Two years ago, Hudson was showing a property when a truck drove up into the yard and two people jumped out of the vehicle and onto the porch. She feared for her safety, and the experience led her to develop Safe Showings—an app which takes an image of the customer’s driver’s license, a standard precaution used in apartment showings.

“Just like a doorbell camera or security system, it lets a potential criminal know you’re in control,” Hudson said. “I have an image of your face. It wouldn’t take long to track you down if you harm me or the family that owns the home.” Read more in The Post & Courier.