AP Police have launched two unique IT inventions ‘iClik’ and ‘Abhayam’ for the safety of citizens in general and women in particular.
iClik (instant complaint logging internet KIOSK) is a revolutionary product that enables citizens to log their grievances through an online KIOSK. iClik focuses specifically on women’s problems, issues and more importantly, convenience.
iClik has a touch-sensitive screen that allows anyone to use it seamlessly. Apart from choosing from various languages (Telugu, English & Hindi), one can also choose to either type, record, or write and scan their complaint. An acknowledgment slip will be dispensed immediately along with an SMS to the complainant with a unique complaint reference number. As soon as submitted, iClik transfers data and dispatches the complaint to the police control room from where the complaint is routed to respective police stations and complainant is updated at all stages through an SMS.
Due to the size (that of an ATM KIOSK), dimensions and weight, it is easy to transport and fits in places such as ATMs, supermarkets, movie theatres, bus stands, women’s colleges and other public places.
The launch and promotion of a product like the iClik kiosk not only gives citizens especially women a certain degree of courage and comfort, it also aims to deter criminals from committing a crime in wake of its easy accessibility.
Abhayam is a mobile application, which empowers citizens to have the power to protect themselves at a click of button (SoS / Panic). Notification will to be sent to near and dear one and the police. There is a stealth mode where the user does not need to open the app, but just click the power button 5 times. The app would automatically send the Panic notifications to the police and their near and dear ones. The app works both on smart and non-smart basic phones.
Important features of Abhayam
Source : Visakhapatnam Police Commissionerate