Telling Someone You’re Lost Is As Easy As Two Taps

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Telling Someone You’re Lost Is As Easy As Two Taps

Being in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation is a frightening experience. With adrenaline pumping through your veins and the fight-or- flight response kicking in, it’s critical to make the right decision at the right time to keep yourself safe. If you’re lost and you can feel yourself start to panic, take a deep breath and calmly pull out your phone or Apple Watch.
With Virtual Halo, your personal safety app, installed on these devices telling someone you’re lost and need help is as easy as two quick taps on the screen. Here’s how it works:

Check-In To Let Them Know You’re OK

If you’ve gone off the grid or you’re simply traveling away from home, Virtual Halo lets you send a quick, simple message to your preset list of emergency contacts that lets them know you’re okay. You can even opt to send your location for an extra sense of safety and security. In 2018 this feature is expanding to allow you to automatically check in with your contacts throughout the day, with the option to immediately notify them with your last known location if you do not respond.

Send an Instant SOS If You’re Not

On the other hand, if you are not okay and find that you’ve lost your way, sending an SOS is as easy as tap-tap on the screen of your phone or Apple Watch. Virtual Halo comes equipped with a panic button that will send an instant SOS notification to your emergency contacts that lets them know you’re in danger. This comes in handy when you’re lost, because it sends GPS coordinates of your last known location with the SOS so they can send help directly to you.

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Go Adventuring with Confidence

Before your next adventure begins, be sure to plan ahead and download Virtual Halo to your devices. Having an Apple Watch on your wrist with the app ready to go is a quick and efficient way to send an SOS if you do happen to get lost. It’s an intuitive personal safety app designed with you in mind, so you can go adventuring confidently, and get help if you need it.

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The Digital Karate For Your Personal Safety

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The Digital Karate For Your Personal Safety

You’re an adventure-seeker. You love the thrill of travel and you’re brimming with passion - passion for life, and passion for living. But with adventure often comes risk, no matter how big or small, so it’s important to keep yourself safe and secure.

One of the most efficient ways to keep yourself safe is with Virtual Halo, the digital karate for yourpersonal safety. Here’s how this easy-to- use app is keeping you and your loved ones safe, from the youngest adventurer to the most established traveler:

Virtual Halo is Reactive OR Pro-Active

With Virtual Halo on your side, you’re encouraged to experience the joy of life with peace of mind knowing you have access to help when you need it. The app is designed to stay in the background without giving anyone access to your personal information or location unless you want them to have it. But if you do need to ask for help, it’s as simple as a button click to send a push notification to an emergency contact of your choice.

It’s Simple and Efficient

With four different options, you can let your contact know how you are anytime, anywhere.

  • SOS is a panic button. Use it to send an SOS notification along with your location to your emergency contacts to let them know you’re in danger.
  • Check-in allows you to let your contacts know you’re safe.
  • Going Out is a proactive alert. If you haven’t checked in after a preset activity and time, Virtual Halo will automatically send a message to your contacts along with your last known geographic location.
  • I’m OK checks in on you throughout the day. If you’re not OK, or you don’t respond, Virtual Halo alerts your contacts and sends them your last known location. (Feature coming in 2018)
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Personal Safety with a Kick

Next time you’re our adventuring, make sure you bring your cell phone with Virtual Halo downloaded, installed and ready to go. Strap on your Apple Watch for even quicker access to our safety app when you need it. It’s like having a digital karate master always by your side.

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Why Your Child Should Have An iPhone

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Why Your Child Should Have An iPhone

We live in a very mobile and tech-savvy society. Smartphones and iPhones are found everywhere, in the hands of the old and young alike. And for good reason.

Modern smartphones have become miniature computers with their capabilities and processing power. This has allowed them to become essential tools in everyday life for virtually everyone - most especially children. Children have adopted the technology as part of a societal norm, using them for social communication, keeping track of their schedules for school and sports and even researching for class assignments.

But there are two essential reasons why your child should have an iPhone:

1. iPhones Help You Stay Connected

You have a busy schedule, and with classes, sports and other social events in your child’s life,
they do, too. How can you stay on top of everything? The iPhone lets you sync calendars so
you can see what your child is doing and when, and it also gives you an avenue to stay in
constant communication if anything should change. And you don’t even have to call each other
to do that anymore. With the iPhone you can send a quick iMessage with an update.

2. iPhones Let You Know Where They Are

It’s a big world out there, so one of the first things you should connect on your phones is Find
My Friends. This app lets you see where your child is on a GPS-like map. This is handy for
parents with busy bee children with full calendars so you can always keep an eye out to make
sure they’re safe at a game, birthday party or otherwise.

 
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iPhones As Safety Tools

Ultimately, as a parent, you want to keep your child safe. And the iPhone is a great way to do
that, quickly and easily. Once you have the phone set up with basic features and Find My
Friends, go to the app store and download Virtual Halo. This safety app gives your child access
to help, instantly, if they need it. It also lets them check in with you with just the touch of a button to let you know they’re safe, without taking time away from their social life. And for the really tech savvy family, the app now works with the Apple Watch with LTE connectivity, so they don’t even have to unlock their phone.

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Keeping Your Real Estate Team Safe Is Easier Than You Think

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Keeping Your Real Estate Team Safe Is Easier Than You Think

Being on your own can be both exciting, and scary. This is especially true for real estate agents that are consistently meeting new home buyers and traveling to homes alone. How can you be sure that your real estate team is safe while they’re out doing what they do best? Follow these tips to keep them safe:

Keep a Schedule

Have each member of your team keep a schedule that shows open houses and meetings with home buyers in a collaborative calendar they can share with you and others. Make sure they include start and end times, details of whom they are meeting with and the address they will be at. This is a quick and simple way for you to keep tabs on your real estate team not only for business purposes, but for their safety. If anything were to happen, you would have an idea of where they were, when and who they may have been with.

 
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Download the Virtual Halo App

Virtual Halo can really make a difference when it comes to keeping your real estate team safe – with no extra work for you or them. Simply have each member of the team download the app to their iPhone and they will have access to help quickly and easily if anything were to happen while they’re on the job. Virtual Halo provides personal security in the form of both alerts and monitoring and gives each member of your team complete control of their privacy. This allows them to decide what information is given out, but also grants them access to help when they need it. They’ll also be able to send quick check-ins while visiting homes or meeting with clients to let you, or loved ones, know they’re safe.

Keeping Your Team Safe

With modern technology, it’s easier than ever before to help keep your team safe. You know they’ll be using their iPhone and bringing them with them on location, so using an online calendar and downloading an app are both efficient ways to take advantage of this technology.

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Three Life Changing Experiences For The Adrenaline Junkie

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Three Life Changing Experiences For The Adrenaline Junkie

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”

This quote from Hunter S. Thompson rings true with any adrenaline junkie, as any adrenaline
junkie can tell you there’s nothing more satisfying than the thrill you get from living life on the
edge. If you’re reading this and can relate to what we’re saying, then these next three life
changing experiences are for you:

1. Take a Dip in the Devil’s Pool

You’ll find Devil’s Pool at the Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, in Livingstone,
Africa. Take a trip out sometime between September and December, when the waters are at
just the right level to form a rock barrier between where you’ll be sipping on adrenaline and the
edge of this massive waterfall.

 
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2. Bike Death’s Road

Travel out to La Paz, Bolivia and grab a bike to head out to Death’s Road. The name probably
says enough to get the adrenaline going before you even get there, but this road is an
experience you’ll definitely want to have in your lifetime. It’s a 40-mile long, 11,000-foot descent narrow road that will get your heart racing with sheer drops. Even better? Most places don’t have guardrails.

3. Go Canyon Swinging

Visit Queenstown, New Zealand (any adrenaline junkie’s must-see destination) for the world’s
highest canyon swing. Get ready for some heart-pumping action as you free fall for almost 22
feet. Then relish in the glory as you look over Shotover Canyon. This experience can even be
customized with different types of jumps, so you can get one of the best adrenaline rushes of
your life.

Enjoy the Rush

While you’re out experiencing adrenaline rush after adrenaline rush, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. So before you go, download Virtual Halo onto your phone. The app makes it easy to keep in touch with friends and family to let them know you’re safe without taking away from your experience.

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