Emergency Beacon is a vital app for all outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who wants a little peace of mind. This app was made as a tool to help rescue teams identify victims of falls, avalanches, natural disasters, or any other emergency incident. Emergency Beacon can emit an audible alarm and send GPS coordinates by email or sms when the iPhone has a cellular data signal. Here are some of the key features:
- The audible alarm can be set to go off every 30, 60, 90, or 120 seconds.
- An unlimited number of email addresses and phone numbers can be pre-programmed to be automatically set in the “To:” field of the email/sms dialog.
- The survival guide features vital information to help you survive an emergency situation and is accessible offline.
Emergency Beacon is a must-have app for your iOS device.
Please note that this app does not have any affiliation with rescue organizations and is owned and updated by a completely outside source. The app's owner, developers, sponsors, and affiliates are in no way liable for the use/misuse of this application or the actions of the rescue team(s) working with the application. This app is made to be an extra tool in emergency situations and should not take the place of other safety measures.
The GPS functionality of the app is dependent on the location functionality of iOS devices. The ability to find coordinates and the accuracy of those coordinates is a function of the device and not Emergency Beacon.
If you have any questions or problems with the app, please let us know via our website. Thanks!
- Fixed issue for iOS 7 users unable to access location services.
Ratings and Reviews
Review of Emerg Beacon
I saw this in a BSA magazine. Downloaded, but would not work entirely. I emailed Nick with the problem and he responded within a day or two. In my experience, app developers seem resistant to respond. Nick said it was a new problem and he was working on a fix. Soon thereafter, he emailed me to say the fix was awaiting approval. Again, soon thereafter, I get an update from Apple...fix was in and works as advertised! I had just updated fix when I received an email from Nick advising update available. This Eagle Scout was punctual and thorough. I will be looking for future apps from him! Sorry so long with this, but I was taken-aback by such diligence.
Good to have
I hope that I never have to use this app, but the peace of mind I get from just having it on my phone is incredible. Also useful to send my location to others when they ask where I am.
Misread the app as emergency bacon when I first downloaded it but totally happy for the mis-read. Well worth the download.
Used it to help friends find where I was during an outdoor festival. Accurate and links directly to google maps! Very useful.
- Nicholas Entin
- 1.9 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2011 Nick Entin
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.