A GPS-infused Panic Button is being trialled in Brazil, a country in which domestic violence is a widespread problem. The Panic Buttons are being given to domestic abuse victims who obtain restraining orders against their abusers. The electronic devices use GPS technology to quickly signal that a victim needs help, and they transmit images that help police track down the attacker. The device also records ambient audio that is stored in a police database for evidence against the offender in court. It is hoped that the device will do more than help police reach a victim quickly, but also change the culture of violence. Some victims have already indicated that the device has changed their life as they feel much safer to go on about their normal lives. It is estimated that the electronic devices cost around $40.00.

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