UST Global, a leading digital technology services company, on Monday stated that its mobile app 'iSafe' has won the award for 'Best Use of Mobile Technology' at the Elets Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015 at Goa.
'iSafe' also appears as a safety feature in Thiruvananthapuram City Police (TCP) mobile app, which helps the residents to seek emergency police help in panic situations.
The app was conferred the award in the governance category at the ceremony co-hosted by Elets Technomedia and the Information Technology Department of Government of Goa. It was recognized for improving overall police governance and public safety by empowering citizens using digital technology.
'iSafe' was developed for UST Global's Thiruvananthapuram City Police mobile app and it enables citizens to maintain direct contact with police personnel during emergencies.
Chief Executive Officer of UST Global Sajan Pillai expressed happiness at receiving the award and said that it reinforces company's efforts to transform world through digital technology.
"We are honoured to receive recognition for the Thiruvananthapuram City Police app. It reinforces our efforts to transform three billion lives around the world through digital technology, over the next 3-5 years. Increased mobility, improved Internet connectivity and the focus of the Indian government on digitization will further grow the pace of e-governance," he said.
"With our deep domain knowledge and expertise in new-generation technologies such as SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud), we see tremendous opportunity for UST Global to lead transformation projects for the public sector. We recently signed up with the Madhya Pradesh government for digitizing over 300 urban local bodies," he added.
Thiruvananthapuram's DIG and Commissioner of Police H Venkatesh said that the app has helped the police to reduce response time to emergencies.
"We are encouraged by the interest that the mobile app, especially iSafe, has garnered from the public. It has helped us considerably reduce our response time to emergencies and establish a stronger communication channel between the citizens and the police department," he said.
The users benefit from real-time police assistance while in danger or in a situation that requires immediate assistance with the push of a button on the mobile phone. Once the police receives the alert along with information such as location, subscriber ID and mobile IMEI number, they dispatch help from the nearest police control room vehicle.
'iSafe' is being used by thousands of users in Thiruvananthapuram, including women and senior citizens.