Your smartphone is one of the best tools you have when it comes to keeping you safe or when you’re in need of help. This list of five safety apps could potentially save your life in case of an emergency.
This app has quick access to medical data from your lock screen that can let people identify you, any medical conditions you may have and your emergency contacts. This app lets anyone access your medical info without having to unlock your smartphone. Medical ID is also an efficient way for first-responders to identify you after a car accident.
This app is mostly used as a tracking system that lets users know where their loved ones are at any time. The app syncs your family into a private circle making it easy to notify them in case you find yourself in an unwanted situation. This app also features crash detection, roadside assistance, and a driver report. Life360 is one of the many safety apps that can help others locate you in case of an emergency.
This app sends real-time alerts from the National Weather Service straight to your smartphone. FEMA also offers emergency safety tips for over 20 types of disasters, including fires, floodings, hurricanes, tornadoes, and more. This feature is especially useful for those Central Texas rainy days that add delays to your daily commute. The FEMA app also allows you to locate open emergency shelters and disaster recovery centers in your area.
This app gives you access to information on how to handle emergency situations by giving step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios. First Aid features videos and animations that make learning easy and also includes Red Cross disaster information for various common situations. This app can help save a life after an accident when urgent medical aid is needed and there aren’t doctors around to help.
This app gives you access to rides in select cities worldwide. Uber is essential for when you need a ride to the airport or a ride home from the bar. Uber is an on-demand transportation service that allows you to get from point A to point B. If your car breaks down or you unexpectedly find yourself in a dangerous situation out in the world, Uber is a fast and reliable way to get to safety.
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