People use their phone to chat with friends, check emails, take pictures, update their Facebook status and play games. Let’s face it, for most people their cell phone is “attached” to them. Many people can barely function without using their phones. LOL!
Smartphones can certainly be a great way to stay connected, and a way to stay entertained. It’s also a handy device to have when you find yourself in an emergency situation. You can use your phone to get directions if you are lost, or call a tow truck if your car is broken down.
There are plenty of other apps available that would help turn your phone into a “safety device” too.
EmergencyLink, the online emergency and medical ID network and app, has developed alist of the top safety apps that everyone should have in their phone in case of an emergency this summer—the best $20 a person will ever spend.
- EmergencyLink (free)— stores emergency contacts and medical information, creates an emergency screen saver and holds important documents
- Pocket First Aid and CPR ($1.99)—tutorials on CPR
- Safety NET ($3.99)—monitors for a fall or seizure
- pMonitor ($1.99)—location alerts let you know where your family is at all times through GPS tracking
- Silent Bodyguard ($3.99)—panic button that calls the police so an attacker can’t hear
- Poison Center Help (free)—quickly connects you with the poison center
- Neighborhood Watch Official Mobile App ($1.99)—lets you submit details about local crimes
- SaferBus (free)—monitors performance of public transit
- iWitness ($3.99/month)—tracks your location and allows you to report what you see
These apps are great to have on your phone. It’s also a good idea to put emergency contacts in your phone to make it easier for you to call just in case. For example, I have AAA and my local mechanic both listed under my contacts. I also have all of my doctor’s listed as well (including their specialty).
Do you have a “must have” app on your smartphone? If so, feel free to leave me a comment about it so I can check it out.
*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the benefit of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own.