More than thirty years ago, as Steve Jobs prepared to release the first MacIntosh computer, he described “an evolution of a new digital distribution system” in the future. Of course, Jobs’ forecast that computers would disrupt life as we knew it was spot-on. From Macs to MacBooks, PC’s to tablets, and mobile phones to Smartphones, the digital world has created revolutionary technologies at a dizzying pace. Then, within 25 years of Steve Jobs’ original prediction, Apple launched its App store, yet another incredible digital innovation. Today, it is difficult to imagine a world without apps. Indeed, apps are so commonplace that people take for granted that, with the press of a button, anyone can hail an Uber, order a pizza, place a bid on eBay, catch a movie, or level up on a new video game within seconds. And while these apps offer endless convenience and entertainment, they can now offer something much more precious and rare: personal safety mobile app.
Personal safety apps are one of the easiest ways to ensure peace of mind for you and your family. With the touch of a button, loved ones and emergency personnel can locate the user’s exact location, contact 911, and get help to someone in need. And with the advent of the Silent Beacon wearable safety device, users can rest assured that this device, along with the app, can keep someone accounted for, and in constant contact with others, no matter where the user may be located.
While there are other personal safety apps out on the market, many of them require you to actively interact with the app during the unfolding emergency – and this can eat up valuable time that you don’t have in the midst of a crisis. However, with the Silent Beacon, fumbling with your phone is a non-issue. Instead of having to waste precious seconds swiping or logging into a phone during an emergency, the user simply presses the button on the Silent Beacon device. Instantly, this sets off alerts to pre-stored contacts and emergency personnel. And because this wearable, bluetooth-enabled device integrates seamlessly with the Silent Beacon app, it allows paramedics and loved ones to receive and pinpoint the location of the user in real-time through GPS technology, alert 911, and notify those on the contact list that the user needs help.
Taking feedback from customers is important to Silent Beacon as well. This has allowed the company to continually develop, improve, and iterate its product to create the best possible app experience for its users. And between the free app and low-cost Silent Beacon device, personal safety is more affordable and convenient than ever. One Silent Beacon user couldn’t agree more, stating “the newest version of this app is amazing, . . . [and it is going] on my home screen!”