Pukar – a personal safety app, that instantly connects you to your loved ones and the local police in case of an emergency. Once installed, a user in an emergency situation like – eve teasing, stalking, unwanted sexual advances, kidnapping, theft, fire, road accidents etc. presses SOS button on this personal safety app, sending out SOS alert messages with his/her GPS location to local police (in select cities) and their pre-chosen emergency contacts at regular intervals. This instantly displays the emergency alert at the police control room on a city map. Currently, Kota, Alwar, Udaipur & Nainital police have partnered with this personal safety app to receive emergency alerts and immediately execute rescue operation via nearest police station and police vans.
Pukar has other brilliant features too, once SOS is pressed:
- Emergency SMS sent to 5 contacts
- Phone becomes silent
- Display brightness is reduced
- Phone becomes a GPS tracking device
- Starts notification on the users phone that the App is live
This personal safety app has been developed in public interest by People for Parity (PfP - a non-profit working to curb gender-based violence) and launched as part of Nainital Police’s women safety initiative – Shouryaa in Nainital & in partnership with Rajasthan Police in Kota, Alwar and Udaipur. Pukar is must have App for women safety, and can be used to report cases of harassment, molestation, stalking, domestic violence etc. PfP is also running active offline & online outreach to improve women safety in public places by increasing police support and encouraging reporting of crimes against women. It is also a great safety service for tourists and travelers, especially in Udaipur and Nainital.
So, download today, and stay connected to police and be sure of your safety everywhere. Follow us and share us on: www.facebook.com/ThePukarProject; www.facebook.com/PeopleforParity; @PukarSoS
Police support now in Udaipur too!