‘ArmHer’, India’s first smart security device for women was launched on Monday by Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis.
What is ArmHer?
‘ArmHer’ can be connected to any mobile phone via Bluetooth with a small panic switch, very convenient to carry a key chain. In a case of a panic situation, the girl presses the switch without touching her smart phone. This action sends five each SMS and mails to her preselected family members giving a message, ‘Help me I am in trouble’ along with the Google map location of the girl including the date and time. What is more, it also puts a Facebook update.
While speaking on the occasion, Amruta Fadnavis said, “Safety of women is paramount and is an issue that has been a cause for concern. The alarmingly increasing number of cases of gender violence in the recent past makes products like ‘ArmHer’ a must for every woman. I am happy to be associated with such an initiative and hope with ‘ArmHer ’we can keep the women of our country.”
Maqsood D. Shaikh, Director Innovative Ideals & Services (India) Private Limited said, “ArmHer is a small and convenient device that can ensure timely help for women who are on cusp of being violated and scarred for life. The innovative use of technology as a tool in this fight for women’s right to freely access and use public spaces was the principle behind the development of this accessory. It will also enable women to safeguard themselves and seek assistance at the press of a button.”
The next phase of the venture would involve tying up with the Police control room so that they can take immediate action.