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With the increase in the number of heinous crimes on women, it is better for them to carry gadgets that would be helpful when need arises. Here are six tips that can really prove helpful during emergency.
bSafe 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, even if the handset’s is on the silent mode, on yours as well as your guardian’s device. This is meant to deter any attacker and scare him or her off.
2. Family GPS tracker
The application is for families allowing parents to keep an eye on their children’s whereabouts. Though, 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
Eyewatch records audio and video, along with location data. Media captured by the app is stored on Eyewatch servers and can only be accessed with a pass code. This code is sent as a text message and an e-mail to the contacts fed into the app. On entering the code, the guardian gets to see where you are on the map in real-time , know what kind of alert you have triggered watch the recordings and even know your battery and network status.
4. First Aid – American Red Cross
The app is useful during accidents and can also be used for first-aid solutions. For example, in answer to a question about whether a wound should be washed or not, it says that wounds from minor cuts and grazes should be washed, but cuts that are bleeding heavily should not be washed because that affects clotting and doesn’t stop blood flow. The best part about First Aid is that all its data is stored locally.
The best part of spotNsave wristband is the that crucial SMS it sends with your location data to loved ones. Once paired with a handset, users can use the band to send out distress messages by pressing a discrete button on it three times in succession, while making sure that they are within Bluetooth range of their phones.
The wearable technology, comprising a rechargeable Bluetooth module housed within a soft silicon wrist band, connects to the free spotNsave app that you will need to install on your phone. Like it is with all SOS apps, you can key in up to five emergency contacts.
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The app has been designed specifically for women. It comes with safety apps to send distress calls, store essential personal info for first responders, and broadcast your real-time GPS coordinates to friends and family.
The device also sports a heartshaped slider switch on its back panel, which triggers the SOS app. An alarm goes off and your location is broadcasted to friends and family via text messages.