It’s likely that you or a REALTOR® you know has felt unsafe on the job. REALTORS® often work alone, in unfamiliar situation and with relative strangers. And while helping clients is an important part of the job, living in fear is not healthy! Safety should be a priority. Statistics show that 43.4% of Canadians check their smartphones at least every 30 minutes. Did you know you can use your smartphone to increase your safety with a tap of your screen?
Since 2019, AREA has partnered with Kinetic Global to help protect members when they are alone or feel unsafe. Kinetic Global is a premier mobile safety application to request immediate emergency assistance. The app provides real-time global threats to increase your situational awareness. No matter where you are, immediate emergency assistance is at your fingertips.
“It is always disturbing to hear of situations where my peers have felt unsafe, sadly I have been there as well. The REALTOR® safety app has given me the opportunity to be proactive about my safety. The application is user friendly and includes both timer and thumb modes as well as a silent alarm option. With this app in hand I feel prepared for whatever unexpected situations come my way.” AREA Director Jennifer Gilbert, Associate Broker, Coldwell Banker City Side Realty
When using thumb mode an alert is activated the moment your thumb leaves the phone screen. Emergency services will be notified promptly.
Timer mode allows you to set the time you check in once you have arrived at your destination safely.
With threat intelligence, you will be alerted with threat notifications in your area, as well as add your own report for others.
Using LifeLines, you can put your loved ones’ minds at ease by fill in the names and numbers of friends and family who will be notified in the case of an emergency.
Ready to get started? Download Kinetic Global app to your mobile device from the app store. Follow instructions from the Kinetic Global onboarding email to enroll through Flex-N-Gate on the app and then set up the app according to your own preferences.
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Visit our website for more information, including REALTOR® Safety App Frequently Asked Questions and How To guides, or contact us at 403-228-6845 with your questions.
September is REALTOR® Safety Month. Visit the National Association of REALTORS® for more safety tips and tricks.