Our family always travel together because it makes us feel secured and close together. However with all the recent crime cases happening in KL, every time we return home I feel slightly paranoid about the safety of our family. When the danna is not around, I avoided going out with cheesiepetits on my own and even when the danna comes back late without notice, I felt worried for him although most of the time it was just his meeting stretched on too long.
It would be nice to know where exactly your family members are even when you have to be apart, wouldn’t it?
Digi has answered this question with their latest app: Family Safety App.
What is Family Safety App?
This app is specially designed for families to always stay connected and keep their kids safe.
It allows a customer to create a family account up to seven family members and protect everyone with several key features.
Family Location is of course the most important feature. It is used to locate your family on your smartphone or the web in real time. I have registered myself while traveling in Japan, and yes the app works even when you are out of the country!
That’s me, in Tokyo. This is after I zoomed out much further. When you click on a family member, it will show you exactly where the person is.
It shows that we are in our apartment in Tokyo. The GPS is insanely accurate.
I am 24/7 together with Junya and Sakura since they are still very young, but imagine if you have older kids who go to school or teenagers who love hanging out with friends and always too conveniently forget to inform their parents (I used to be one! haha), this would be extremely useful to protect your kids and give yourself a the peace of mind.
Other features are Geo-fencing to create safety zones for family members and Notifications to give alert when family members arrive or leave the designated areas.
There are also Check-ins to regularly inform others where you are, Panic Alert to send an emergency alert with your location to all family phones,
This is useful during emergencies and when you are unable to make a call/text.
The other features also include Parental Controls to restrict phone usage to family phone numbers and control when certain apps can be used and Phone Security which allows you to find, ring, lock and wipe any family phone if lost or stolen.
I like how GPS capabilities are making our lives better. I am still addicted to PokemonGo and now data connections can be also used as a tool to protect our family.
A lot of people argue whether to give young kids a smart phone. I think it is essential especially in Malaysia that smartphones should be used for the purpose of protecting our kids. Whether you allow gaming and other entertainment is your own prerogative.
So! There are two types of accounts:
Family Safety Basic (FOC) allows a user to:
- Connect up to 2 family members
- Check your family’s location whenever you need
- Check-in on a specific location (e.g. know when your kids get to school)
- Create up to 2 Safety Areas to get automatic geofencing alerts
- See how was the day by glancing your Family Activity
- Immediately alert all family members by sending a Panic Alert
Family Safety Premium (RM5/month):
- Connect up to 7 phones, tablets or wearables and add all your family members
- Create more areas
- Connect your kids to your family map with Digi’s friendly and affordable wearable locators (coming soon)
- Restrict calls to your family phone numbers and control when apps can be used
- Find, ring, lock and wipe any family phone if lost or stolen
Now you can always stay close, safe and connected with everyone in your family.
The Digi Family Safety app is currently downloadable Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Currently, the premium plan is free for the first 30 days for Digi customers.
For more info you can log on to digi.my/familysafety!