THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Friday launched ‘iSafe’ - a mobile application devised for the safety of women. The app, launched ahead of the International Women’s Day on Sunday, was developed by the IT firm UST Global following an instruction from the City Police.
“This is part of Nirbhaya Keralam project which was launched in Kochi recently. Thiruvananthapuram is the second district to implement the project, which will be extended to eight other districts too,” the Minister said.
‘’With this new application, women would be able to send instant alerts to the police control room by using the ‘Panic’ button or with a long press of volume rocker (down) key of their mobile phones. City Police Control Room receives the alert along with information of the location, the subscriber ID and the IMEI number of the mobile. Following that, the Control Room Vehicle which is in the nearest location would be sent to the distress location for further action,” said City Police Chief H Venkatesh.
The position of the help seeker will be visible to the police personnel at the control room and also on tablets that the police force carries, until the situation is resolved.
According to the developers, the app which is now devised for handsets working on android platform will be developed for other operation systems also.
It is available for download in ‘android playstore’ and will be activated from coming Tuesday.