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Usalama App: An incident alert system designed to tackle security matters

Theft, carjacking, and burglary are some of most common crimes in Kenya. Getting help when faced with these crimes is more often than not delayed. To improve the rate of incident alerts, Edwin Inganji, James Muhunyu, Marvin Makau and Kenneth Gachukia came up with Usalama App, an innovative mobile application to help tackle the security problem faced in our society today. The android app provides fast and accurate emergency communication when confronted with danger.


The app allows its users to enter three contacts of family and friends who they would contact in case of an emergency. It has a simple interface that consists of 4 customizable crime scenarios which are to be selected by an individual when they are in distress.


Upon selection of one scenario, the application activates an internet connection and location service (gps), which it uses to scan and get the location of the victim before composing a message with the victim’s location, the rescuers location, the nearest three police stations from the victim, and the respective paths from the victim.  If the contacts receiving the alert also have the app installed on their devices, distress calls are sent as notifications to them allowing them to open within the app to display the information. Coupled with its speed and accuracy, this is a MUST have APP


Download Usalama application today and inch a step closer to enhancing your security.


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The App can be found on Google play store