One of the most important things you can do to stay safer on showings is to always let someone know when you’re on a showing and where you are. Connect Now™ Protect, the full-featured safety app included inside the Connect Now app makes it easy.
Simply press a single “Begin Showing” button and it automatically sends an SMS text alert to your emergency contacts letting them know you’re on a showing with a map of your precise location. Then, if you feel threatened during your showing, hit the big red “Panic” button to immediately text your emergency contacts that you need help.
Plus, if you unexpectedly leave the “Safety Radius” (possibly against your will), Connect Now will automatically trigger an emergency alert to your emergency contact(s), and map your real-time position so help can be deployed and you can be located immediately.
“A real estate agent makes a living meeting a complete stranger in an empty house.” —Tracey Hawkins, Safety & Security Source
An average of 75 deaths occur a year during real estate showings according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
40% of real estate professionals experienced a situation that made them fear for their personal safety. —2015 Member Safety Report, National Association of REALTORS
Connect Now Protect automatically records your exact geographic location. Simply select ‘BEGIN APPOINTMENT” to activate it… and an SMS text alert with a link to your map location is sent to your emergency contacts to let them know.
Click “End” when your appointment is complete… or “Panic” to text an alert for help to your emergency contacts. Note – Connect Now’s “geo-fencing” feature also automatically sends an alert if you leave the the showing location before ending your appointment.
Connect Now automatically texts your emergency contacts, and provides you with visual confirmation that the alert was sent, and a link to dial 9-1-1.