As a woman in real estate safety is always my top priority. And with a passion for fashion, accessories are a big part of my wardrobe. Finally, I can combine the two with CUFF – a good looking line of smart jewelry that notifies your contacts when danger arises.
Here's how it works:
Set up a network of people who you'd like to be notified when you need help.
In an emergency, simply press and hold your piece of jewelry for 2-3 seconds. Your network will receive a text message indicating you need help. All they need to do is access the Cuff app to see your location on a map, and, if needed, they can simply tap to call 911. Finally, if the piece of jewelry is open at the time the alert is triggered, your emergency contacts will be able to hear live audio streaming from your phone. The Cuff will work as long as the Cuff and your phone are within 20-30 ft of each other – all through the magic of Bluetooth.
I think my favorite is the Lucky Bracelet.
To see the full collection visit https://cuff.io.
Cuff is currently compatible with iOS and Android phones only.
As a female realtor, safety is one of my top concerns – in fact it is my number one priority. When you think about it at at a very rudimentary level realtors do many things on a weekly basis that our parents told us never to do. Don't let a stranger into your home. Don't offer rides to people you don't know. Yet a huge element of real estate is hosting open houses and showing homes to your clients – both of which technically involve letting strangers into your home, or at least the home you're responsible for that 2-3 hour window, and driving relative strangers around from house to house on the days that we're showing properties.
There are many tricks and tools we use to protect ourselves, vet our clients and ensure we're in control of the situation at all times. And I'm grateful that today technology can play a role in our safety. I recently discovered two great apps that almost every women should know about – not just realtors.
The first is GLYMPSE. It's a fast, free and simple way to share your location. Send a Glympse to your selected contacts to let them know where you are. Request a Glympse from a friend who's running late. It's easier and faster than a phone call or a text message, works across mobiles, tablets or a desktop. Once you've downloaded the app, you can send a Glympse to anyone in your contacts – no software is required at their end to receive. When I host open houses, I always ensure my husband knows where I am, and what time to expect me home. Sending him a Glympse is a lot more convenient than remembering to write it on a Post-It and stick it to the fridge. Download it at www.glympse.com
React Mobile is a safety app that turns your smartphone into a lifeline. With GPS and tracking capabilities you can alert your selected contacts to your whereabouts with just one click. It features three different alert capabilities – 'I'm Fine' giving everyone piece of mind, 'Follow Me' allowing your network to literally track your whereabouts, or 'Help Me' which will trigger a call to 911. You can use the app via your smartphone, or buy the Sidekick device for those times that taking a phone is not practical. Learn more at www.reactmobile.com
Be safe my friends!