MindHelix launches smartphone app for women's security

MindHelix launches smartphone app for women's security

The company claims that the application is the world's first such smartphone application, which aims to enhance security.

The free application could send instant alerts in case of danger. It works in multiple scenarios even without triggering an alert manually, a company press release here said.

A forced power off of the phone or an improper exit of application would trigger an alert to be sent. Prolonged signal loss would also cause a failsafe alert SMS and email to be sent from the company's server.

Sentinel can also send email and SMS alerts to multiple pre-configured numbers. The alerts consist of the last known location, direction of travel and details like mode of transport and vehicle number that the traveler can enter. The application runs on smartphones with Android, Blackberry, Symbian, iPhone and Java operating systems, the application can be downloaded from http://sentinel.mindhelix.com/.

The application was created keeping urban women in mind and it depends on the availability of continuous cellular connectivity (within cities), MindHelix Technologies LLP Co-Founder & CEO Christin Emmanuel George said.

With security being a major concern and attacks on citizens being more common than ever, Sentinel can provide and extra blanket of security enabling quick alerts while facing threats, he added.

The mobile application also sends the location and other details to close friends or family, George said.

MindHelix is also was keen to add a direct emailing/texting to nearest police station as soon as possible and was awaiting their consent, he added.

According to a survey by Assocham Social Development Foundation, more than 53 per cent of women feel insecure at work places especially at night.

Crimes against women have increased more in the mega cities of India compared to total national crime record.

MindHelix Technologies LLP is a startup company formed in December last year by an engineer and two engineering students, with the aim of incorporating multi-faceted technologies under one roof.

The company focuses on Mobile Application development and has a section for the development of rich internet applications and desktop software and had last year introduced Tuk Tuk meter Auto rickshaw fare calculator.

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