SafeShowings, an app developed by The FaceSnap, announced the launch of a new partnership with Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS® (R-BAR), a professional trade association for licensed real estate practitioners in the Wyomissing, P.A. area. Membership in the organization is voluntary and consists of both residential and commercial agents, including brokers and industry affiliates. R-BAR’s membership currently consists of more than 1,000 real estate licensees and FaceSnap’s SafeShowings mobile app for REALTOR® safety will be accessible to all members.

Founder, Helen Hudson, a REALTOR® in Charleston, SC experienced a situation that made her fear for her personal safety early in her career. Her mission is to deter criminal behavior against real estate professionals, homeowners, and clients and she started her journey by developing SafeShowings.

SafeShowings is the first proactive tool designed to deter crimes against real estate professionals. In addition to securely recording a facial image, additional features include: a broker dashboard, open house safety, emergency alert, GPS location tracking, and more. According to the National Institute of Justice, “The certainty of being caught is a vastly more powerful deterrent than the punishment.”

Many real estate professionals fear for their safety when they enter a property alone with a stranger. The FaceSnap’s goal is to create the tools that could save lives, while keeping people and properties safe. Real estate professionals and their loved ones feel more secure knowing that SafeShowings will automatically notify emergency contacts with identifying details and geolocation in an emergency.