IIT BHU unveils emergency security app 'VGM'

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Updated on Jan 22, 2020 14:20 IST

VGM will send the location of the person to the police emergency number, which can be done by pressing the mobile's power button thrice.

IIT-BHU students have launched a safety app to ensure women safety. The mobile app titled Very Good Morning (VGM) can be downloaded from Playstore. The mobile app is an endeavour by the IIT-BHU students to put a curb on the crime against women. VGM will send the location of the person to the police emergency number, which can be done by pressing the mobile's power button thrice.

Apart from this, by just shaking the phone thrice, the person in the problem can send the location. This app is also an effort towards reducing the rising fear among the female population of the country. Moreover, if any assailants try to snatch or rob the phone, the app will send the location and the picture of the criminal to the emergency numbers when the person tries to switch it off. On the Playstore, VGM has been getting a decent response and has been downloaded by hundreds of users.

They have received good feedback from the SSP and further strategies will be worked out to make the app more effective. Priya Rai, one of the creators of the app said that Mrityunjay, co-creator of the app, met the SSP. The SSP has liked the app. The SSP has asked for its presentation in the Cyber Cell after which further strategies will be worked out. IIT-BHU keeps coming up with something out-of-the-box to provide its contribution towards society and this is one such initiative.

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