Delhi Police, in a bid to make the city safer for women, has launched a mobile app for SOS alerts. The app named Himmat has been developed by the IT Centre Police Headquarters. The Himmat app, which was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, allows women to send a distress call to Police Control Room and also to their relatives in case of emergency.
To use the app, a user needs to register at Delhi Police website. After successful registration, users get a registration key (OTP) which needs to be entered in the mobile app to complete application configuration. During registration, details such as complete name of the user, residential address, photo ID proof and up to 5 emergency contact numbers are collected.
In case of distress, as soon as the app user raises the SOS alert from the Himmat App, the location information and a 30 second audio-video that can be recorded by pressing the power button is transmitted to Delhi Police control room. The Delhi Police can then immediately alert the nearest Police Station to help the victim.
The police have also asked users to not misuse that app as 3 false alerts can lead to termination of service on the registered mobile number.
The app is currently available on android platform and is being planned to be launched on iOS platform as well.