The world can be a bit of a scary place with reports of home robberies and assaults on the rise in the media. Most people feel that the only thing they can do to protect themselves is by getting a home security system. While this certainly isn’t a bad idea, what most people don’t realize is that they can set up threat response solutions right on their smartphone to make calling for help easier than ever. Let’s dive deeper into the world of smartphone alert notification.
We all remember the old commercials about Life-Alert with the older people pushing a button to call for help. While we don’t use big red buttons that hang around our necks anymore, you can however use the smartphone that you have in your pocket. There are some really slick solutions out there that can allow you to call for help, without even having to dial a number. This is a really great solution in the event that you get into a compromising solution and can’t break away to make an emergency phone call.
In an emergency situation, you may not have the time to dial 3 numbers and wait for someone to pick up and actually talk to them. In cases like this, using a threat response system on your smartphone can give you the comfort you need. Most solutions have an icon you simply tap and hold on your phone to alert authorities that you need help. Since smartphones are filled to the brim with amazing features, the authorities can use your GPS signal to find out where you are and get help to you ASAP.
By having a solution like this, you can rest a little easier when attending parties where you don’t know anyone, or even taking rideshare alone.
Alert solutions can also be worked into a home security system so that help is called automatically without you having to physically call anyone. This is great for hostage situations where you may not be able to access a phone in the heat of the moment. The key is to determine what type of threat help you would like to have and then finding the app solution that works best for you.
As you can see, threat response systems can be the insurance that you need when traveling in strange places or when hanging out with people you don’t know.