If you often walk alone or are concerned for your health, then you should consider iHelp Plus for iPhone. iHelp Plus is a personal security app that puts an alarm and a personal security monitoring system right at your finger tips.
First and foremost, iHelp Plus is a place for you to store emergency contacts and important medical information. It is also an alarm system that lets you call, text or email your emergency contacts with just a few quick taps. Each distress message you send contains your location information and a request to call the police for assistance.
Besides the basic alarm, there's a delayed alarm that you can set when you take a walk or venture on a shopping trip. You pick the length of time needed for the activity, and the delayed alarm will remain dormant until you reach your destination and turn it off. If you don't reach your destination on time, the alarm will send off a distress message on your behalf.
There's also a secret alarm that you can use when confronted by an attacker. If you are forced to turn off an alarm, you can enter your PIN in reverse and secretly activate a hidden alarm. To your attacker, it'll look like you've turned off your alarm, but iHelp Plus will continue to run in the background and send location updates to your emergency contacts.
Last but not least, iHelp Plus includes a personal alarm monitoring system that's available around the clock to respond to your request for help. The app includes a free 30-day trial of the monitoring service, and you can extend this subscription using an in-app purchase.
iHelp Plus isn't for everyone, but it could be a lifesaver for the elderly, students and older children. The app is available for $0.99 from the iOS App Store and the monitoring service costs $6.99 per month.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in
- Weight 5.04 oz
- Released 2015-09-25