CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -- With only a press of a button, the proper authorities are alerted when you're in danger.
"It's a little keychain sized, personal safety device that immediately will call campus police if you're on campus to send over GPS location information and profile information of the caller," said The Peace of Mind Company Co-founder AJ Leahy.
The Peace of Mind Company (POMCO) is based in Clifton Park. It created the device as a way to protect college students when they're most vulnerable. Started two years ago, Leahy and co-founder Lukas Lampe said it was conceptualized in the wake of tragedy, after their friend was killed near a college campus.
"This is something that you can press discreetly in your pocket, with gloves on, with your eyes closed," Leahy said.
POMCO's device is currently used on more than two dozen college campuses nationwide. Locally, they can be found at Russell Sage College and the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Leahy and Lampe admit it won't stop every assault, but protection is only a click away.
"We've always said, if we could save one life, this would all be worth it," Leahy added.
Siena College and the College of St. Rose are not clients of POMCO. According to police, both alleged sexual assaults remain under investigation and no arrests have been made.