US firm Lexis Nexis launched a crime alert app for the Apple Watch and iphone which will notify individuals of criminal events around a designated address or geolocation.
The firm said it launched the app, available in the US, because ‘people want to know about the crime in their neighborhoods, near their schools or workplaces and where they travel. And to make law enforcement more transparent.’
“There is little more important to the individual than his or her personal safety unless it is knowing their loved ones are safe. While law enforcement is charged with protecting the public’s safety, it also is responsible for keeping the public informed about how it serves its citizens, including where and how crime is occurring.”
“LexisNexis Risk Solutions has created this app as a public service to citizens, so they may access this critical information and as a service to law enforcement, so they may more effectively share data with their communities,” said , CEO, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “This new app is an exciting innovation which we believe will make a real difference in public safety and can play a role in helping law enforcement agencies across the country to help foster public trust within their communities.”
The solution is designed to bridge the data gap between law enforcement and citizens. It is a free consumer-facing mobile application that encompasses crime-alerting capability on Apple mobile devices.”