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5 Apps to Keep You Safe

Apps are changing the way consumers protect themselves. There are a variety of apps for your mobile device that help keep you and your home safe. With Alert Protective, you can monitor your home’s alarm system from your mobile device. However, there are plenty of apps other apps out there that help keep you safe—whether it be at home or on the go. Below are some of our favorites!

 

Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me is an app which prompts you to save several emergency contacts under a contact tab. When you are in a situation where you are alone and potentially in danger, such as walking home at night, you can set a timer for how long you think it will take you to reach safety. If the timer ends, and you do not verify to the app that you are safe, Watch Over Me will send an automatic text or email signaling that something is wrong. If you make it home safely, click “I’m Safe” to assure your contacts that you’ve made it home safely. You can even send photos to your contacts along the way.

 

Trulia

Trulia helps keep you safe proactively by helping you shop for safe real estate. Trulia’s map feature can filter results by schools, demographics, hazards, amenities, affordability, and most importantly to us, crime. Trulia’s crime heat maps identify the most dangerous areas in each geography around the country to help inform your real estate decision. Whether you are looking to rent or own, it’s a good idea to check out Trulia’s map feature to see which areas are the safest!

 

SirenGPS

SirenGPS is a collaboration of emergency communication. First responders, bystanders, and victims are all connected on a single platform. Emergency responders can use this app to pinpoint the location of the caller. Callers can specify which type of emergency responder they would like to contact with a simple user interface, and without having to speak to an operator. This app also allows first responders to communicate with each other to coordinate rescue efforts.

 

PulsePoint

PulsePoint is the innovative app that crowdsources CPR-trained individuals to get first aid to those who need it while waiting for EMT’s and other first-responders to arrive on the scene. PulsePoint sends out an alert in emergency situations and notifies those with the app in the area that CPR is needed nearby. Using GPS, those close by with the app, and certified in CPR, can arrive almost immediately to an emergency. The app also helps locate the nearest AED for emergency situations.

 

First Aid by American Red Cross

The First Aid App from the American Red Cross is great for first aid instructions in emergency situations. A step-by-step guide to first aid, this app has an easy and intuitive user interface that finds the answers to your first aid questions quickly. This app keeps you safe in some of the most common emergency situations with expert advice. You will see step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, no matter how stressful the situation.

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