In a digital world, one of the strongest personal safety tools can be found on your smartphone
Two apps track users and provide options for alerting authorities when you feel unsafe or threatened. The apps vary in how they read, but they’re centered around the idea of getting you help when and where you need it.
This app has users hold a safety button and release it to alert authorities if they need help. To cancel an alert if they safely reach their destination, they can put in a code which cancels an alert from being sent to police. The app is designed to be simple, so that when you’re in an unsafe situation, the ability to get help is literally at your fingertips. SafeTrek is free to download from iTunes and the Google Play store and has in-app purchases.
Patronus gives users two-tap access to emergency services in an unsafe situation. It’s On My Way feature notifies friends or family when you arrive safely to a destination. It also has a lock screen widget for quick access. Patronus is free to download from iTunes and the Google Play store and has in-app purchases.