to protect themselves from becoming a victim of
crime," states Bob. "Vigilance is the key but the MyForce app is a
safety tool that adds another layer of security. MyForce provides users
increased peace of mind and the confidence to get out and keep doing
what they love."
The MyForce app is now available in Canada for android, iPhone and most
Blackberry models. Visit your favourite app store or myforce.ca.
About SafeTracks GPS Solutions
SafeTracks GPS Solutions is leading the evolution of the electronic
monitoring industry in Canada. The SafeTracks team is committed to
utilizing GPS tracking technology to offer a variety of solutions to
enhance personal and public safety. The SafeTracks product line
delivers improved safety and quality of life to a variety of audiences
including children, seniors, domestic violence victims, and employees
who work alone or in high-risk professions.
Image with caption: "At the press of a button, the MyForce app connects the user with a live monitoring centre that dispatches help to your GPS location when warranted. (CNW Group/SafeTracks GPS Solutions)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131105_C4347_PHOTO_EN_32967.jpg
SOURCE: SafeTracks GPS Solutions
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