Australian Olympic swimming legend Dawn Fraser to support campaign
1 March, 2018 Auckland New Zealand / Sydney Australia – New Zealand technology developer Jupl has partnered with Survivor Watch, Australia, to support victims of domestic violence. Jupl’s solution uses a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch with a built-in discreet alarm, which allows a victim to seek help at the press of a button, alerting a nominated carer to their current situation.
Jupl co-founder and CEO Alan Brannigan says, “Domestic violence is a major problem at all levels of society in both New Zealand and Australia. I am in awe of the work that Sy Laga’aia and Survivor Watch are doing and if Jupl’s technology can offer hope and empowerment to domestic violence victims – or maybe even save someone’s life – then I am inordinately proud that our team can be part of this solution.”
Survivor Watch was Co-Founded by Sy Laga’aia, who is passionate about empowering people to help the deal with situations in which they might otherwise feel helpless. The Survivor Watch series are marketed in Australia to lone workers, the elderly, high-risk environment workers, travellers and individuals that are impacted by domestic violence and bullying.
Laga’aia, a former bodyguard, says he has a natural tendency to protect.
“It’s in my genetic make-up – it’s just how I’m wired. To finally have a tool like this to help support those who suffer from domestic violence is an absolute break-through. Domestic violence statistics are growing rapidly and impact every facet of society, so to be working with Jupl on this project is fantastic – it’s an exciting and very worthwhile opportunity,” says Laga’aia.
The Survivor Watch campaign is unique in that it allows sufferers to be nominated (by a concerned loved one) to receive a watch. In addition, public donations can made on the website to help fund those in need of watch, but who are not in a financial position to afford one. (More information on the campaign is available at www.survivorwatch.com.au
Australian Olympic swimming legend Dawn Fraser has volunteered to be an ambassador for the Survivor Watch campaign. Fraser, who in the past was a victim of domestic violence herself, says she knows how devastating and frightening violence in the home is.
Jupl General Manger in Australia, Gui Feijo added, “The team at Survivor Watch is tackling a very important issue head on. Jupl wants to make a difference in our society and partnering with Sy and his team was a natural fit. We look forward to helping victims of Domestic Violence with this amazing tool.”
Sir Ray Avery, Jupl co-founder and healthcare inventor, says that the Jupl technology is ground-breaking and will impact positively on millions of peoples’ lives.
“The incredible partnership between Jupl, Spark, Samsung and Cisco-Jasper represents unparalleled innovative thinking and provides all our customers with a personal safety net
whether in healthcare or other critical areas such as domestic violence,” with Jupl you are never alone, help is just a fingertip away.” says Avery.