Thanks to the 24 hour news cycle, the world feels like a more dangerous place than ever. Here’s the good news: it’s not. Road accidents aren’t on the rise, the abduction rate isn’t increasing, and murder is no more popular now than it was in the past. Everything’s (mostly) fine.
And here’s the even better news: there’s a simple way to make yourself and your loved ones even safer than you already are.
ADT Go is one of those tools that feel totally indispensable as soon as you start using them. You’ll immediately wonder how you lived before installing the app – particularly if you have a family to protect.
Part of the ADT suite of security services, ADT Go is an app that lets you do a number of different things, all of them beneficial to your wellbeing and longevity.
First up, there’s the family locator function, which uses GPS to keep tabs on your family members, displaying their locations on a private map. Not only does this tracker give you real-time location data, but you can set it to give you automatic notifications when, e.g., your kids leave school, or stop driving.
And you can find out how they drove, too, with the app collecting data on speed, phone usage, and even how quickly the vehicle accelerates and stops.
This clever tech can detect when you or a loved one has been in a crash. If the unthinkable happens, you can get help instantly using ADT Go’s prominent SOS button, or the app can send its own rapid SOS alert to first responders, in case you’re not able to do it yourself.
If you’ve simply broken down, meanwhile, you can use ADT Go to summon roadside assistance.
While you wait for assistance to arrive, you might want to avail yourself of the app’s crime map function, to see what kind of area you’ve broken down in. Unsafe areas, crimes committed, and frequency statistics are all yours at the tap of a button.
Already an ADT customer? Then ADT and all it contains is totally free. Otherwise it’ll cost you $9.99 a month for the premium package – though you’ll get the family tracker and crime map for free.