As per the circular issued by Department Of Telecommunications (DoT) it is mandatory for every mobile manufacturer in India to install a panic button and global positioning system (GPS) in all handsets by January 2017 and the deadline of this is up to January 2018, respectively. In regards to this Videocon took a step further before any manufacturer and announced to add ‘Panic Button Application’ across its entire Smartphone range, starting with the Cube 3 which is priced at Rs 8490/-.
Panic Button Application – In Depth Analysis
The panic button application would be named as “SOS-Be Safe” and will be an emergency response app which can be used by pressing the power button and the app will send an alert to the numbers added in the emergency list at the time of emergency.
As per the recent announcement there would be three features in the SoS app namely Walk With Me, Reach on Time and Alarm.
Walk with Me lets users send an emergency alert to their family or friends by pressing the power button and the app will send an alert to the list of people you’ll mention in the emergency list.
Reach on Time feature of this app will allow the users to set locations of their frequent locations like their home or office and their normal travel timing.
Last but not the least, The ‘Alarm’ option will be like an on/off switch through which you can enable/disable the power button to be used as the panic alert alarm and customize the message to be sent when notifying their emergency contacts.
The application would also be offering you the map location of nearby police stations and hospitals.
At first this app would be coming in the Videocon Cube 3 Smartphone priced at Rs 8490/-.
On the topic Akshay Dhoot, Head of Technology and Innovation at Videocon India stated “Videocon Smartphone is a consumer-first brand aiming to create indigenous devices, matching up the growing needs of consumers and Smartphone eco-system in the country. Smart devices packed with powerful and utility led features are shaping the consumer aspirations and industry growth. With smartphones impacting our lives in many ways, emergency response system or panic button is certainly the need of the hour. We welcome the recent provision by government for devices with emergency response facilities as it will provide a new direction for the industry to empower Smartphone users. We are confident that our latest Cube3 handset featuring ‘SOS-Be Safe’ will assist Smartphone users during different kind of emergency situations and enhance consumer experience.”
Looking at the present scenario sadly these kind of apps are very necessary and thanks to DoT for making it mandatory for every mobile manufacturing firm to not only add the SoS applications but also to add a panic button for it that will come handy at the time of emergency.
Videocon is doing a great job by taking first step before any other firm and we appreciate it.
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