'Celcop' to prevent mobile theft'

Software

'Celcop' to prevent mobile theft'

Students of GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women have developed ‘Celcop’ — a software application to alert users in case of mobile phone theft, which also sends an SMS to relatives if an accident occurs.

The application has been developed by Supriya Rajgopal, Syeeda Rukshar Ahamadi and Navya C under the guidance of Ravi Kurapati, assistant professor of computer science at the college.

‘Celcop’ monitors the source of power to the mobile phone and informs the user with a loud alarm whenever the phone is unplugged. This is particularly useful when charging phones in public places, trains and other similar situations. The application notifies the user with a loud alarm whenever the phone is lifted from the desk.

Once ‘Celcop’ is activated, the alarm continues to ring even if any of the buttons on the phone are pressed. It can be stopped only by entering a password, which the phone owner has to enter.

Another advantage is that if the mobile phone user is involved in an accident, the application sends an SMS regarding the details of the user and the accident location to the user’s family member(s) via an SMS. It flashes the victim’s details such as blood group, emergency contact numbers on the screen. Police and passers-by can use the information for providing first aid immediately.

Kurapati said the application has been tested on few mobile phones such as Nokia Lumia 800, Samsung Focus, LG Quantum and can run on any phone with Windows operating system.

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