Personal safety of women is not a matter of choice but compulsion. With technology at your fingertips, you can now select from the different personal safety apps for women that are available for download, absolutely free.
These SOS applications are available for all kinds of Smartphones and can really be a lifesaver at the time of emergency. These SOS applications can help you in different ways, by sending out predefined text messages, recording an audio or video and even tracing your location or give a call to a predefined number in case of requirement.
Mizwhiz advises all women to install at least one of the below mentioned applications on your Smartphone and feel secure all the time.
Me against Rape
Available on Android
With this personal safety app, women can raise an alarm by sending out a text message along with the location details to a pre-allotted number. This SOS application keeps on sending updated location to the designated number every 10 minutes, making tracking quite easy.
There is also an option to start recording any incident, in case the user wants to use it as evidence in court.
Download: Me against Rape
Available on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
This SOS app for women allows you to set up a safety net of ‘Guardians’ who can respond to your SOS text message. One Guardian that you select will receive a phone call and all Guardians will receive a text message with a link to a map showing your location via GPS. One can also program a Fake Incoming Call if you are threatened. The user gets 6 options for when the call should be initiated (immediately, 5 seconds, 15 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes.)
Download : Be Safe
Circle of 6
Available on iPhone and Android
With this personal security application for women, one can inform 6 friends at one go. This app will send a SMS to your friends with your GPS location and a ‘Come and Get Me’ message. You can also send a call me message, should one require a call back to get out. One can also program this application to call select national hotlines or local emergency numbers.
Download : Circle of 6
Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7
Guardly is a personal safety application for women that lets one instantly connect with its safety network and authorities in case of emergency. How is this SOS app different from the others? It lets you place a phone call to your contacts with your name, exact location and the type of emergency.
Download : Guardly