Buddy Alert automates the notification process so if the user has been abducted or incapacitated, someone will be notified even if the user can’t get to their phone
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
As millions of students prepare for college this fall, concerns about their safety become even more prevalent for parents. College campuses across the country are removing the blue-light safety systems, as they are being rendered obsolete by cell phones. Now, a new mobile app hopes to be the replacement.
The app is called Buddy Alert and it’s based on the axiom ‘Tell someone before you go.’ If an emergency situation arises the app will provide information that could be critical in bringing help.
“In an emergency situation, the sooner someone knows about a potential problem, the more likely there will be a positive outcome. Buddy Alert automates the notification process so if the user has been abducted or incapacitated, someone will be notified even if the user can’t get to their phone.”, states Aubrey Perry, CEO of Regulated Chaos and creator of Buddy Alert.
The Buddy Alert app allows the user to designate a contact that will receive detailed information about the user’s activities. If the user has not deactivated the alert by a specified time, the user’s GPS location is automatically sent to the contact along with a reminder to check on the well being of the user. The location information can be extremely valuable if the situation escalates into a missing person investigation.
“In the majority of missing person cases, hours pass before the authorities are involved because no one knows that there is a problem.”, says Perry. “Buddy Alert ensures that someone is notified as soon as there could be a problem and the authorities can get involved much sooner.”
College-aged students are rarely without their phones and are accustomed to sharing social information. This gives parents an excellent opportunity to discuss with their student the importance of taking proactive responsibility for their own safety. At only 99 cents, Buddy Alert could be the most valuable and least expensive item on their college shopping list. For more information, visit http://buddyalert.net/