Mobile Phones to have “Panic Button” from 2017

Mobile Phones to have “Panic Button” from 2017

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– Mobile Phones to have “Panic Button” from 2017

– Indian government announces plans to ensure women safety

 – All mobile phones to have panic button from 2017

Mobile Phones to have “Panic Button” from 2017

Mobile Phones to have “Panic Button” from 2017

On December 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape in India has birthed just another significant push towards ensuring safety of women across the country.

In an expressive push towards women’s safety, all mobile manufacturers will produce handsets with a panic button from January 1, 2017, with a notification to be issued this week, government sources announced.

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A view of ho the panic button would function for women

This facility will allow anyone to long press a set of buttons which will immediately send an alert to the user’s family or friends, beside information on the location.

This move came after a hectic negotiations by the ministries of women and child development and IT and telecommunications.

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The panic software would allow you and your relative to know there is an emergency.

“This is one of the key projects that will be funded through the Nirbhaya fund set up by the UPA government,” a government source said.

For existing phones, talks are underway and a plan is yet to be finalized.

“We are working towards a software that can be downloaded which will have the same function as the panic button. For those with ordinary handsets, we are talking to manufacturers so that the user can go to a service center and get the application for free,” the official concluded.

It remains to be seen if other countries, especially ones where cases of women abuse are rampant, would take up this initiatives by the Indian government.

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Mobile Phones to have “Panic Button” from 2017