ICE – In Case of Emergency. In today’s technologically driven world, most everyone has an ICE contact saved in their phone. A recent study shows that there are currently more cellphones worldwide than there are people. This means a LOT of the world’s population is linked up in some way, and tons of them have smartphones. In the current world of smartphones, it seems like there is an app for everything from online gaming to online banking. I am no exception to this. Both myself, and my teenage daughter are linked up and we both have smartphones.
When I was 16, owning a cellphone meant you had a ton of money and carried around something the size of a brick. Today, they are smaller, sleeker and hold more information than a home computer of the 90’s. Also, when I was galavanting around town with my friends, I had to stop at someone’s house or a pay phone to check in with my parents. Today, my daughter can send me a simple text, or I can even use the GPS feature on our phone plan to know where she is.
Bullying and abuse have been age-long problems in our society. With today’s technology, awareness has become more prevalent and helping to deter these situations. With portable cameras, camcorders and cellphones small enough to fit in your pocket, it has helped capture moments and prevent further abuse from happening, but sometimes these photos and videos can get erased, lost or removed.
ICE Blackbox is releasing a new app that will be a new way to defend against attacks from bullies, strangers, rapists and other violent offenders.
A little bit more about the App:
ICE Blackbox will provide anyone the ability to remove the element of anonymity from the attacker. Once launched, the app streams video, audio & GPS information to their secure vault. This evidence is available to the victim and the victim’s ICE contacts (a personal list of In Case of Emergency contacts). It cannot be deleted, this is to protect the victim from being forced to delete the recording.
If the victim feels the attack is imminent, he/she can launch the app point it at the attacker(s) and tell them “I Have You on ICE.” At that point, the attacker(s) have a decision to make. Continue the attack with the knowledge that their face and voice are now on a secure server to be used in a court of law or turn around and walk away.
If the awareness of this app and the movement truly reaches all, this will definitely help deter attackers from completing an attack.
If the attacker decides to continue the attack, the victim can click on the 911 icon and the app will dial 911 and at the same time send a message to your ICE contacts with a link to your video and your exact GPS location.
If this movement spans the globe, it may change the way attackers think about hurting innocent people. This is possible, but we as a human community must come together and make a commitment to use this tool to stop abuse.
I am so pleased I was chosen to share this information with my readers. As a victim of abuse myself, I wish this app was around at that time to help memorialize my attack. I know things would have turned out differently. As a strong advocate against abuse of any kind, I highly recommend anyone that has a smartphone add this app. Helping to spread the word that violence is unacceptable in any form and that the perpetrator or attacker CAN and WILL be caught is a must. Please take a moment to read more about the ICE Blackbox App and help spread the word. You can even sign up to try the Beta version for yourself. Reasonably priced at a one-time price of $4.99, this is a must-have for every smartphone user in your household.
THE BEST PART!!!! ICE BlackBox is now available for FREE download in the App Store, and will be FREE for the next few weeks.
Disclosure: It’s Free At Last received monetary compensation for this post; however, all opinions are completely and 100% my own.