Distress safety measures introduced for smart-phone users
PETALING JAYA: Smart phone users will soon be able to get police help via their mobile.
With only a press of a button, the smart phone user would be able to reach police within a few seconds and help would be on the way.
The application which which will be made available to the public in May for download, will first be tested by the senior police officers in Selangor.
According to Selangor police chief, Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah, this is to allow them to study the system and to fine tune it before it is released to the public.
“We will start using it in two weeks and see what kind of improvement can be made to make the system better before it is made available to the public,” said Tun Hisan during a meeting with all district police chiefs at the police contingent headquarters in Shah Alam this morning.
He said the application will allow smart phone users to get to the police without having to call or SMS.
All the user needs to do is to download the application into their phone.
During an emergency distress, users just have to select the police alert icon on their mobile and a signal would soon reach the nearest police control room.
Police will then identify the sender’s location via Global Positioning System(GPS) before help is sent out.
Tun Hisan however said the phone user will need to register themselves as a Rakan Cop member before they can use the application.
“This is for monitoring purposes and to avoid the application from being abused. We do not want them to play pranks with the police,” said Tun Hisan.
At the same function, Tun Hisan also also revealed four strategies under their master plan to reduce crime in the state.
Police will be working closely with the public, other enforcement agencies and also non government organisations under the strategies.