1. You have a heart monitoring device that measures BPM. You enter the limits(specifically 60-100) and your device records a value that is outside the given range. Immediately sms is sent to your contacts alerting them of your high/low BPM.
2. You have a smoke detecting device. You open the app to check the smoke level in your house. If you see a high value then sms is sent and your contacts(mainly neighbours) are aware of a possible fire in your house.
3....and many more.
In short,this is the app you will be needing.
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