The Forces were Against Us

We had to cancel our #AlarmYourself2 #IDigFeelingSafe street action Wed. Jan 16th. We really wanted to be out there and waited until mid morning but it looked as though the storm would just be on top of us from 2pm-5pm. Once we CANCELLED it….the rain of course moderated during that time. HOWEVER we will hold it in the near future once we check extended radar and the Farmer’s Almanac.

We learned a lot in preparing for this – first and foremost, many many people were very interested and wanted to participate. So many that it was hard to notify them once the decision to CANCEL was made. So apologies to those that we missed. But we will establish the go-to spot for up-to-date notices when we reschedule. Always check our FB and Twitter.

In the mean time – get and stay prepared. Danielle compiled smart apps and items that you may not be aware of.

Apps can be very useful, however no app is 100% infallible. Your first line of defense should be 911 in a LIFE Threatening Emergency!

FREE Personal Safety Apps

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Sign up with Alert Long Beach to receive Emergency Notifications to your mobile phone and/or email address.

In the event of an emergency, severe weather, or any incident that impacts city operations, a text message and/or voice message will be sent to the cell number and/or email address that you specify.

Want more access? download the the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.  Mobile push notifications deliver relevant, location-based alerts based on GPS location to ensure you receive critical information when you are in a CodeRED client’s jurisdiction.

Noonlight, formerly SafeTrek, is a connected safety platform and mobile app that can trigger requests to emergency services. Noonlight users can trigger an alarm by clicking a button. Users can connect other smart devices, to automatically trigger alarms for them. The app is available for iOS devices.

Circle of 6
Winner of the Department of Health & Human Services Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge. With Circle of 6, you can connect with your friends to stay close, stay safe and prevent violence before it happens. The Circle of 6 app for iPhone makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 friends you choose. Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two touches lets your circle know where you are and how they can help. Icons represent actions; so that no one can tell what you’re up to. Designed for college students, it’s fast, easy-to-use and private. It’s the mobile way to look out for your friends, or when you’re out for the night. 

bSafe is the world´s leading personal mobile safety application. Download it for free to your smartphone, and you´ll have help at your fingertip 24/7. The emergency alarm is the best of its kind combining both video, siren and live GPS tracing. In addition, features like Follow Me, I´m Here and Fake Call will help you stay safe every day. If you upgrade to premium, you get access to even more safety services. Try bSafe Premium for FREE for 30 days by registering here.

Kitestring (free)

Kitestring isn’t an app, but basically a text-message service that checks up on you when you’re out—kind of like an overprotective mother. If you don’t check in with Kitestring by text, it sends a personalized alert message to your listed emergency contact. Kitestring  checks up on you when you’re out and alerts your friends if you don’t respond. Also, because it’s not an app, there’s nothing you need to download.

React Mobile (free)

A little key-ring device that pairs with an app on your phone via Bluetooth, so you can get help faster if your phone’s locked or out of reach when you need help. Hitting a button on the device will send an alert to your network so they know where you are and that you need help.