Bengaluru Police Proposes ‘Raksha Band’ to Ensure Women Safety
The Silicon Valley of India is falling from grace as the safe haven for women! In order to cater that, recently the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a new safety measure. It will be in form of a wearable technology to help women in distress. The band will let them raise an alarm if/when in a dire situation, and alert their friends and a central monitoring agency.
‘Raksha Band’ is a motion sensitive wristband that will help women in Bengaluru maintain a secure life.
An Interesting feature about the band is it won’t need any training for the user. To make it work, all you have to do is to move your arms in a particular way and within a fraction of seconds, an alert will be sent.
“While wearing the band, if a woman moves her hand in a particular way, then her location details will be sent to family members and friends. The band costs Rs 700-800, but it will be available for Rs 300,” the Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad told to the TOI.
This will be a 100-crore project, which has been proposed to the Centre under the safe-city scheme. The money from the initiative will be coming from the Nirbhaya fund.
The band will be integrated with a mobile application. It will come pre-programmed with the numbers of police and other emergency services. The program can be wired with up to five guardians. Further, the device enables the user to send audio clips and pictures. These will be automatically captured and shared with the central server.
The BBMP is targeting the use of 10,00,000 bands in three years, through the app. The security agencies will keep an eye with CCTV and the monitoring agency will issue a safety score to an area, which can then be viewed by fellow users.
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