City Cops to Launch App for Women in Distress

Published: 19th February 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The Commissionerate of Police has mooted a mobile application dedicated to secure women in distress, to alert the nearest police station and their relatives during a crisis.

The application, once ready, can be downloaded on all android-based mobile phones. After downloading the application, a user has to register herself on the Commissionerate Police’s website by sharing her name,  mobile number and those of three relatives.

The user will then get a text alert having a link to update the user’s number with the Police Commissionerate.

During an unforeseen situation, the victim, by simply shaking her cellphone, can alert the nearest police station and simultaneously the control room located at Twin-City police headquarters.

“Once the distress button is pressed, the camera of the phone will automatically start video recording for at least 30 seconds, which will be transmitted to the PCR and the victim will get a call back from the police,” Police Commissioner Dr RP Sharma said.

The application will be replicated on similar lines of ‘Himmat’, an app for women’s safety, which was launched by the Delhi Police recently.

Notably, around 2,000 persons have subscribed to the mobile application ‘BBSR-CTC Police’ which was launched by Commissionerate Police on January 14.

“The application, currently feasible for android phones only, will soon be made compatible for phones running on operating systems other than android,” Sharma said.

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