VITP is thrilled to see two great local companies, Media One and WEC Network Inc., working together on the launch of an exciting new utility application for smartphones and tablets.

They have called their new product HERO; it is a free utility application that will be available in both the iTunes App Store and Android Markets. Developed locally in Victoria, HERO aims to promote community and provide security to families.

 How does it work? If a child is reported missing, the HERO App instantly alerts HERO app users within a 10-kilometer radius of the incident by receiving a notification on their smartphone and/or tablet. This alert includes a detailed profile of the missing child. If they see the child, the app provides access to the contact information of the Guardians and a direct 911 call button.

Everyone can sign-up to be a HERO. If HERO’s want to add children to the HERO network, they can sign-up for a GUARDIAN membership. By paying a one-time membership fee of $2.99, the GUARDIAN membership allows members to take a photo of the child with their smartphone, complete the child’s profile and the child is registered in HERO’s secure database.

Congratulations Media One and WEC Networks Inc, and thanks for making our community a safer place!