Kavalan (meaning Police in Tamil) is an SOS app developed by the Tamil Nadu Police as part of the Tamil Nadu State Police Master Control Room initiative. The app is for the people of Tamil Nadu to seek police assistance instantly in emergency situations such as physical emergencies, eve teasing, kidnapping or natural disasters such as floods, earthquake, etc.
People residing in Tamil Nadu, especially, Women and elderly people can use the Kavalan – SOS app whenever they feel vulnerable or threatened. Through this mobile app, help from Police can reach them at the earliest no matter where they are. People can also contact the Police instantly through this app during natural disasters.
Kavalan - SOS app is available on both android and iOS platforms.
After downloading the app, you have to register by providing some basic information about you.
After entering the above details, you will receive an activation code on your registered mobile number. Please enter your activation code to complete the registration process. The Kavalan home screen will be displayed on your mobile phone.
During an emergency, please press the SOS button on the home page. It will start a 5 second count down. After 5 seconds, the app will automatically send your current location along with a video from your back camera to the Kavalan team. Within a minute, the team will contact you. Simultaneously, your location will also be sent to your registered emergency contacts as an SMS alert.
Source : Tamil Nadu Police