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Get Home Safe

Personal Safety App for Family & Friends

Use the free GetHomeSafe - Personal Safety app to set yourself a safety timer for when you will check-in as safe. Add a few details and head off to do what you were going to do! 

Your plans are then shared with your selected family and/or friends for real-time GPS tracking updates and safety check-ins, with notes you make along the way. Instantly raise the alarm with the alert feature in the app. Alternatively, use our low-cost Bluetooth connected alert button to raise the alarm without touching your phone!

Check-in when you are home safe. Simple as that, and it's completely free! There are no catches, use this free app the next time you head out, and make sure you get home safe.


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Personal Safety Made Easy for Your Life

You choose when and why to use the free app. Have the reassurance an alert will be sent if you can’t call for help yourself, and/or you want to share your live GPS location with family and friends waiting at home for your safe arrival.

The top 5 most common uses are:

  • Walking Home
  • Long Distance Driving
  • Recreational Flying
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

There are many other common uses like fishing, mountain biking, hunting, boating and even going on a date. It's completely up to you when to use the app.

GPS tracking is strictly session-based. You are in complete control of who sees it, when they can see it, how long for, and most importantly when it's stopped. It is not a 24/7 feature providing a guardian angel feel to the platform, and not a big brother. 

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Why Is the App Free? What Is the Catch

This is a free personal safety app and the only annoying ads will be for GetHomeSafe ourselves. There is no catch, this app is simply a free promotional product that provides a small taste of the more comprehensive safety monitoring solutions we offer for Lone Worker Safety, Journey Management and Working Out of Coverage

That's it, no other hidden agenda or sneaky fees lying in wait to catch you out. It's an awesome product that is free for all who want it. Just remember the name GetHomeSafe and that we have more comprehensive solutions for your team at work or on the road.

We hope you enjoy using the app, please let us know your thoughts and feedback through our contact page and be sure to let your family and friends know about us!

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How it Works

Before you head out, open the app, enter a few details about what you're doing, select your live tracking/emergency contact(s) and set yourself a safety timer. 

With GetHomeSafe - Personal you can invite your contacts to view the GPS tracking of your activity in real time via email or SMS. Perfect for keeping loved ones updated with your progress or bragging about what you are up to!

During your activity, it's a good idea to open the app, check your progress and check-in every now and then, especially after you have been out of coverage for a while.

You can add notes along the way, perfect for recording changes of plan or updates to those watching your live tracking!

When you have safely completed what you were doing or got to where you were going, simply open the app and hit Finish. You must do this before the timer runs out or an alert is sent!

If you are running late, click on the plus symbol at the top of the timer and extend it.

There are built-in reminders that sound (even without coverage) to remind you to extend or finish your activity before your timer expires. Once you reach your destination or wish to deactivate tracking, simply hit the Finish button and the alerts will be deactivated.

You need phone coverage to Finish or extend tracking; so set your timers accordingly. Location sharing is stopped upon the safe completion of your activity or task.

If things haven't gone as planned and you don’t Finish tracking as anticipated the server sends an alert on your behalf via email and SMS* to the people you have nominated as contacts. The alerts are sent from the GetHomeSafe servers, not your phone. This means you don’t actually need a working phone or coverage for an alert to be sent! This is what makes GetHomeSafe simply clever, it is the ultimate safety net!

GetHomeSafe alerts your contacts when you can't, letting you call for help when you need it most. *For GetHomeSafe - Personal SMS alerts are optional and you will require credit on your GetHomeSafe account.

You’ll often be using GetHomeSafe regularly for the same thing(s). Once you have it set up you can tell others what you are doing faster and smarter than you can text them! Simply fill out what you'll be doing and how long it normally takes, hit the favorites tab and save it. Next time you go to use the app simply hit favorites, pick what you want to do, start tracking and off you go!

Every two minutes when the app sends an update of your tracking log to the server, it waits for confirmation that it has indeed been safely stored. 

If no confirmation is received (because you are out of coverage), the app will store the information on the phone and at the next scheduled location update it will send both locations to the server and await confirmation again. 

This process of successful storage confirmations or caching locations within the app carries on until you regain coverage; at which point all locations from out of coverage are then updated from the app back to the server.