Turn your smartphone into a safety device with Hollie Guard, the new app

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.
To find out more and register for an account, visit www.hollieguard.com.
Our expert 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 kate.lovegrove@cripps.co.uk. Kate is an Associate in the family team and is based in our Tunbridge Wells and Kings Hill office.