ShoutSafe is a free online service designed to help you communicate with friends
and family in the case of major events or disasters. ShoutSafe uses e-mails, SMS
text messages and the Web to keep those who are important to you informed of
your safety. There are many types of major events and disasters - from the
natural, such as tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods to the man-made,
such as bombings and terrorism. ShoutSafe makes it easier to get your message
to those you know.
Get the most out of ShoutSafe
To get the most out of ShoutSafe do the following steps.
1. Create an account
When you create an account you have the ability to send messages from ShoutSafe,
and view the blogs and status of friends and family. To create an account
and fill in the form. When you create an account and when you log in you will go
to your My Account page.
2. Edit Preferences
From your My Account page click the View link on the Preferences section.
On the preferences page you can set your Personal Details, add SMS Credit and change
your Password. Filling in the Personal Preferences Section is not compulsory, to
use ShoutSafe, but certain parts of the site use the information. To use SMS Activated
messages you will need to fill in the mobile number section with your mobile number,
to use timer messages you need to set up a time zone.
3. Add Contacts
To send messages you need to add Contacts to your account. Click the View link in
the Contacts section or one of the links within the sections. When you add a contacts
they will be Pending until the contact accepts you as a contact. They will not be
able to receive messages while they are in the pending state.
4. Send Message, Add Diary Or Add Itinerary Entry
You are now ready to use ShoutSafe. You can send messages immediately
by sending SMS messages to ShoutSafe's SMS number or from the Send Now! section. You
can also send messages from the Timer Messages and Messages sections.
Diary and Itinerary
entries can be managed from the Diary & Itinerary section. They can be sent by SMS and/or email to your contacts
just like your messages.
The heart of Shout Safe is its messaging system. This unique feature allows
you to send messages to your contacts by e-mail or SMS text. You can send
messages from the www.shoutsafe.com, by sending ShoutSafe an SMS or by
contacting a trusted contact who can access your account.
To send an SMS activated message, text your message to
You can also use ShoutSafe to send Timer Messages – automatic messages which can
be sent at a predetermined time. The message will be sent to your contacts
unless you deactivate it before it is due to be sent.
Use the ShoutSafe diary to keep a diary of your experiences. The diary allows your friends and family
to follow your travels. You can add photos and video to your diary entries. Diary entries can be added
through the ShoutSafe website or by sending your new diary entry by SMS to ShoutSafe.
To add a new diary entry by SMS send "DIARY" followed by your message or "DIARY [LOCATIONID]" followed by your message to
When adding a new diary to ShoutSafe you can specify the location where the diary entry occured.
Locations are linked to the maps used in ShoutSafe to see where events have occured. You can add locations
through the website, but not by SMS.
To get a list of your locations sent to you by SMS send "LOCATIONS" to
Your contacts in ShoutSafe can receive your messages as e-mails or SMS messages.
If they have their own accounts with ShoutSafe, they can also view your diary
You can also nominate contacts to be Trusted contacts. A Trusted contact can
update your status and blogs and send messages when you are not available to do
it yourself. All you have to do is send word to them, and they can update your
details for you, passing the information along to your entire network.
News and Incidents
ShoutSafe also contains up-to-the-minute news updates from multiple trusted
sources. We receive news information from the BBC, ABC and WikiNews, filtered
by the topics and events that are the most pertinent to ShoutSafe users.
ShoutSafe also provides current information about disasters and events from
around the world.
Help is available on all ShoutSafe commands and capabilities. To get more help when using ShoutSafe, just move your mouse over a pertinent ?
icon, and help will pop up.
We now have plastic cards containing essential contact information and SMS short
codes. The SMS short codes are used to access your account by SMS. If you want a
card please contact us through the Contact Us