"Safeguard HK" mobile application provides useful information on safeguarding life and property in daily lives and while travelling, including:
● instant updates of Outbound Travel Alerts;
● commonly used travel phrases and vocabularies in 20 languages (with auto speech function) that cover daily life and emergency situations to facilitate users' communication with locals during travel;
● contact information of Chinese Embassies and Consulates;
● Hiker Tracking Service: Hikers may switch on this function and register with the mobile phone number. This will enable the app to temporarily record and track the user's location using GPS for the next 24 hours. Should there be any accident during the hike, the emergency rescue parties can locate the user with the registered mobile phone number to facilitate rescue operation;
● "My Hiking Journal" provides information and maps of hiking trails in Hong Kong. Users are able to search for hiking trails by region, difficulty and distance. With this feature, users' hiking routes could be shown on the map in real time. It also enables users to record their speed, distance, steps and duration during the hike. For users’ safety, the new feature also alerts users when they deviate from the hiking trails;
● "My Cycling Journal" provides information and maps of major cycling routes and mountain bike trails in Hong Kong. It also tells users the locations of and the number of bike parking spaces nearby. The feature allows cyclists to log rides as they travel, including speed, time and distance, while their cycling routes could be shown on the map in real time. Users could also share their record of rides to social media after completing the ride;
● push notifications on Outbound Travel Alert, specific traffic arrangement, weather warning and emergency alert;
● information on controlled and prohibited articles for export and import;
● land boundary control points waiting time;
● first aid procedures;
● SOS Tool Box which provides emergency help tools like "Safety Check", SOS whistle and SOS flashlight;
● real time weather information;
● emergency rescue helplines; and
● location of nearby police stations, accident & emergency departments, general out-patient clinics, country park first aid stations and help stations for emergencies;
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
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- Security Bureau
- 86.8 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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