Press Esc to close
Sunday 26 April 2015
News updated at 7:54 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Govt developing safety device for women, senior citizens

New Delhi, Sep 17, 2013, (PTI):
File photo for representational purpose only.

The government is developing a personal safety device which could be used to trigger alarm and send signals to pre-identified phone numbers in case of emergency.

"This can be used by women and elderly citizens to trigger alarms and also send signal to pre-identified phone numbers," Rajiv Gauba, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, said.

"We have roped in Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Thiruvananthapuram for this project," Gauba, who is associated with the e-governance group of the ministry, said.

He was speaking at a conference on 'Secure Cities 2013' on how information technology is transforming the security architecture in India.

A ministry official said the device would be a mobile-like gadget.

Gauba, however, added that the challenge lay in making the device affordable for everyone and then going for mass production.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Sadhus standing on the debris of a temple that collapsed following a tremor in Ayodhya...

Sadhus standing on the debris of a temple that collapsed following a tremor in Ayodhya...

School children come out of their class rooms folliowing s tremor in Lucknow...

School children come out of their class rooms folliowing s tremor in Lucknow...

The debris of a collapsed building after a powerful earthquake in Kathmandu...

The debris of a collapsed building after a powerful earthquake in Kathmandu...

A damaged road after a powerful earthquake in Kathmandu...

A damaged road after a powerful earthquake in Kathmandu...

Indian security personnel stands near a collapsed house after an earthquake...

Indian security personnel stands near a collapsed house after an earthquake...

A damaged road after a powerful earthquake in Kathmandu...

A damaged road after a powerful earthquake in Kathmandu...

A car stands under the weight of an electric pole after it collapsed following an earthquake...

A car stands under the weight of an electric pole after it collapsed following an earthquake...

Earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu..

Earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu..

Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu...

Rescuers clear the debris at Durbar Sqaure after an earthquake in Kathmandu...

People stand around damage caused by an earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu...

People stand around damage caused by an earthquake at Durbar Square in Kathmandu...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523