What are the best panic button and personal safety apps?

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    #1Circle of 6

    Circle of 6

    Build your circle of six trusted friends to, in case of uncomfortable situation, you can send them your location so they can pick you up. The app also provides hotlines for safety and sexual health advice. 

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Harold Jordan
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "This app is great. My son is on the spectrum, and is constantly worried about his safety. But at the same time, is reaching an age that he wants to gain some independence and go out of the house by himself from time to time. We already got him a phone last year so that he would have more peace of mind, but this app gives him more confidence and more freedom to do what he wants. "
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    #2Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator is an easy way to stay connected with the people who matter most. With Life360, you can create your own groups called "Circles", view the real-time location of Circle Members, locate both Android phones and iPhone, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ethan Ramos
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "This is a good app to keep track of friends and family. You can set up group of people to put in your circle, and have real time location sharing for everyone."
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    #3bSafe

    bSafe

    This app will use GPS technology to automatically send information about where you are so your friends know that you have make it safely to your home. You will also be able to fake calls if you encounter any unpleasant situation to help you make it through.



    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Howard
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I have a family and everyone uses the iPhone. I was looking around iTunes for a safety app and I found bSafe. I have two teenagers and this is a must have for any parent with kids. This app will help you rest easy as you kids explore the world. It has an excellent GUI that makes keeping track of your loved one simple and easy. Knowing locations and having emergency services at your fingers is a dream come true. "
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    #4Noonlight

    Noonlight

    This smart app is the perfect tool for those who want to keep safety at any moment.  All you have to do is to hold down the SafeTrek safe button in order to connect to police.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Chan Jiang
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "Noonlight makes that small notion of fear between calling 911 and being unsure if you should, easy. Having the ability to cancel your request is something I haven't found yet in other apps. This will save you a lot of fear and headaches for those situations you feel alone and in possible danger, with the police just a finger hold away. "
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    #5Geavi

    Geavi

    Geavi is a personal safety app that records audio and video after dialing 911. This app features sending SMS to selected contacts and provides a location link through Google Maps. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Megan Thompson
    Written on August 27, 2018
    "I took a chance on this app and surprisingly, it worked when I had an asthma attack. Good thing that my selected contacts are my family and friends. "
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    #6React Mobile

    React Mobile

    Let your friends easily know if you need help with this app: you can tell them if you are OK, if you need someone to follow you because you don't feel safe, and you can even tell them if you need help, providing your current location using GPS technology. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    William McDonald
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Great app for anyone who walks alone at night. I work a late shift at a local bar and often find myself walking home alone well after midnight. This app provides peace of mind for me and my family. It's easy for friends/family to track where I am, or if I'm ever in trouble I can send for help by pressing one button. This app couldn't easier to use and helps me feel safer every night. "
  4. 7

    #7LifeLine Response

    LifeLine Response

    LifeLine Response is an app created by Clandestine Development which is both available in iOS and Android devices. This personal security app features GPS that uses cell tower triangulation for tracking location. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Susan Myers
    Written on August 27, 2018
    "If tracking a location, I recommend this app since it is faster than other apps in using the triangulation method. "
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    #8Red Panic Button

    Red Panic Button

    Red Panic Button is an emergency button for Android and iOS devices. When you press the button, the app automatically calls the phone number that you have inserted. Or instead, you can choose to send an email.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lidia Núñez
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "I absolutely love this app! When I was pregnant I was constantly worried about needing my husband and becoming unable to dial the phone. This app eased my mind a lot. Now that we have a small child it's been wonderful as well! I do wish it were a bit easier to access the button."
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    #9SOS App: Women Safety, Senior Citizen, Ambulance

    SOS App: Women Safety, Senior Citizen, Ambulance

    SOS App: Women Safety, Senior Citizen, Ambulance is a safety app developed by Watch Over You for Android devices. The app can be used to get immediate help for emergencies relating to medical, personal, women, elderly, and child care.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alka Rai
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "This is a very useful blog post. I like this, and also want to suggest you try this Watch Over You app as alternative of safety app.In case of any trouble and issue, use this emergency response team app. This emergency call app will help you to rescue from any misshaping just tap an SOS button. Feel safe and secure and anywhere and everywhere in India with this live saving app. To download this app, click here "
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    #10Monical

    Monical

    Monical is a communication app developed by i3 Zone Development (Pty) Ltd. which aims to serve as a first-response app wherein a distress signal will be sent to guardians in cases of emergencies.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Stoffel Nedreehnav
    Written on August 31, 2018
    "It saved my life."

Summary

Best What are the best panic button and personal safety apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Circle of 6Apps 22 Free
2Family Locator - GPS TrackerApps 18 Free
3bSafe Apps 15 Free
4NoonlightApps 14 Free
5GeaviApps 12 Free
6React MobileApps 10 Free
7LifeLine ResponseApps 7 Free
8Red Panic ButtonApps 4 Free
9SOS App: Women Safety, Senior Citizen, AmbulanceApps 0 Free
10MonicalApps 0 Free
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