Apps and devices for emergencies

Apps and devices for emergencies

Essential apps and accessories for your personal safety and well-being

bSafe is a slickly-designed app that lets you share your location with friends and family (who will also need to have the app installed on their phones). In an emergency, a single tap of the “Alert Guardians” button sets off a really loud alarm – overriding the handset’s silent mode – on yours as well as your guardian’s device.

The app transmits your location information, while activating the camera flash (if found) and announcing in a booming voice that it is sending audio, video captures. This is meant to deter any attacker and scare him or her off.

Recordings are uploaded to bSafe servers and a text message with a link to these files is sent to the guardians only.

They can also be requested to ‘virtually follow’ you – when you’re commuting alone – to ensure you reach your destination safely. If you are lost, your bSafe friends can get to you with the help of the “Navigate” button on the dashboard.









This tracker application is for families , allowing parents to keep an eye on their children’s whereabouts.

While both parties need to have the app installed, it is the parents who need to register with the service first. Adults can then monitor their kids’ whereabouts, and even send in-app messages. Children, on the other hand, can trigger SOS alerts during an emergency. There is also an option to create “geo-fences” on the map – categorised as safe and unsafe – so that parents can be notified when children move in to or out of any of these zones.

Interestingly, you can use FGT to set challenges (or delegate chores) to your kids, who are then rewarded with motivational points and badges from the app on completion of the task. The only downside is that FGT sends an in-app SOS, making it necessary for all family members to have a working data connection at all times.





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