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Published June 21, 2012, 05:32 PM

Thursday App of the Week: iWitness

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It can be terrifying - that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you think you're being followed, or that someone could be in your home. Well, your smartphone is here is to help.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It can be terrifying - that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you think you're being followed or that someone could be in your home. Well, your smartphone is here is to help.

Despite a population increase, Fargo has seen a 6-percent drop in crime But the city still saw one homicide, 47 burglaries, and 182 aggravated assaults in 2011. Now, if you want a little more peace of mind and protection, there's an app for that.

It's called iWitness. Anytime you feel yourself in a threatening situation, just activate your iWitness application. The app immediately starts recording video and audio of the situation. That information is then sent to a secure server which can only be accessed by law enforcement.

Find actual danger? Tap your phone again and it dials 9-1-1. iWitness will also sound a loud alarm and blink a flashing red light when activated.

But unlike the other Apps we've shown you, this one comes with a price tag - $3.99-per month or $29.99 for the entire year.

Right now, this application is only available on the Apple market. It's expected to be released for Android phones soon.

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