Right on the heels of SmrtGuard announcing it has released its panic button feature as a standalone app, Guardly is now available in App World. Keep reading to learn more about this app.
Guardly is a cool startup based in Toronto and founded by an ex-BlackBerry Partners member Josh Sookman. The app is a mobile security service that provides a one-push emergency button that connects you to friends, family and/or authorities. Guardly also has a pro version that allows you to collaborate in real-time by conference call or IM among other features. The free service of Guardly offers location-based emergency alerts via voice call, SMS and email to your personal safety network.
The pro version of Guardly offers:
- One-tap activation: Guardly alerts two safety networks simultaneously – a user’s personal safety network by voice, SMS and email, and 9-1-1 or any other emergency phone number;
- Contact collaboration: Users can collaborate with emergency contacts in real-time by conference call, instant messaging and map-view showing nearby locations of responders;
- LocationAssure™: Guardly uses GPS, cell-tower triangulation and WiFi hotspots to find a user’s real-time location for the entire duration of an emergency incident, even if the user is on the phone with 9-1-1;
- NetworkAssure™: Built-in intelligence to detect network failures and wait until a signal is present to transmit data and make calls to 9-1-1 to ensure users are connected to their safety network;
- Auto-dial emergency services including 9-1-1;
- Photo sharing: Users can share photos with their personal safety network instantly and securely