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Mobile app offers client meeting safety for Realtors

In wake of Florida agent attacks, personal safety app checks in with users to make sure they are safe — and alerts monitors if they are not

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With real estate agents renewing their focus on safety in the field in the wake of two Florida agents being robbed at gunpoint by a man posing as a client, one mobile app offers protection for agents who may be nervous about setting up meetings with strangers. Bmonitored, developed by Orlando area-based Imagination Unlimited, is a personal safety app for anyone who may need to meet with strangers. The app was the idea of John Cassinari, executive producer, and Harry Waltz, president, who have been friends since college and were each looking for self-protection for different reasons. “John is the technical one, and I had the idea,” Waltz said. “At the time, I was selling off pieces and parts of a company, and making a lot of Craigslist deals. "I was meeting with people about whom I had a little information, but not a whole lot," Waltz added. "Craigslist tells you under its safety guidelines to tell someone where you are going, to take your cellphone, etc., but that didn...