One of the biggest things that I worry about for my family is their personal safety when I am not around. My wife works in a somewhat unsavory part of town, and although I consider her a rather scrappy woman, there are things that will ease my mind when she is away. Personal Guardian is one of the things that will be able to do that, without resorting to pepper spray or a weapon. Hit the break for more information about Personal Guardian.
Personal Guardian is an application that has been available in App World for a few months now. The main focus is providing the end user a way to communicate with authorities if they experience a rather dangerous situation. It is “panic” button that will be able to alert authorites or a pre configured phone number while sending an email and sms to who ever needs to be aware of the situation. When the product was released it was coupled with another program and carried a price tag of $19.99. Today it became a free app for all users.
Personal Safety Features:
- Dial 911 (or configure a number of your choice)
- Send out a Twitter Message with your location information
- Send out a Email with your location information
- Send out a SMS with your location information
Here is the press release from SmrtGuard who released the program:
Personal Guardian App Puts Emergency Panic Button at Users Fingertips
SmrtGuard’s One-Push Emergency Alert Increases Personal Safety and Security
PRINCETON, NJ (September 29, 2010) – SmrtGuard, a leading mobile security and mobile device management company for businesses and consumers, today announced the release of Personal Guardian, an innovative personal safety app for smartphone users. Personal Guardian is a one-push panic button that
silently triggers an emergency call, email, SMS text, or Twitter message with your GPS location information. In emergency situations, it’s the fastest and easiest way to quickly alert loved ones, and even 911 emergency
centers, that you’re in danger and notify them with the details of your location.
“Personal Guardian was developed to help increase the personal safety of smartphone users everywhere,” said Robert Kao, Founder and CEO of SmrtGuard.
“Whether walking home alone at night or venturing into an unknown neighborhood, it provides users with peace of mind knowing that help is just one push of a button away.”
Smartphone owners can easily manage their account from the Personal Guardian web portal to customize emergency alert messages, contact information and recipients, and track the location of their phone. In an emergency, once the panic button is activated, Personal Guardian automatically and silently initiates real-time location tracking and sends a custom emergency message to preconfigured contacts and communication channels including:
- Dial 911 or other number of your choice.
- Twitter message with location to your Twitter stream.
- Email with your custom message and current location information.
- SMS text message with your current location information.
Personal Guardian is also available as part of SmrtGuard PRO, the company’s flagship mobile security product that includes mobile anti-virus and anti-spam, wireless data backup and restore, remote data wipe, remote GPS tracking and phone locator, call blocker and more.
Personal Guardian is currently available for BlackBerry smartphones for a one-time purchase of $19.99 that includes lifetime access to the Personal Guardian web portal. Android and iPhone versions will be available shortly.
Start protecting yourself today with Personal Guardian by visiting www.smrtguard.com/personal-guardian/
SmrtGuard provides industry-leading mobile security and mobile device management solutions for individuals and enterprise organizations that need security, control and management over their smartphones. SmrtGuard allows smartphone users to wirelessly backup and restore data, locate their devices, protect against malware, block unwanted emails and calls, remotely wipe device data and more. For more information, visit www.smrtguard.com.