Japanese iPhone security solution lets women keep an eye on doorstep stalkers



Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, and it usually feels safe enough even for most women to walk home late at night. Each year, approximately just one murder is commited for every two hundered thousand people. But that doesn’t mean that Japanese people are all fearless about their own safety, and occasionally some women might find themselves harassed by stalkers. The total number of stalking complaints in Japan were 752 as of June 2012 which is still very low, but nevertheless is a 60% increase compared to the same time the year before.

kowagirlieFor women who wish to enhance their security at home, Magrex has invented a wireless door monitoring hardware called Kowagirlie (“Kowa” means scared in Japanese). All you do is place the required hardware on top of your door and download the dedicated app which is available for both iOS and Android. Kowagirlie transfers what’s displayed on the monitor over wi-fi so you can then see who’s at the entrance simply by looking at your smartphone, with no need to approach the door.

Kowagirlie records video as well, and users can not only monitor live video but also save images and videos on their smartphone. Kowagirlie is 14,800 yen (about $158), and is currently available on Amazon. You can check out the device in action in the video below. (Via weekly.ascii.jp)