In the world of corporate travel, safety and security are paramount. Business travelers require reliable tools to ensure their well-being while navigating unfamiliar territories. Two popular options are FoneTrac, a travel safety app for iPhone, or Apple’s built-in Emergency SOS feature. In this blog, we will compare these two solutions to determine the best travel safety app for corporate travelers.
FoneTrac: A Dedicated Travel Safety App for Corporate Travelers
FoneTrac is a comprehensive travel safety app for business travelers designed to address their unique needs. The app offers several key features, including:
Panic Alert: FoneTrac’s panic alert feature allows users to send an immediate distress signal to their organization’s security team and GlobalSecur’s team of security experts and resources worldwide. This feature ensures that assistance is available in the event of any emergency.
Check-in: With FoneTrac, users can easily check-in with their employers or family members at predetermined intervals or upon arrival at a destination. This feature provides peace of mind to both the traveler and their organization and can be prompted by loading itinerary destinations.
Travel Safety Resources: FoneTrac offers access to real-time travel safety additions, such as pre-travel destination reports, emergency response and evacuation services, risk assessments, vetted hotels, and secure transportation and event services. The GPS functions of FoneTrac are fine without these additions, but used in tandem with the app provides a far more comprehensive security resource for travelers.
Customizable Interface: Users can personalize the app to suit their specific needs, including language preferences and escalation points of contact.
iPhone’s Emergency SOS: A Built-in Solution for All Users
Emergency SOS is a built-in feature on iPhones that allows users to call emergency services quickly and discreetly. The main features include:
- Rapid Emergency Call: By simultaneously pressing and holding the side button and one of the volume buttons, users can quickly initiate a call to emergency services.
- Auto-Call and Countdown: The Auto-Call feature dials emergency services automatically after a countdown, allowing users to cancel the call if it was triggered accidentally.
- Emergency Contacts Notification: Emergency SOS sends a message to the user’s pre-selected emergency contacts, informing them of the user’s location.
Comparison: FoneTrac vs Emergency SOS
When comparing the two options, several key differences emerge:
- Purpose: While Emergency SOS is designed for general emergency situations, FoneTrac is specifically tailored for corporate travelers. This focus enables FoneTrac to provide features and resources that cater to the unique needs of business travelers.
- Monitoring Services: FoneTrac offers professional monitoring services that can prompt a check-in from end-users, providing valuable resources and assistance in emergencies. Emergency SOS does not have this feature, relying solely on local emergency services.
- Travel Safety Information: FoneTrac’s access to real-time travel safety information, and pre-travel destination reports, is a significant advantage for corporate travelers. Emergency SOS does not provide this information, potentially leaving users unaware of potential risks.
- Customization: FoneTrac offers customizable responses when check-in and panic alerts are pressed, allowing users to tailor the app and the security response to their specific needs.
Although iPhone’s Emergency SOS is a valuable built-in feature, FoneTrac’s dedicated travel safety app for iPhone offers more comprehensive and tailored support for corporate travelers. With panic alerts, and check-in capabilities that can be prompted by travel itineraries, travel safety resources, and other monitoring customization options, FoneTrac is designed to address the unique needs of business travelers.
To learn more about FoneTrac for iPhone and how the ancillary security services support business travelers abroad, visit the FoneTrac website or call us. Equip yourself and your organization with the tools necessary to ensure safe and secure corporate travel.