This week marks Domestic Violence Awareness Week, which seeks to raise
awareness of and eliminate violence against women and men.
In order to keep people safe using modern technology, a new app has
been launched by the parents of Hollie Gazzard, the young woman from Gloucester
who was tragically murdered by her boyfriend in February 2014.
‘Hollie Guard’, which is available for download for iPhone, Android and
Windows users, effectively turns your smartphone into a personal safety device
at the touch of a button. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, are being
stalked or find yourself in danger, you can simply shake your phone or tap the
screen to generate one of three alerts (Personal, Stealth and Deterrent), which
will be sent to your named emergency contacts. The app also has other useful
functions including real-time GPS tracking, the recording of audio and video
evidence and meeting and travel safety alerts.
family solicitors based in Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill are experienced
in advising clients about domestic violence issues. If
you have any questions, you can contact Kate Lovegrove direct on 01892 506 205
or 01732 224 025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate is an Associate in the family team and is based in our Tunbridge Wells and
Kings Hill office.