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5 Apps That Can Help Keep You Safe

If you ever find yourself in a life threatening, emergency situation, it’s likely that a smartphone app could save your life. From GPS tracking to severe weather updates in real time, there are countless apps on the market dedicated to keeping users safe, just like OTW Safety. Here are 5 apps you should download now that will help you in the event of an emergency. 

1. Safe

This app is a voice activated alert system that notifies important contacts in the event of an emergency. This could be helpful in the event of an injury or emergency situation such as a car crash where you are not able to access your phone. Plus, the app comes with a built in siren to help first responders find you quickly. 

2. Noonlight

Noonlight silently and quickly calls for help at the push of a button, notifying both first responders like the police *and* your personal, pre-set emergency contacts that you are potentially in danger. This is a helpful app for people (particularly women) who find themselves walking alone, meeting up with new people, or in any other potentially dangerous situations where help might need to be called quickly. 

3. Snug Safety

A groundbreaking app for people who live alone, Snug Safety checks in with users at a particular time each day. If you fail to check in, your emergency contacts are notified. This is great for young adults living on their own for the first time or elderly relatives who might need checked on throughout the day. 

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4. Medisafe Medication Reminder

This app sends a push notification at a pre-set time each day to remind users to take their medication. Medisafe notifies caregivers in the event of a missed medication, and also sends alerts to users and their caregivers when medicine is running low. 

5. Cairn

For hikers or anyone planning a camping trip or vacation where service will be limited, Cairn is a must have app for keeping your loved ones in the loop about plans and aware of your surroundings in the event of an emergency. The app shares your planned route with your selected contacts and informs them of your arrival times in real time, based on walking speed, weather, change in elevation, and more. The app also allows you to utilize its map and GPS navigation for each trail even without wifi or cell service.