THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: UST Global, a leading digital technology services company’s mobile app ‘iSafe’ has won the award for ‘Best Use of Mobile Technology’ at the Elets Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015 at Goa.
‘iSafe’ also appears as a safety feature in Thiruvananthapuram City Police (TCP) mobile app, which helps the residents to seek emergency police help in panic situations.
The app was conferred the award in the governance category at the ceremony co-hosted by Elets Technomedia and the Information Technology Department of Government of Goa. It was recognized for improving overall police governance and public safety by empowering citizens using digital technology.
iSafe was developed for UST Global’s Thiruvananthapuram City Police mobile app and it enables citizens to maintain direct contact with police personnel during emergencies.
“We are honored to receive recognition for the Thiruvananthapuram City Police app. It reinforces our efforts to transform three billion lives around the world through digital technology, over the next 3-5 years. Increased mobility, improved Internet connectivity and the focus of the Indian government on digitization will further grow the pace of e-governance” he said.
We are encouraged by the interest that the mobile app, especially iSafe, has garnered from the public. It has helped us considerably reduce our response time to emergencies and establish a stronger communication channel between the citizens and the police department, H Venkatesh IPS, DIG & Commissioner of Police, Thiruvananthapuram City said.
Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer & Country Head, UST Global said “We are thrilled to have won the award for iSafe within just three months its launch. I congratulate Thiruvananthapuram City Police for their vision to collaborate with citizens to make the city safer”
The users benefit from real-time police assistance while in danger or in a situation that requires immediate assistance with the push of a button on the mobile phone. Once the police receives the alert along with information such as location, subscriber ID and mobile IMEI number, they dispatch help from the nearest police control room vehicle.
iSafe is being used by thousands of users in Thiruvananthapuram, including women and senior citizens.
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