7 best security and safety apps for women

We do not need to tell you about the horrifying news that has become common these days. Every time a woman steps out when the sun goes down, she feels a twinge of fear. Not only her, everyone related to her too.

By Shreya Punj Published Date
26 - Mar - 2014
| Last Updated
26 - Mar - 2014
7 best security and safety apps for women

Attacks on women are at an all time high and even highly secured cities aren't safe anymore. But there's hope. At any such unfortunate time, your smartphone can be your best friend and protector. Loaded with security apps for women, your smartphone can help you send emergency alerts to chosen people and also let people know about your whereabouts if anything goes wrong.

We provide you with some of the best applications that help you send out a distress signal, book safe cabs or simply let your folks know where you are at all times. Have them handy in your phone because safety is no longer an option, it is a necessity.

A creation of DIMTS (Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.), the application allows the user to be tracked through the GPS on their phone or the vehicle. The user can send instant alerts to a chosen group of contacts as well. The app lets your location be known even if there is no GPS on your cell phone as location can be monitored using the vehicle’s GPS. A handy and must have app, download it from here.

2. Women’s Security
Most security applications offer a distress message service. What makes Women’s Security different is that you can record a 45 second voice recording which is sent without your active interaction. If you are in a no-reception range, the app sends the message as soon as a signal is available; thereby making it quite reliable. It is quick to install and easy to use. Get it on your phone from here.

The app’s motto is “Never Walk Alone”. The app lets you create a net of 'Guardians' who will receive your SOS message. In the free version, the designated guardian can be called also. The SOS message also includes your location via GPS. You can also enable the GPS tracker and let your friends know location at any time. Get safer, download it from here.

4. SafetiPin
If you are moving to a new locality or simply want to know the safety levels in any area, SafetiPin is the app for you. The app gives the user a map based view of a locality, a city or the world along with its safety score. You can set up circles of interest and get knowledge about threats of harassment or general precautions that should be taken. Get to know a place better to be safer. Download SafetiPin from here.

5. TaxiPixi
Need to travel safely? Book a cab instantly using this application. TaxiPixi lets you book a cab while giving you options for cheapest fares as well. The app is easy to use and runs quite fast, even on slow internet speeds. Download it to ensure that you are never stuck alone without means of transportation.

6. Police Nearby
As the name suggests, the app takes your GPS location and lists the nearest police stations around you. It is extremely useful in emergencies such as theft, robbery or other such problems. Get Police Nearby for your phone from here.

7. Scream Alarm!
The application can be used to generate a very high volume scream in times of distress when your own lungs may fail you. The generated scream is in a woman’s voice which is extremely helpful in deterring potential trouble makers. Download it on your device from here.

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