Guardly Free Personal Security App Goes Live in App World


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

Check out Guardly, free in App World.