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ICT firm launches mobile App to aid distress call

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An indigenous firm, Dream Mesh Limited, has launched a mobile application to facilitate distress call.

The application called Dream Secure enables people in danger to call for help within a short period.

Those targeted to benefit from the device are victims of domestic violence, rape, robbery or fire outbreak.

According to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Uchenna Okezie, the aim is to check the growing cases of violence across the country.

It is envisaged to give victims of both human and natural occurrences the opportunity to cry for help through the microsecond window.

According to him: “We were concerned about the unending cases of violence in the society, hence we decided to do something about it.

“If you ask victims of domestic violence as rape or robbery about the major challenge they face at such perilous times, they would tell you it is the inability to reach out for help.

“Since we are not oblivious of the time constraint that the victim could face in moments like this, the App has been modified to perform multiple functions with just a touch.

“When in emergency situation, all that the victim needs to do is to open the App and tap the ‘Emergency button.’ This would send an SMS with the caption “HELP! I am in danger.”

Okezie further explained that the SMS carries the exact address of the person’s location at the time, which would be sent to the three pre-registered contacts, as well as their email addresses.

He added: “Sending this message would immediately put the user’s phone on silent mode and reduce screen brightness to zero per cent.


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