Best Personal Security Apps of 2017
Best Personal Security Apps of 2017

Best Personal Security Apps of 2017

In the fight against crime, you already have a powerful tool in your arsenal, your smartphone. Personal security apps allow you to alert friends, family, and local authorities if you ever find yourself in trouble. Below is a roundup of the best personal security apps of 2017.


bSafe: This personal safety app has features for everyday safety and emergencies. Set up your personal safety network of contacts, then share locations or ask friends to walk you home with a live GPS trace. Using timer mode, you can program an automatic alarm, or activate the ‘I’m here feature’ to tell share your location with friends and relatives in the event of an emergency. With the fake call feature, you can make your phone ring when you want to. The app also allows you to alert friends and family that you need help, show them your location with GPS, send video, and set off an optional siren. Available on iOS and Android.


Emergensee: Using the Emergensee app, users can stream live video, audio, and GPS data to personal safety contacts. Creating an “Incident” will send the contacts you choose, a video and audio stream from your device during emergencies. For an additional fee, you can be connected to 24/7 personal security operators, or use a live video escort if you want to get a precautionary bodyguard. Available on iOS and Android.


Lifeline Response: Get automatic protection with the Lifeline Response app. As soon as your thumb leaves your phone’s screen, authorities will be contacted for you. This app turns your phone into a personal alarm, emitting a loud siren and flashing lights you can use to attract help during an emergency. If your phone breaks or suddenly dies while the Lifeline Response app is open, the application will send out an alert the moment the connection is lost. You can also get hands free protection with a timer mode to check in when you’re safely home. This app works with the Apple Watch as well. Available on iOS and Android.


SafeSnapp: If you’re in trouble, simply push the SafeSnapp button, and point your phones camera towards the attacker. The app will send three pictures and the GPS location of an attacker to your email and the SafeSnapp database. Available on iOS.


SafeTrek: SafeTrek enables users to hold a button down on their iPhone until they feel safe. Holding down the SafeTrek button connects the app user to the police, and if everything is ok, the user can input their pin to cancel the alert. If the situation becomes dangerous, the user can release the safe button and connect with the police. GPS is used if you have an active alert so that you can be found quickly when you need help. Available on iOS.


Watch Over Me: Watch Over Me turns your phone into a personal safety device. You can just let the Watch Over Me app know that it should track your journey, and if you’re in trouble, your emergency contacts will be notified with your GPS location. Set the safety timer, and if you fail to check-in safely, your emergency contacts will be notified. You can mark areas such as home, school, or office, so your Watch Over Me app will know when to stop tracking you. As an added precaution, you can invite friends or family to keep an eye on your journey. If you’re attacked, you can shake your phone to trigger an emergency alarm with a siren, flashlight, video recording, and an alert for your contacts. Available on iOS and Android.


Witness: Using Witness, users can broadcast their location, audio, and video to loved ones at the touch of a button. It will call and text emergency contacts as well as broadcast live video, audio, and your location. Available on iOS.


While these apps are great, always keep aware of your surroundings and whenever possible tell friends and family where you will be. Prevention and awareness, along with these apps, will keep you safe from most dangerous situations.


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  • SAF

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