Spotlight on Rape

A device on your wrist that sends out alert when you're in danger

The Guardian is a safety device which allows a person to signal an immediate alert, through GPS technology, when in danger.

702's John Robbie spoke to creator of AllSafe Personal safety device, Rowan Spazzoli, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

We thought to ourselves that has to be a tech solution to preotect people better and to get alerts out to help them when they are in danger.

Rowan Spazzoli, creator of AllSafe personal safety device

There are existing apps that you can download, but they aren't quick enough. You wear the device on your wrist, links to your phone via bluetooth

Rowan Spazzoli, creator of AllSafe personal safety device

When you press the device, it sends an alert through your phone with your gps location to police, to friends and family, and to people nearby who have the app.

Rowan Spazzoli, creator of AllSafe personal safety device

Spazzoli has started a crowd-funding campaign to bring their idea to life on Thundafund (https://beta.thundafund.com/project/theguardian/). Below are their details to get in touch with them on various platforms: Webiste: wwe.allsafe.co.za Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllSafeSA Twitter: @AllSafeSA

In order to produce the device in South Africa, we need R500 000 in funding. We don't have enough funds to patent it and we don't have enough funds to keep it going.

Rowan Spazzoli, creator of AllSafe personal safety device
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