CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 27, 2012) -
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- HERO is a new mobile network for Iphone and Android devices that allows parents or guardians to activate an alert if their child is lost or goes missing.
- Parents create a secure profile of their child including picture and vital statistics, and upload it online and on their smart phone. All information is protected through a combination of secure connections, encrypted file names and other network security forms.
- If a child goes missing, HERO uses geo-location technology to send an alert to other HEROES (subscribers) within a 10 km radius, alerting hundreds and even thousands of HEROES in the immediate vicinity. At any time, users can also call 911.
- HEROES can reply to an alert with relevant information and once the missing child is located, the alert is deactivated.
- The HERO Network is about parents helping parents, and communities uniting to help keep children safe.
- The HERO app is available on Apple Itunes and Goggle Play Stores under « getheroapp » for free. To upload a secure child profile, there is a onetime fee of $3.99 to purchase the in-app Guardian download.
"At HERO, our conviction is to reunite children with their families. We aim to raise awareness and to educate both children and guardians on the topic of child safety. Our goal is to eliminate a predator's time to isolate a child and to reduce the number of children who go missing annually. It is also about parents helping parents, and communities uniting to keep children safe. HERO is dedicated to donate a portion of their profits to local children's organizations," says Thomas Okuszko, Founder and CEO, WEC Network Inc.
Photos- Hero App Screen Shot
Willing Empowered Community (WEC) Network Inc. is a Victoria-based company building a socially conscious network of goodwill. Founded by a father along with the evolution of technology, we enable any community to unite during a distress. We are a Canadian company, a North American idea, with a Global purpose.
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