UST Global - the biggest employer of IT professionals in Kerala - Friday launched its mobile-based app for women's safety, ahead of the International Women's Day on March 8.
The app was unveiled by Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala in Thiruvananthapuram in the presence of high ranking police officers.
To start with, the app - iSafe - has been rolled out for Thiruvananthapuram City Police and would soon be made available in other cities.
The app is currently available for Android phones and will soon be available on other platforms.
Through the app, women will be able to send instant alerts to police control room by using 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.
Police then immediately dispatches help via 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 police at the control room and also on tablets that police force carries.
Alexander Varghese, UST Global's country head, said innovation and technology can go a long way in bringing sustainable transformations to communities.
Headquartered in California, UST Global is a leading provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1,000 companies.