Self-defense techniques and mobile apps that can help you stay safe
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NEW YORK (PIX11)– A recent rash of violent robberies of women have dominated the news.
I spent a huge amount of time looking at solutions for tracking people. There are so many scenarios where tracking people for health and safety is valuable. Most of my focus has been on the elderly, people with dementia or disabilities where they are not likely to have a cell phone.
However there are huge numbers of people who are able bodied and do have smartphones. Being able to keep track of staff in potentially dangerous situations such as those who visit people in their homes , family and friends. Kids going to school or visiting friends, people in who are in danger from estranged partners, the lists are enormous.
What is great is that there are now lots of apps that work on our ubiquitous smartphones. Some are free, some cost a few dollars or perhaps a subscription. The great thing is you don’t need to buy an extra device.
Whether you need something like this now or not, it’s worth knowing about these apps, even if it is to recommend them to a friend. Most people don’t know these solutions exist and therefore aren’t looking for them. 5 minutes watching this video could save you or someone you care about, a lot of grief.