The Government is taking serious legal steps to provide improve women safety in the country by providing for death penalty and minimum 20 years punishment. While it is yet to see the light of the day, you take your safety literally in your hands. These mobile apps can help you send alerts in case of untoward happenings, at the push of a button. Go ahead and install and app and delete fear.
Sends SOS alerts even if you are not connected to GPRS
Immediately captures audio-visual information of the situation to share with your Emergency Contacts
Tracks your family in case of emergency
Confirms your safety to your loved ones without raising SOS alert
Provides back-up when you’re out of coverage reach and sends SOS alerts finding the nearest network*
Automatically alerts your contacts in case of your car crash, medical fall by sensing sudden drop of your phone*
Automatically sends emergency alerts even if you are incapacitated*
Eyewatch mobile app works with different mobile platforms such as BlackBerry, Android and selected Nokia Symbian S60.
Download EyeWatch App Now You need to register on their website to provide personal details.
Me Against Rape app is available for Android-based smartphones for free.
The app features a one-touch helpline facility, recording facility, and can send location and time details every 10 minutes — including latitude, longitude, address and Google Maps link.
The ‘Fight Back’ app allows user to send SOS message via SMS, e-mail and Facebook at the press of a single key.
The Fight Back app is designed to work with Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Blackberry
Nirbhaya is a Smartphone application, which can send a distress call or message to a specified contact or group in an emergency situation faced by a woman or any person in general.
It sends an alert by way of an SMS or phone call or Facebook Post with the woman’s/person’s location to the configured group through the Global Positioning System (GPS).
It can also be used in case of attempted molestation, accident, family emergency or any other ‘customizable’ emergency alert called ‘Scream’ through pre-defined text messages. The application is compatible at present with Android mobile phones. The user is also required to submit personal details such as residential address, blood group and emergency contact numbers.
Airtel provides emergency alert service
Bharti Airtel has launched its emergency alert service in the eastern region of the country. The service, aimed at the women subscribers, allows one to send an alert with their geographical location to their 10 contacts. The service is priced at Rs. 30 with a validity of 30 days. To send the alert via SMS, users need to type HELP in the message box and send it to 55100, which will be then sent to all 10 contacts. Read more at http://www.airtel.in/wps/wcm/connect/airtel.in/airtel.in/home/whats+new/emergency-alerts-service-faq
Government of India is working on a Wrist Watch with GPS capabilities
The wristwatch contains a GPS chip that will keep a track of the wearer’s location and, at the press of a button, send those details, through an SMS, to the nearest police station and pre-selected mobile numbers. The watch will also have an in-built video camera that can capture video for thirty minutes, once the button is pushed.
Read more http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/01/25/a-wrist-worn-answer-to-sexual-attack/