How To Use Your Smartphone as a Safety Device

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Moby

If our previous post taught us anything, it is that Active Rainers are definitely passionate about their Smartphones! Smartphones, no matter what platform you are on, are great because of their apps; whether they allow you to upload a video, check in your location or e-mail a client. Considering there are over 200,000 apps in the Apple AppStore alone, it is no wonder many of us spend endless hours searching for the right apps.

But how about safety apps? Having safety apps downloaded on your Smartphone can create great peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. As we mentioned in our previous blog “Amber Alerts on ActiveRain & Tips on How to Stay Safe”, being a Realtor can sometimes mean putting yourself in vulnerable situations. That is why it is important to have the right tools and attitude to empower your safety!

To continue promoting safety within the Active Rain community we created a customized infographic that lists essential safety apps for Realtors. Rather than talk about the uses of Moby as a personal safety app, we decided it would be useful to take a look at other Smartphone apps that can come in handy during emergencies. Please feel free to share, reblog or print this however you would like to.

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We created this list as a reference for our fellow ActiveRain members, and in no way are we associated with any of the apps that we have listed.

If you use any other app for your safety please share them with us in the comment section bellow.

 

Take care and be safe everyone!

Moby Team

 


 

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Comments (14)

Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Sounds like an interesting application -- will have to check it out later.

Jun 29, 2010 06:59 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Sounds great - I will check it out today - you can never be too safe!

Jun 30, 2010 12:33 AM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

It's always good to be alert - that can be the best preventative.  Thanks for the tips.

Jun 30, 2010 01:07 AM
Brent Wells
The LivingWell Team - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW

My wife and I are both agents, but her safety is why I got my license. I was VERY uncomfortable with her meeting new clients at a listing, so I got my license. Let's just say I would be a little more difficult to deal with than her if your up to no good. I think every safety advantage we can provide should be sung about from the highest peaks.

Stay safe everyone...

Jun 30, 2010 02:26 AM
Chris Pendleton
Tierra Antigua - Marana, AZ

Great tips.  But being alert is a key.  For example here is in AZ we have 'killer bees'.  And if your not watching were you are walking around a property - you could easily stumble into one.  Recently I walked by a hive 3 or 4 times on a house that I had just purchased, until my son asked if I had seen the bees.  Duh!  Had to call an exterminator.

Smart phones are great and some of those tips sure could be a deterrant, but won't stop an attack.  Maybe the next generation will have a stun gun built in :)

Jun 30, 2010 03:58 AM
Bob Force (REALTORĀ®)
Century 21 - Redwood Realty - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Sounds good, but as I suggested in a previous post.  Let us not forget to 'ICE' your phone.

 

Jun 30, 2010 04:03 AM
non non
Frisco, TX

Thanks for sharing!

Jun 30, 2010 04:09 AM
Moby
Moby - Santa Monica, CA

Michael, we couldn’t be more pleased that you want to share this, so please feel free to print it, re-blog it or forward it to anyone you think might find it useful.

Brent, couldn’t agree with you more about spreading the message of safety!

Chris, until the stun guns are built into Smartphones, learning a few Karate tricks might come in handy!

Bob, wonderful advice about creating ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts on your phone! For those of you who haven’t heard of ICE yet, check out Bob’s post: Has your cellphone been ‘ICE’d

Jun 30, 2010 06:50 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Some great safety apps for Realtors or anyone.  I have ICE on my phone contact list as well.

Jun 30, 2010 10:13 AM
Barb Fischer
Big Block Realty - La Mesa, CA
San Diego and La Mesa Real Estate

Thank you, excellent ideas, we all need to be on alert

Jun 30, 2010 12:06 PM
Noelle Blazevich
John L. Scott - North Bend, WA

Great post and some very practicle advice.

Jun 30, 2010 01:14 PM
Rob Lang
At Home Kansas - Shawnee, KS
Local Expert in NE Central Kansas Real Estate Home

These are some great tips.  Thank you for sharing this post.

Jun 30, 2010 02:22 PM
Moby
Moby - Santa Monica, CA

Lawrence, Noelle, Barb & Rebecca, thank you for your comments, we are really happy you found them useful...

Please feel free to post your thoughts on other apps that can be used for safety. 

Jun 30, 2010 04:04 PM
Anonymous
Ivana

I love these safety applications. I've learned about them from Cellphonetracker.net, and similar sites. It's a good idea to review some of them, as many aren't really good. I like to be able to pin-point where my children are when they are out and about.

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