SHAH ALAM, July 31 (Bernama) -- The MyDistress crime alert mobile
application, which was introduced in August last year, has been incorporated
with voice and visual recording when an emergency signal is activated by a user.
Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said these features would
further enhance the effectiveness of the application as the image, visual and
voice recorded at the crime scene would be sent to the police.
"Previously, a user could only send a distress signal to the police, but now
after pressing the emergency button, the recording will be relayed automatically
to police operation rooms to enable the victim to get help," he told a news
conference after attending a briefing for teachers from Selangor here today.
He said with the latest value-added MyDistress, users could record the
registration number of the bus or taxi at crime or accident scenes.
Tun Hisan said the service was provided free of charge to smartphone users
and those interested could visit mydistress.net.
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The facility is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) to help police
track down the persons who sent the signal.
An emergency signal can be sent to the police by pressing an icon on the
smartphone, he said, adding that the signal would be transmitted automatically
to operation rooms at the Selangor police headquarters and eight district police
Tun Hisan said until July, MyDistress boasted 98,631 registered users with
73 cases solved, of which 69 were criminal cases and four traffic cases.
"We did not get any prank signal, except for 77 users who claimed that they
inadvertently pressed the MyDistress icon when the police showed up," he said.
Earlier, about 1,400 school teachers from Selangor were given a briefing on
school security by Bukit Aman special branch principal assistant director Datuk
Sofian Md Makinuddin.
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