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How To Turn Your iPhone & Apple Watch Into Intuitive Life Savers

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How To Turn Your iPhone & Apple Watch Into Intuitive Life Savers

What’s the one thing you always carry with you no matter where you go?

Your phone.

Basically like a mini computer, these handheld devices are used for more than just making phone calls. They can grant you access to the internet, send a message across the world in a matter of seconds, and now - they can be used to send an instant SOS.

Here’s how you can turn your Apple into an intuitive life saver:

Step One: Download the Virtual Halo App

Start by visiting the app store and searching for Virtual Halo, your new personal safety app for students, travelers, adventurers and anyone on the go. From there, download the app to your phone and Apple Watch. When you open the app for the first time, you will be prompted to sign in or create an account. Follow the on-screen instructions to get the app set up to where getting help is as simple as the push of a button.

Step Two: Stay Safe with Reactive and Pro-active Features

Once the app is set up, getting help is as easy as one-two- three. Within your account, you should have an emergency contact list. The app will send your SOS message along with your last known GPS coordinates whenever you send an alert for help. When you don’t need it, the app will still be running in the background (without granting anyone visibility to your location without your permission), so you can enjoy the thrill of adventure without worrying about Big Brother.

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Step Three: Get Help When You Need It

With SOS, Check-in, Going Out and I’m OK features, you can go adventuring more comfortably knowing you have access to help when you need it. Virtual Halo has been designed with virtually everyone in mind, from children to traveling businessmen, and its features allow customization to work for everyone. Keep your emergency contacts in-the- know, or reserve the app for a quick SOS only when you need to. No matter how you use it, Virtual Halo turns your iPhone and Apple Watch into intuitive life savers.

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Personal Security Is Changing It Up For Home Health Care Providers

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Personal Security Is Changing It Up For Home Health Care Providers

Home health care providers offer a wide variety of home health services for both illnesses and injuries. These trained professionals carry a heavy responsibility to provide quality care to their patients, but travel carries inherent risks for them. Not only are they consistently traveling from place to place, either in a car, bus or other method of transportation, but they are also meeting multiple people throughout the day, many of which they may have never met before.

Here’s how personal security is changing it up for these home health care providers:

Taking Proactive Measures for Safety

Before they go out, home health care providers are now equipped with various types of safety measures to keep them safe while out on the job. Many of these are proactive, like the personal safety app Virtual Halo. These providers need to keep their phones on them at all times in case they are called to visit another patient unexpectedly or management needs to get in touch with them. By having Virtual Halo installed on this device, they have a personal safety net that works in the background without granting unpermitted access to their location or information. One of the app’s many features includes the ability to check in with a set of emergency contacts, such as their manager, throughout the day to let them know they’re okay, or send a message for help if they’re not.

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Keeping Home Health Care Providers Safe

If the home health care provider feels uncomfortable, or that they may potentially be stepping into a dangerous situation at any time, they should have access to help when they need it. Personal security is keeping them safe by giving them access to more tools that enable them to avoid or escape these types of situations. Virtual Halo is just one of these many tools, which can also work reactively in the event of an emergency to request help when they need it by sending an instant SOS with their last known location to a list of preset emergency contacts. It’s making keeping home health care providers safe easier than ever before!

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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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Don't Let Your Teen Leave For College Without Their Personal SOS

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Don't Let Your Teen Leave For College Without Their Personal SOS

For teens, going off to college is an exciting, and liberating milestone.

But for parents, this event can be terrifying. Especially if they go to school out of state, as nearly 14% of students do.

As a parent, how can you feel confident that your teen will be safe even when you aren’t there? Start by talking to them about safety and precautions they should take, then take advantage of the one thing you know they’ll never go a second without - their cell phone.


Install Their Personal SOS

As your teen is busy preparing for their new classes stocking up on pens, papers and books, scratch one more thing off the to do list by downloading Virtual Halo to their cell phone. Virtual Halo is a personal safety app that will give you peace of mind by giving your teen access to quick and convenient SOS notification in the event of an emergency.

The app was designed with the college student in mind. When your teen uses the SOS, it not only sends a message to you and their chosen, trusted contacts, and can also be setup to text their campus security as well. This way, you can relax (as much as possible) knowing that nearby help is on the way. It’s free to use for basic services, with extended services costing only $1.99 per month; peace of mind as your teen strolls around campus.


Education is Important, but…

We know their safety comes first. That’s why we developed an app to give your teen the ability to immediately contact those closest to them for help when they need it. With the app, they can check in, mark when they’re going out and use the innovative Going Out Mode. When active, Going Out will automatically send an SOS if it's not disabled by the time they originally set. So you and your teen can always feel safe, anywhere, at any time.

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