A smartphone app that sends an SOS message to your friends and family in case of an attack has been developed by Kochi-based MindHelix Technosol.
The smartphone application, Sentinel, can call your friends and family in case of danger, and point them to your location. It works in multiple scenarios, and can function without being manually triggerred.
The intelligent application can send out alerts even if the attacker forcefully destroys the phone.
The application triggers an alert even if the user is not connected to the internet by sending an SMS with location to the server.
The alerts consist of the last known location, time and direction with tracking information to see live data from the phone and pinpoint the location of the phone.
"India called and we listened. We created Sentinel for empowering the people when they felt harassed or alone in a threatening situation. Now more than ever India needs a solution for improving personal security in daily life," said Christin Emmanuel George, co-founder & CEO of MindHelix Technosol Pvt. Ltd..
The application was created with urban users in mind and it depends on the availability of continuous cellular connectivity.
"Sentinel can improve personal security, but that is just one of the features. Senior citizens can alert their doctors; parents can ensure their children's security by using the device," Christin said.
MindHelix Technosol has created the Citizen Interaction/Feedback tool for Delhi Police, the Know Your Police Station initiative.
The company is based in the Startup Village here.