Published On: Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

Mobile Makers React to Government Panic Button, GPS Requirement

 Government panic button for the safety of women is feasible to roll out this feature with proposed timeline. Decision was initiated by Indian government to include a panic button for women and satellite based GPS in all mobile handsets from next year.

Atul Jain, COO, smart electronics business at LeEco India said, this is a welcome step not only for safety of women but also citizen and it is feasible for manufacturers to re-configure the upcoming devices with panic button.

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‘’ I think it is possible for manufacturers to have a panic button for new phones that are going to be launched in the next year’’, Jain added. If you have mobile phone you can press 5 or 9 for emergency.

 Indian government panic button

The government said that, you can either have icon which as soon as you press will go into particular control room. If you press three time on and off button that will send message to a particular centre. The control centre where all the call and message will go need to be set up in structured way for quick and timely responses.

According to Karbonn Mobiles, the decision by communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is a step towards harnessing the full potential of mobile devices which could be a potent tool in ensuring women’s safety.

Mobile Makers React to Government Panic Button, GPS Requirement

Karbonn mobile has already been working o developing a mobile SOS app for women which we would be unrolling for Karbonn customers over next few months.

‘’Indian government panic button could bring safety for women and we are extremely thankful to officials who worked on this tirelessly’’, National President Pankaj Mohindroo.

The telecom watchdog had proposed that all existing emergency numbers such as, 100, 101, 102, and 108 would be retained as secondary numbers, which would then be re-routed to the single emergency numbers 112.