Bond doesn’t automatically livestream when activated, but you have the option of video calling with an agent. They’ll talk with you until you’re safe and dispatch emergency responders if they detect danger.
If a video call seems like overkill, you can ask Bond agents to simply monitor your location until you arrive at your destination. If you go off course or don’t arrive within a certain time frame, Bond contacts you to make sure everything’s okay. If they can’t reach you, they call 911.
Bond’s “Ready an Agent” feature works like Noonlight’s SOS button. Just tap and hold the button when you feel uncomfortable. Release the button to connect with a Bond agent within five seconds.
Bond agents can also coordinate telemedicine services and dispatch physical bodyguards, roadside assistance, or rideshare drivers, but you may have to pay extra for these third-party services.
Finally, Bond is one of the few personal safety apps that turns your phone into a siren and a strobe light. Safety expert Pete Canavan recommends using these features to disorient someone long enough to put distance between them and you. They’re also great for attracting the attention of nearby helpers.
Bond is by far the most expensive personal safety app we’ve come across. Premium features cost $50 per month. If you use the service more than five times per month, the cost doubles to $100 per month. You get a discount by paying for a whole year up front.