Bangladeshi youth develops security app ‘Self Protect’

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A security mobile app, ‘Self Protect’ developed by a local young man has been launched in Meherpur.

Deputy commissioner Parimal Singh opened the app at his office on Sunday, reports UNB.

Police superintendent Ansiur Rahman, app developer Saddam Hossien and coordinator of the app project Mamun Or Rashid were also present.

‘Self Protect’ security app is a location-based service that could help one in emergency situations such as physical assault, injury, robbery, or in case one gets lost.

The app sends distress message with one’s current location to nearest police station and at maximum two chosen contacts once the power button is pressed thrice.

The app is based on the GPS in Smartphone and it lets one notify his/her emergency contacts with the current location within seconds a critical operation that becomes difficult or even impossible in case of emergency.

Besides, the locations of police stations, hospitals, fire stations, ambulances and blood banks along with their phone numbers could be collected through the app.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC said the app will play an important role in ensuing public security. “

Hailing Saddam Hossien for developing the app, the police super said police will take prompt action soon after receiving message from any user.

Saddam said the app will reduce crimes in the society.

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