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November 15, 2012

Lighthouse Mobile Solutions Intros Safety App

By Brittany Walters-Bearden, TMCnet Contributor

Lighthouse Mobile Solutions has developed a new safety application called Emergency Alert Beacon that is a must-have for all smartphone and tablet users. With features exclusive to Emergency Alert Beacon, this app is appealing to any group: parents, people traveling, business executives, and many others. This application is structured towards fraud prevention and personal safety.

In the United States during 2011, violent crimes (aggravated assault, rape, robbery and murder) surpassed one million victims with the number to be even more staggering when the world numbers are added to the equation. The Emergency Alert Beacon will allow users to contact the proper authorities when an event happens, whether a user is in the United States or in a foreign country.

The check-in button is used to activate the service and alerts the user’s contacts to let them know where their current location is, alerts people of the user’s arrival and also provides the user’s location on a map.

With the rise of convicted sex offenders being released back into society, this app can provide peace of mind for parents to alert them when their children have arrived home or to a specified location. By showing on a map where a teenager is when they check-in, it will allow parents to verify that there teenager is where they say they are going to be. With the rise in underage drinking, this application will help parents relax a little bit more when their teen goes out.

The Emergency Alert button is another essential feature of the Emergency Alert Beacon. By pressing the button one time, it sends an emergency panic alert to up to five friends or family members with an emergency message and a location from where the button was pushed. Pushing the button twice will contact friends and family while simultaneously calling 911. If the user cannot speak to the 911 operator, a message is also sent to the operator to alert her of an emergency situation.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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