There are a lot of apps out there for the Android and its growing family of mobile devices. Most of the time, users tend to go for the gaming apps, but every once and a while a few indispensable lifestyle apps surface. These are the must-haves that improve some aspect of life whether it’s note-taking or navigation or, yes, even personal safety.
There are quite a few personal safety apps you can find on the Play Store that help keep you safe in a number of different ways and, today, we thought it might be nice to go over a couple of these in greater detail.
We’ll start with one that a lot of homeowners might already be aware of:
ADT Pulse – Free
Those of you who get your home security service through sites like tophomealarms.com or any other authorized ADT provider might be familiar with this one. This app works with the ADT home security system allowing the user a number of different abilities like:
- Remotely arming and disarming the system
- Controlling the thermostat and lights
- Even experiencing a real-time viewing of the home
All from your droid mobile device.
Google Play Store link: ADT Pulse
Not all Droid safety apps are relegated to the task of home security. Some are perfect for regional information such as:
Safe Neighborhood – Free
Knowing a little something about the territory is paramount to personal safety and this app can help. Through GPS, parents are able to look up the locations of registered sexual offenders in a region as well as access the particulars of the crime based off information from the existing registry. An ideal app that is perfect for parents and, especially, prospective buyers on the housing market.
Google Play Store link: Safe Neighborhood
Personal Safety – $1.99
This award-winning app might sound rather broad and that’s because it can actually help protect you from quite a broad variety of dangers. The voice-guided system can warn you of just about anything from neighborhoods you might want to avoid to weather warnings to information about allergies and even air quality warnings.
Google Play Store link: Personal Safety
Some Droid apps can even help you keep track of your family and their movements:
Life360 Family Locator – Free
No one likes a helicopter parent and, sometimes, it can backfire. So how do you keep track of the comings and goings of the various members of your family? This app helps by using the latest GPS tech to not only help you find the location of family members but catch news about nearby crimes and track stolen or missing phones, as well.
Google Play Store link: Life360 Family Locator
And those are just a few to check out. There are plenty more that can be found on the Play Store for the Droid and Kindle Fire.