That's how Brad Cazort summed up Arkansas' new mobile application to track registered sex offenders.
Cazort the Repository administrator for the Arkansas Crime Information Center.
The center and in Information Network of Arkansas announced the application's launch on Wednesday.
Technicians developed a beta version months ago and so far three thousand people have downloaded the free application, Cazort said.
The program allows people to search the state's sex offender registry on their smart phones or tablets the same as they can online. The difference is that the mobile application integrates GPS and mapping technology to show the user the location of registered sex offenders in proximity to wherever they happen to be at any given time.
"If you know what your surroundings are, you'll have a better aspect of how to deal with that and make sure you are aware and protect yourself in those situations," Cazort said.
Developing the application cost about $5,000, he said, adding that money was part of a $300,000 grant from the federal government two years ago to get the state's sex offender registry online and to make the conversion from paper records to digital files.