Circle of 6 App: Allows you to connect with your friends and emergency contacts regardless of device, whether iphone or Android. Circle of 6 allows you to choose 6 of your most trusted companions to automatically being connected to your phone and a pre-programmed SMS alert message along with GPS location. It is quick and discreet. Two taps on your iphone or other smartphone device. (Available for iphone and Android)
Guardly: Is a instant two-way messenger between you and safety groups, local authorities and nearby security. The app allows you to create specific types of emergency situations from an uncomfortable date to walking alone at night. The app even allows you to connect specific situations with specific accompanying contacts chosen by you. (Available for iphone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows phones)
Panic Guard: Another safety campus app, Panic Guard can be activated through a button or through shaking the phone. It comes with key feature of audio recording any emergency situation. You can also alert both police, security, and personal emergency contacts you’ve selected. The App also tracks your location even after leaving the original scene so authorities will know your location. Also connects to social media and email and sms text message. (Available for iphone and Android)
**Tips for using these student safety devices**
- Add safety and security as well as 911 to your list of available contacts within the app
- Choose your more reliable friends then just people you are close with
- Remember to think of friends that are usually up at late hours then those that go to bed early, as to ensure a response.
- Companions with automobiles may also be a good choice, in case of medical emergency.