Right from adulthood to achieving womanhood things have really changed all these years. A few years back coming back from a friend’s home was not followed by a message texted “reach safely”. Such texting has become norms these days and we really can’t do anything about it. Reaching home safe is a big concern owing to the continuous increase in the crime rates. We are living in a world where an incident can happen anytime. Putting a full stop to these incidences is of course not possible but we can have a list of apps on our smartphones that could contribute a little towards our safety. Keep on reading to know more about such apps that watch your back.
Best Personal Safety Apps
bSafe allows you to add guardians (the contacts you rely upon to ask for help). These contacts will follow you when you are on the way back home. Like any other safety app, it has an SOS button that sets off an alert to the guardians by sharing the GPS location. As soon as you will install the application, you need to choose the list of the guardians from your contact lists. Among these contacts, there should be one such number that you can reach through the telephone. Access to other guardians is available via text messages or by combining both of the ways.
React mobile is different from others as it lets users send silent SOS messages to preselected contents. The app makes your phone a robust safety device that is your companion when you are out of the home. The app sends a group alert and lets family and preselected contacts walk virtually with you. The main screen displays Send SOS page along with the map, contact as well as send SOS alert through text, Twitter, email and Facebook including the GPS coordination. There is an option to activate the shield that brings a pop-up to call 911. The only way available to stop the shield is to press and hold shield icon following entering the cancel-alert code 5555.
On Watch is a personal safety application and an approach to help students feel safe. The app is different owing to a number of features. The exceptional features include 911 and call 911 and friends’ option. Additionally, the Call Campus Police feature is worth mentioning that messages the police as soon as you enter the number manually. On Watch has a list of other functions including Watch MY Back, Emergency Friends, and I’M Here. These functionalities are positioned at the bottom of the screen in the application. On Watch functions on the concept of a watch wherein the users set up a timed session that alerts friends and other feed in contacts as soon as the selected time expires.
Red Panic Button
As soon as users download the personal safety app, they need to mention emergency contacts. Users’ location is then sent to these contacts via Google maps as soon as they press the red panic button. The app shares the users’ present location with the contacts that are already fed in the mobile application. The users may opt to send the email panic alert through Twitter or Facebook panic button that would post an alert message for the users on their social networking sites. This will tweet an emergency alert message to others.
KiteString is more of a text-messaging application than an app. The app serves as the best safety application when users are out. In case, the users do not check into the app it sends a personalized alert to all the numbers listed as emergency contacts. The app is an absolute shot to try when you are out with a new date or meeting someone after the very first tinder conversation. And, the best news, it is not an application and thus you do not need to download the same in order to set up your very own safe environment.
Circle of 6
Circle of 6 has a couple of awards under its belt. The app has not only won the users’ trust but also the tag as the best personal safety app. To start with the application, the users need to pick six friends or the family members to be in the circle. Every time the users need to be picked up, they can either call or text the listed contacts by hitting the text or call icon within the application. The app additionally features a danger button that is a way for the users to reach hotlines for sexual or domestic abuse victims.
Scream Alarm is available for free for the users as a personal safety application for the users. This application has a series of exceptional features for the users. The name of this application truly represents its core. There is a button in the application and pushing the same produces a loud scream in the voice of a woman. This is something that a victim looks out for whenever he/she feels unsafe walking down the streets on a dark night. The app is handy and comes for free for the users.
This application was primarily created for women. The app lets a victim skip through the number dialing hassle whenever he/she is in danger. It is absolutely not possible for a person to dial a number by tapping each digit at the time of emergency. With this app’s power button (that users need to tap twice to send) an instant SOS message to the contact is circulated. The contacts will get alert messages every two minutes.
In the category of safety apps, Life360 has a remarkable position. The app works by allowing users to create a circle of the most important persons within the application. The contact can be of family members. The locations of these members can be examined on a confidential map that the app offers to the users. The app helps in keeping the track of the family members in order to confirm their security whenever they are out of the home. The users can send an alert message to the circle members with a single tap only.
Watch Over Me
The app is easy to activate with just a shake on the smartphone. Unlike other applications, that require the users to press a specific button (which may not become possible at the time of emergency). With this specific reason, the app is one favorite to a number of users. Shaking the phone continually turns on the alarm and video camera in order to send an alert to an emergency contact. This makes the app a really smart choice.
The app has been designed for women safety with some impressive specifications. It includes all the essential specifications of the app including emergency contact number, GPS tracking, safest route and more. The app displays all the alternative routes from a place to another in order to help commuters choose a route that seems the safest. Safetipin is available in different languages including English, Spanish, Hindi, Bhasa and more. The app collects information on different places on a number of parameters including lighting, visibility, diversity, walk path & more.
SOS Stay Safe
The app is available for free on Android and iOS stores. The security it provides is much promising. A woman feeling unsafe can use SOS stay Safe in situations like being stalked, sexual assault, road accidents and other emergency situations. The app gets activated by pressing the power button on the phone. Users need to feed the emergency number to which SOS Stay Safe sends messages when the person is in the emergency.
Safety is a rising concern that we cannot take for granted. The rise in the crime rates is more of a reason to have any of the following applications on your smartphone. It is essential to remain safe at a time where there are no robust measures to ensure our security