From AlertSomeone.com: Going hiking? Just want to get away for a quick overnighter in the mountains and don’t want to be bothered?
What if you fall, break your leg and have no cell phone service? The answer is simple… tell AlertSomeone where you are heading and if you don’t come home on time, we’ll alert your friends and family or the local park ranger or whomever you tell us to!
Using the AlertSomeone system is very easy to do. After creating an account online, and receiving your password via email, you can begin to use the system by navigating to the AlertSomeone.com site and creating an event that is associated with a trip you will be taking away from your home.
The first step in creating an event is to provide AlertSomeone with a list of email recipients, along with a text message detailing key information such as where you will be going, and when you expect to return. The next step is to schedule a date and time for the newly-created message to “fire” should you not make it back home to check in to the website and cancel the sending of the message. If you do fail to check-in to the site, the system will automatically send your email message to alert the person (or people) on your event’s recipient list.
Creating an account and using the AlertSystem system is currently free of charge, but I suspect that could change in the near future due primarily to the fact that the system is really quite useful in terms of adding a preemptive layer of personal security when the user is away from the home.
For those who are technologically “plugged-in” and partake in activities such as internet dating, hiking, camping or fishing, this solution is for you. Also, it is a simple security measure that can be taken that could easily save your life, or the life of someone you care about.