Mumbai, March 8, 2015: IT tech and services company, UST Global, has launched a mobile-based app for women’s safety, just ahead of International Women’s Day.
iSafe—has been rolled out for the Thiruvananthapuram City Police and will be an integral part of the earlier app that UST Global had developed for the City Police a few months ago. The app is currently available for Android phones and will soon be available on other platforms. UST Global will be providing the solution to other state police forces as well.
Through the app, women will be able to send instant alerts to the police control room by using the Panic Button or just by the long press of volume rocker (down) key of their mobile phones. The police control room receives the alert along with information of the location, the subscriber ID and the IMEI number of the mobile. The police then immediately dispatches help via the police CRV (Control Room Vehicle) that is nearest to the distress location. Once iSafe sends an alert to the control room, its position can be tracked until the situation is resolved. The position is visible to the police at the control room and also on tablets that the police force carries.
Says Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer & Country Head, UST Global: “We believe that innovation and technology can go a long way in bringing sustainable transformations to communities. Our Code for Humanity initiative is aligned to creating an environment that encourages use of technology by citizens to improve their overall living conditions and access to primary public services. As we continue to innovatively disrupt this ecosystem, UST Global takes pride to gift women in our country the new, safety-feature app that would make their travel in the city safer and easier.”
This app is available for download now and will be activated by 10 Mar 10.