As a REALTOR®, it’s important you have a personal safety protocol in place that you use every day with every client, like when meeting new clients, showing properties or sharing information online. There are a variety of tools you can add to your personal safety protocol, such as the smartphone apps and safety products listed here.
Note: The safety applications and products listed are for informational purposes only. They are not endorsed by nor have they been vetted by the National Association of REALTORS®, and their inclusion on this website does not constitute a recommendation by NAR and should not be inferred as suggesting a preference over other applications or products currently available in the market. The information provided is a selection of safety resources designed to help you determine what tools may best fit into your personal and professional life.
KATANA Safety™ is the world’s first personal security system that attaches to your smartphone. The layered system bypasses a locked screen by triggering a loud audible alarm or pushing a discreet silent panic button. A 24/7 Response Center is alerted and contacts the appropriate emergency services with your GPS location. They may also activate your Circle of Seven, a network of your colleagues in your KATANA Safety app.
KATANA Safety app with $9.99 monthly subscription to the 24/7 call center.
Mace Alert 911
With Mace Alert 911, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing help is available in any emergency situation. This hand-held device offers two-way voice communications directly to 911. No phone is needed and there are no monthly charges. With just a touch of a button, you will be connected in a 911 Emergency Dispatcher whenever you need assistance.
Price: $199.99 for the device.
ORA is a personal safety device disguised in beautiful jewelry and sportswear. When you push the button on the device, your phone will sound a loud alarm to deter would-be attackers. Instant notifications will also be sent to your unlimited network of contacts. They receive a notification letting them know where you are and that you need help. If there's no response after two minutes, your phone will call 911.
Price: $199.95 to $299.95 (no monthly subscription).
Prop Lock is a simple and effective way to mitigate the risk posed by closed doors. This safety lock keeps doors propped open and prevents someone from maliciously creating a confined space.
Price: Must contact company.
V.ALRT is an ergonomically designed device can be carried discreetly in a pocket or a bag or worn as a bracelet or pendant. When pushed, the V.ALRT button pings your smartphone and sends personalized texts to three emergency contacts. These messages indicate that help is needed and also provide your GPS coordinates.