Safety apps you should have on your phone

Posted at 6:03 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 18:07:22-05

Recent school shootings, workplace shootings, and terrorist attacked showed the power of smartphones during a crisis.

It was how many people alerted police, and how family members were able to learn that loved ones were safe.

Which may have you wondering: What's the best way to be warned of trouble, a terrorist attack, or bad weather about to hit?

So 9 is on  your side with some great safety apps.    

Apps to Keep You Safe

Breaking news: app, ABCNEWS app, CNN app.
Weather alerts: Storm Shieldweather radio app.

Personal safety:

  • bSafe: Alerts family if you are in trouble.
  • Safe Trek: Calls police with just the touch of your home button if you need help.
  • Bugle: Alerts friends that you are going out for a run or a blind date, so that your loved ones know where you are in case they don't hear from you in a few hours.

All ways to stay safe, and so you don't waste your money.

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