Overview: FOREWARN allows agents to work safer and smarter by instantly verifying a prospect’s identity and potential risks prior to a face-to-face engagement.
How it works: In seconds, with as little information as a phone number or name, agents can verify a prospect’s identity, criminal records, bankruptcies, liens, judgments, address history, and property records all in one place, leading to safer and more productive interactions. FOREWARN customers can log in and access the service via the FOREWARN mobile app or from a web browser.
Price: $20/month with an annual agreement for individual agents. Discounts are available for brokerages and associations purchasing licenses in volume.
Overview: Agents using Homesnap Pro can now set a Safety Timer when they go to a showing with an unfamiliar client.
How it works: Prior to a showing, set a timer for how long you expect to be at the location and select your emergency contacts. If the timer expires, a text message will be sent to your emergency contacts that you are in distress. You can also send an instant distress alert to your emergency contacts with just one tap.
Price: Free for REALTORS®
Overview: Kleard is an app that provides smart technology for open houses and showings by verifying buyers in real-time. This means better overall safety and more productive open houses.
How it works: A 2019 NAR REACH® Company, Kleard is an app that provides smart technology for open houses and showings by verifying buyers in real-time. Some features include: automated safety alerts if you don't end a showing, urgent alerts for both showings and open houses, courtesy start/end notifications for emergency contacts, and validated open house sign in information.
Open houses with Kleard are safer and more productive since information is verified on-the-spot with plenty of productivity tools included to help you get closer to your next transaction.
Price: Kleard Lite is free and Kleard Pro is $19.99/month. Special pricing available for MLS and REALTOR® Associations.
Overview: LifeLine Response is the first and only patent-protected personal safety mobile app that utilizes natural human reaction to respond to emergency situations.
How it works: Through codes and interaction, you can set an alert for emergency contacts that you are in danger. Trigger an extremely loud alarm to deter attackers or use the silent alarm to ask for help. Once an alert is detected, the response verification center will reach out to assess the situation and contact authorities with your GPS location, if necessary.
Price: $9.99 annual subscription.
For $19.95 a month, PeopleSmart can perform a background check on prospective clients before you meet them.
Overview: Built by a top real estate agent for top real estate agents, PROtect is an app for iOS and Android that helps improve your personal safety when you are working alone hosting a private showing or open house.
How it works: PROtect allows you to add your office manager, team members, friends or even family as emergency contacts (or what we call “PROtectors”). The app then monitors your location during your open house or private showing and automatically sends out an SOS to your PROtectors when the you haven’t checked in at the pre-scheduled time or if you indicate you are in an emergency situation. But PROtech also goes a step further than simply blasting out an alert. In the event of an SOS, the app provides tools to your PROtectors so they can co-ordinate their actions, locate you, and help get you out of distress, even if they may not know each other personally.
Price: 100% free trial. Unlimited use subscriptions start at $39.99/year. Volume discounts and monthly pay-as-you-go billing available for brokerage/corporate purchases.
Overview: When using SafeShowings a real estate professional can feel confident they are doing everything they can to deter criminal activity by capturing and validating the identity of those they bring into a home.
How it works: SafeShowings is the first app of its kind! It captures an image of the potential buyer’s face. If you are unable to end a showing safely, the SafeShowings app will not only notify your emergency contacts and 911, it securely captures an image of the perpetrator’s face. This approach deters criminal behavior because the person intending to do harm will be trackable or will be deterred all together. Download the SafeShowings app on the iOS and Android app stores.
Price: Monthly subscription $4.99/month / Annual subscription $49.99/year.
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Overview: Have you ever seen something suspicious, but weren’t sure how to report it? Now you can. Download See Something Send Something and you can inform authorities if you see a potential threat.
How it works: The See Something Send Something system developed by My Mobile Witness connects concerned citizens, first responders and law enforcement directly to key intelligence centers throughout the United States. Submitted tips are routed through a network of State Fusion centers run by State Police and State Offices of Homeland Security & Preparedness. The system routes geo tagged suspicious activity reports using a patent pending methodology for storing law enforcement data and protecting citizens privacy.
Price: Download for free for Apple and Android.
Overview: Providing ways for agents to stay safe at showings is a priority for SentriLock, NAR’s official lockbox solution and REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. The SentriKey® Real Estate app includes an Agent Safety Feature that provides an automatic way for contacts to be alerted in the case of an unexpected or potentially dangerous situation.
How it works: When using the SentriKey® app to open a lockbox, the Agent Safety Feature will launch. After a set time (approximately 90 seconds, or as determined by the agent), the app will prompt for a status update and will alert your designated emergency contacts if you do not or cannot confirm you are safe.
Price: The app is free to download and is available to those using any SentriLock lockbox. SentriLock lockboxes are available through your local REALTOR® association, MLS or broker.
Trust Stamp is a 2016 NAR REACH® Company. The Trust Stamp app for REALTORS® is a quick and simple tool to establish the identity and trustworthiness of a stranger before meeting them and/or providing access to your client’s home or property. This app is available only to members of the National Association of REALTORS® and is accessed using your NRDS number.
Overview: Wearsafe uses location, audio, group chat, and one-touch 911 making it the smartest way to call for help.
How it works: At the first sign of trouble, pressing the Wearsafe Tag keeps you a step ahead of the situation. It uses the power of your phone to alert friends and family of your location, sends them audio from the scene, and starts a live chat room where they can coordinate a response or call 911. All while keeping your phone—your lifeline—out of sight.
Price: Subscriptions start at just just $5 per month. Cancel anytime. Visit www.wearsafe.com.