BuddyGuard: GEOS Search & Rescue at the Tip of your iPhone



BuddyGuard: GEOS Search & Rescue at the Tip of your iPhone
BuddyGuard, a new iPhone application introduced on Friday by is an app that could replace a dedicated personal tracking device if you intend to travel in unfamiliar places. The premium version ($120) offers one year of search & rescue subscription provided by security firm GEOS.

How it works?

When an alarm is triggered, BuddyGuard sends automated emergency notifications to designated contacts via phone, text message and email. Text message and email notifications include audio and video files captured by BuddyGuard along with a link to a map showing the last recorded location.

BuddyGuard users can choose from two alarm settings for activating emergency alerts. The one-touch alarm sends alerts with a simple touch of a button prominently displayed on the BuddyGuard app screen. The time-out alarm allows users to set a "check-in" time, and a user's failure to respond to the application prompts at that time will trigger an emergency alert. Users can disable a false or accidental alert by simply entering the PIN they select during setup to send a message via email and text notifying emergency contacts they are safe.



BuddyGuard: GEOS Search & Rescue at the Tip of your iPhone
BuddyGuard: GEOS Search & Rescue at the Tip of your iPhone
Through a partnership with GEOS, a global provider of private security and search and rescue services, BuddyGuard offers a premium version of its personal security app equipped to give users additional security all over the world.

In the premium version, BuddyGuard emergency alerts reach personal emergency contacts and GEOS' International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC). The IERCC will relay captured audio, video and GPS data along with a description of the situation to local authorities, emergency responders and national embassies if needed. GEOS will also coordinate emergency response efforts, authorize any additional search and rescue efforts it deems necessary - including private aircraft or helicopter charters, private search teams, translators, etc. - and cover the costs up to $100,000 per year and $50,000 per any single incident with underwriting provided by Lloyd's of London.

Monday, March 14th 2011


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