Tirupattur: The Minister for Commercial Taxes and Registration Mr. Veeramani launched the Kavalan SOS App on Tuesday as part of the Tamil Nadu State Police Master Control Room initiative. The Kavalan App was launched with an intention to extend instant help to people, particularly women, children, and senior citizens. During the launch, Mr. Veeramani appreciated the police department’s efforts to harness technology.
He said that people should use this Kavalan App to provide information on crimes taking place before their eyes, which would in turn help reduce the rate of crimes in the district. This app can be downloaded on Android phones and the numbers of the users will get registered when the details including email id, postal address, and details of kin are entered. On completion, an activation code is sent for verification as the last step before signing into the app. On pressing the SOS button, an alert is forwarded to the Tamil Nadu State Police Master Control Room within 15 seconds, signaling the place of origin of the message.
The topography of the area and landmarks in the nearby area are mapped through the GPS location.These details will automatically be sent to the control room, from where the information will get forwarded to the local police and the patrolling unit. Information can also be shared by the people by sending text and/or image messages to 9442992526 on WhatsApp.
The dignitaries and Police officials that took part in the launch program are Tirupattur District Collector M.P. Sivanarul, Superintendent of Police P. Vijaya Kumar, Tirupattur MLA A. Nallathambi, Tirupattur Deputy Superintendent of Police R. Thangavelu, Vaniyambadi DSP S. Balakrishnan, Ambur DSP C.K. Sachithanantham and other police officials.