GUNTUR: The Locked House Monitoring System (LHMS) mobile app launched by the AP police has evoked a good response from people in Guntur urban police district. The LHMS app is designed by the Police Department with an aim to prevent burglaries and thefts of locked houses whenever the households are out of station. Under the system, a 24x7 surveillance will be kept on the houses of registered households whenever they go out of station along with their family members.
Smartphone users can download the mobile app from Google play store. As many as 525 people have downloaded the mobile app so far and enrolled their names in the local police stations to make their houses secure in their absence. The registered users will be given a unique ID number and they need to inform the local police priorly whenever they go out of station along with their family members and the duration of the trip. CCTV cameras will be installed at the houses for the round-the-clock surveillance, which will be monitored from the control room.
T Madan Mohan, a trader of notebooks who resides in Omega Prince City at Penumaka, said: “The Locked House Monitoring System is good as it ensures total security of houses in the absence of households. The new app is greatly helpful to prevent burglaries and housebreakings. I availed myself of the system when I went on a five-day trip along with my family members.”
P Priya who lives at Sangadigunta in the city, said: “People using the LHMS app can feel secure as they need not worry about the safety of their houses in their absence. I utilised the system when I went on a outstation trip along with my family members.” Guntur Urban SP Ch Vijaya Rao said several house owners residing in Guntur city, Mangalagiri, Tadepalli and Chebrolu enrolled their names in the local police stations under the system. Explaining the salient features of the LHMS, the SP urged house owners to avail themselves of the free service and enable police to prevent burglaries and housebreakings.