It pays to be extra careful these days. With criminals lurking around whether in the real world or online, one needs to know the ways to protect one’s self from possible danger. You just can’t be sure of your safety today in places you go to whether for work or for leisure.
The police authorities and some concerned citizens may be around but then again, every individual needs to know how to avoid danger wherever he or she may be, according to a criminal lawyer from Sevens Legal. Fortunately in today’s digital age, there are helpful apps that provide added protection to people. You don’t have to carry a weapon because with only your smartphone on hand, you can already get help should be in danger.
As its name suggests, this Panic Alarm app for iPhone works by emitting an alarm sound when you’re in an emergency situation. You just need to open the app and tap the alarm button. Immediately, your iPhone will make a loud sound to alert people near you.
In addition to the alarm sound, this free app will also flash colors on the iPhone screen to get the attention of other people within the vicinity.
The Global SOS app focuses on providing important information to people. Ideal for travelers, it shows users the most important emergency numbers of the country where you are presently located. People who travel to different countries often will find this app very useful.
This free tool also allows users to send a predefined SMS including the location details to a person.
SafeTrek will ensure your safety by alerting the police when you in an unsafe situation. All you have to do is just hold the safe button until you feel safe. Once you release the button, the app will send an SOS message including your location in a matter of seconds.
A paid app (very affordable at only $1.99), SafeTrek can also be disabled any time you want by simply entering a PIN (personal identification number).
bSafe can alert your friends and family about your location and arrival details at your destination. It also sends your updated GPS location constantly to your contacts and even informs parents if a child adds a new contact.
It can make a fake phone call as well to your mobile phone when you feel you’re in an uncomfortable situation. Additionally, you can use this app to transmit live video and audio broadcasts which is vital in helping police track down the criminals.
bSafe works on Android and iOS devices and is free to download from the App Store and Google Play store.
Its name alone will already tell you what this app can do. Send Help works by sending emergency SMS and emails to preset people. It informs them about your location and even shares this detail on your Facebook and Twitter statuses so you can be sure that your friends are alerted just in case you find yourself in an awkward situation.
Originally posted on February 3, 2015 @ 4:53 am