Who does not want to keep their family safe? Check out these five great apps for keeping your family safe. Let me start by saying that this is not a sponsored post – just my good deed for the day. If you love living recklessly please feel free to ignore the rest of this post.
Silent Bodyguard has a free app available for download that will alert your emergency contacts in the event that you are in trouble. Once you download it to your device you can provide emergency contact information via email, text or even Facebook and Twitter. In an emergency Silent Bodyguard will send a silent SOS message to your contacts with your GPS location without alerting onlookers or an attacker. The sender’s location is updated every 60 seconds until the alarm is deactivated (as long as there is cell and/or WIFI coverage). www.SilentBodyGuard.com
SafetyNet has a similar premise to Silent Bodyguard automatically alerting everyone in your safety net of an emergency. SafetyNet can be automatically activated by shaking the phone in the case of an emergency providing your location to your contacts. www.SafetyNetMobile.com
iTriage uses your device’s GPS to find nearby pharmacies, hospitals or treatment centers with turn-by-turn directions, providing peace of mind in an emergency. This is especially helpful when you are out of town. iTriage also has descriptions of conditions, treatments, medical tests and even detailed reports from HealthGrades on hospitals and physicians. www.iTriageHealth.com
Life360 allows you to locate family members who are part of your private family channel. Once family members provide their permission, you will be able to pinpoint their immediate location. For loved ones who may not have a phone, Life360 offers a simple GPS device for purchase so you can add those family members to your channel. This is terrific not only for keeping young children safe but for elder care as well. You can even put a device on your pet! www.life360.com
DriveSafe.ly is a great solution for those who can’t put down their blackberry or smartphones in the car. This app reads text (SMS) messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without drivers touching the mobile phone. DriveSafe.ly allows you to stay connected on long car rides while eliminating the distractions of texting and reading emails while driving. www.drivesafe.ly/