Building a country where everyone can move around without fear (especially for women) is still a milestone for India. The Government of India along with public support has developed strategies and policies which aim to reduce gender based violence (violence against women), including women's fear of crime.
Generally, people are unaware of the initiatives, schemes and apps launched from the point of view of women safety.
There have been several app developments by the government as well as individuals to ensure women safety and security.
Here is a list of the best apps for the safety of women that every girl must have in her phone and at least know about !
Safetipin App collects data using 3 mobile phone applications (My Safetipin, which is available on the app store and play store; Safetipin Nite and Safetipin Site).
My Safetipin, is available over 20 cities across the country. This app gives information about a location based on scorecards to help the user identify which places are safe and which are not. The app uses crowdsourced data to measure how safe an area is.
By using this application you can check where person is right now. It uses GPS tracking system in the application and if someone clicks on “Are you in trouble?” button it sends the message on registered no’s with the current location of the user of the app. The app comes equipped with a button, which will send alerts to your loved ones with your location in a situation of distress.You can select the contacts, which will be able to see your location.
Moreover, if the app is switched off and is not working then also you will be able to send alerts by simply pressing the volume key for three seconds.
The app also has SOS functionality and can also send SMS if stuck in a non internet area.
The Himmat app is a free safety app recommend for women by the Delhi Police. In order to use the app, the user has to register at the Delhi Police website.
In a problematic situation if the user raises the SOS alert from the app, the location information and audio video will be directly transmitted to the Delhi Police control room following which the police will reach the location.
This app allows contacts follow you through a live GPS trail and also set a timed alarm which goes off if you haven’t ‘checked in’. Moreover, it will also make your phone ring with a fake call and also notifies the emergency contacts with the location, video and even siren.
This app will send all the details related to your location with just a tap of a button if you are stuck in an unsafe place. It will send an SMS to a reconfigured number along with your location and a link of Google Maps.The app will also click two pictures with the front and rear camera, which are directly uploaded to the server.
The Women safety app comprises of three coloured buttons based on the seriousness of a situation.So, you can tap the one you want depending on your situation.
The Smart24x7 app is supported by the various state's police just to ensure the safety of women and senior citizens.The app sends panic alerts to emergency contacts in a problematic situation. It also records voices and takes photographs during the panic situation and transfers these to the police as well.
It also has call centre support, which will track down the primary movements of the user.
Users just need to press the panic button and select the type of service required and then finally click on submit.
Activated using the phone's power button, it sends the message 'I am in danger. I need help. Please follow my location' to emergency contacts every two minutes with updated location
The Shake2Safety app is the easiest to use.The user just needs to shake their smartphone or just press the power button four times to send an SOS text or call to the registered numbers. It works with the locked screen on and even without an internet connection. Moreover, the users will also have the ability to activate or deactivate the option of shaking the device to send an alert.