Safety has become a big issue in the present times, especially for women. There are many reasons which are leading to this and this not a post about them. As security is a major point of concern, women have become reluctant to leave home. This solution is not a practical and sustainable one and other methods need to be devised. Technology has taken over many areas of our life, and now there are many apps which can be used by women to feel safer in this world. Let us talk about some of these:
Each of the safety apps on this list has different modes of operation while keeping the safety of women as the top priority. VithU is a safety app that is a result of the Gumrah initiative. It offers real-time safety for women in an interactive way. The idea behind the app is quite simple, where it alerts your emergency contacts in the cases of a panic situation. During the setup, you need to create an emergency contact list. The app runs in the background. And in the case of an emergency, you must press the power button of your phone twice. A message will be then sent to your emergency contact list along with your location.
Eyewatch Women is another safety app that you can shortlist to install on your phone. The basic premises remain the same as you have to create a list of emergency contacts on installing the app. In the event of an emergency, the app will send an alert message to them. Not only that, it also creates an audio/visual of the surroundings and sends it to the list of people on the emergency list. The app has received a lot of accolades for high accuracy of the location even when there is no GPRS. Many also like the safety confirmation feature, where on the press of a button you can let your loved ones know that you have reached safely.
SOS is a free app that you can find on the Play Store. The app aims to offer a higher level of safety without requiring many inputs. The standard feature is available where you need to create an emergency contact list. In the event of an emergency, you just need to shake your phone twice. The app will then send an alert message, location, audio recording and battery status also. If you feel that shaking the phone can be a bit confusing, you can configure the functionality to home button as well.
While looking for safety apps for women, the Safetipin app will almost always feature on the list. It is one of the most interactive apps. It offers the standard feature of letting you create emergency contacts to whom an alert message and your location will be sent. Apart from this, the app also lets you check the crime rate of a certain locality. Before you set out for a new place, you can check the crime rate and take a better call. Should you want additional information, the app also offers comments regarding the recent visits to the place. Safetipin also helps you to locate the nearest police station, pharmacy or hospital. Should you see any crime, you can add a note or comment and help other women.
VithU is an app that came out as a part of Channel V’s initiative to offer safety for women around the clock. When you install the app, you must add your emergency contact information. In emergency or danger, double click your power button. The app will send details of your location along with an alert message. Since the app runs in the background continuously, you need not worry about it. And VithU sends an update every 2 minutes, making it easier for your loved ones to trace you.
The watch over me app is one of the most feature-loaded safety apps for women. The app has the capabilities of following you and sending the location updates even if you are on the move. If you are travelling in an unknown locality or at night, just open the app and it will start tracking your journey. In the event of an emergency, just shake your phone. The app will then send a message, your location and starts recording videos. Should you enter a zone with a high crime rate, it will send an alert to you. Watch over me app offers safety for women and then some additional features as well.