Mobile safety app for women to be launched

New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh will launch a mobile phone based application “Himmat” Thursday for the safety of women in the capital.

The minister will launch the application, an initiative of Delhi Police.
Delhi Police readied the proposal for Himmat, which will allow users to call the police control room and also trigger a 30-second audio and video recording at the press of the phone’s power button.
The app has been designed keeping in mind the safety of women.
Police said Himmat will help women contact police in the quickest possible time in an emergency.
A police official said though the app was developed keeping women in mind, it can be used by any smartphone user to contact police in the event of a crime.
The user will be asked to feed five emergency contact numbers of friends or relatives into the app’s data base. When an SOS call is made, a message will be automatically sent to these five numbers.
“In this way, not only police, but the user’s relatives and friends too will be able to come to her rescue,” the official said.