Monday, December 8, 2014

App gives the iPhone a panic button


A guy I know who lives alone took a tumble at his home about a year ago. By the time his friends got worried and called for help, he had some serious medical issues.

I thought about him when I came across the Panic SOS Button, an iPhone app that can send a quick distress message to a chosen list of contacts. The app lets you use a default help message or write your own along with a second message saying that all is well. There's even a fake cancel code in the event that you need to trick an assailant.

Panic SOS Button is aimed at anyone who could use an extra level of security: an older person living alone, students and children who travel to and from school, business travelers or young adults who might be out late or in unfamiliar locations.

The free app is available in the iTunes App Store and you can get more information on the Panic SOS Button at the product's website.


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