Following last month’s incident of a female agent from Calgary being sexually assaulted by a man at an open house, the Alberta Real Estate Association has provided its members with an emergency response app to help keep them safe when they’re working alone, CityNews reports.
Called ‘LifeLine Response,’ the app allows real estate agents to alert their support network or summon emergency responders to their GPS location. Users can also view threat notifications in their area.
With over 10,500 members, the non-profit association is providing a subscription to the LifeLine Response app at no additional cost. “The LifeLine Response app is an important tool in improving Realtor safety,” said association chairwoman Jennifer Gilbert.
“Realtors love helping their clients with the largest and most important purchases of their lives, but the job requires us to sometimes work alone in unfamiliar locations and with relative strangers,” Gilbert said Tuesday.
The LifeLine Response app also offers support for the Apple Watch. You can get more information at this link.