Respite may have come the way of potential victims of domestic violence, rape, fire outbreak, robbery and social vices.
A Nigerian Technology Solutions company, Dream Mesh Limited, has created a mobile application that helps users call for help when in danger, life threatening or emergency situation.
The application called ‘Dream Secure’ is designed to give users the opportunity to reach out for help in the limited time.
The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Uchenna Okezie, revealed that the idea behind the innovation is to check the growing cases of violence across the country as well as give victims of human and nature’s occurrences the means to cry for help in that micro-second window.
According to him: “We were concerned about the unending cases of violence in our society and we decided to do something about it. If you ask victims of domestic violence, rape, robbery and so on about the major challenge their face at those perilous times, it is that they were unable to get help. Dream Secure has been created as a platform to reach out for help as quickly as possible.
“We are not oblivious of the time constraint the victim faces in moments like this, hence, the App has been modified to perform multiple functions with just a touch.
“When such user is in an emergency situation, all he needs to do is open the App and tap the ‘Emergency button’.
“This will send an SMS with the caption “HELP! I am in danger,” included in this SMS is the exact address of where you are at the moment which is sent to the three pre-registered contacts as well as an email to their email addresses. Not just that, it will immediately put your phone on silent mode and reduce screen brightness to 0%, this way the risk of your mobile phone ringing thereby drawing attention to you is eliminated.
Dream Mesh believes that the Dream Secure mobile application will also come in handy to users who need help but are not in life threatening situations such as being stranded on a highway while travelling.
The application is currently available on PlayStore and Apple Store for free.