3 Apps to keep you safe

Oct 13, 2012 at 1:52 p.m. ET
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There is an app for everything, including keeping you safe. The following three apps can help you alert friends, family, or authorities when you're in an emergency situation. Download one today.

Circle of 6

Circle of 6

You're on a date and he starts to make you feel uncomfortable. What do you do? With Circle of 6 you have a new way to connect with your most trusted friends- to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens! It's the mobile way to look out for your friends - on campus or when you're out for the night. Circle of 6 lets you choose six trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message, with your exact location. It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your iPhone is all it takes.

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Snap Secure

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An Android and Blackerry app, Snap Secure calls for help in four different ways, including phone call, time-stamped email, text and Tweet to your emergency contacts and 911. This is an app that parents should put on their kids' phones, too. You can "fence" in an area where your child should be, and if she leaves, the app will alert you. Snap Secure also has a feature that lets you receive a notification if your kids get a text or email from an unknown source.

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StreetSafe

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Whether you regularly run in the dark hours or go out at night on business or pleasure, the StreetSafe app gives you the ability to contact authorities in an emergency. Using your phone's GPS system and your personal information, including physical description, medical conditions, and emergency contacts, a trained Safety Advisor that you can alert with an instant silent alarm will call 911 and give law enforcement everything they need to respond quickly. The app even provides a Walk With Me service that lets you talk to a Safety Advisor who will talk you through uncomfortable situations and escort you as you walk alone or with others.

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