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WanderSafe is a handheld device, which pairs with a free app and aims to provide awareness and information about the safety of an area and the equipment to help protect yourself if something did happen.
Since its launch, WanderSafe's SOS beacon has been activated 800 times to thwart attacks, each of which could potentially be a crisis averted.
"This is a powerful statistic for our team. This means we are doing our job, and will ultimately lead to a reduction in the number of assaults," founder Stephenie Rodriguez says.