For women’s safety, a device to capture suspect’s audio, GPS and image data

The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Sector 36, in collaboration with the University of Panjab, has created a device capable of simultaneously capturing audio data, GPS data and image data of the suspect about to commit the crime with any woman. In addition to sexual harassment, the device can curb many other crimes, including purse snatching and physical assaults against women.

“The operation of the device has three major important sections. First: Circuit tripped. Second: audio, image and GPS module. Third: Forward the data to the Police API – which is dedicated to women’s safety. All the data (audio data + image data + GPS data) during the attack on the women is automatically saved in the SD card and sends the email to the women’s parent and the police simultaneously,” Manish said. Kumar Mehrotra, forensic consultant.

The prototype of the device was tested more than two dozen times. The device can take many forms, including a necklace, chain, and bracelet.

“This is the first time that an indigenous device has been developed, capable of capturing images, recording voice and noting the GPS position of the victim and the suspect, as well as the possibility of sending a message at the police station in the area. as well as an alert to the family members of the victim. It will be dedicated to the nation tomorrow on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The device has been developed in such a way that it will be beneficial for women to prevent all kinds of physical crimes.The device will prove established scientific evidence against the suspect.The victim’s GPS location will be sent to the nearest police hotline, at police stations nationwide,” said SK Jain, Chief Medical Examiner, DFSS.

The device was prepared under the Women Safety and Security Device project of the Directorate of Forensic Services (DFSS), which decided to dedicate it to the nation on International Women’s Day. . The prototype and the study of the device have been successfully tested. According to experts, the device will be provided free of charge to disadvantaged and economically weaker women. Sources said CFSL-36 forensic experts have been working to improve the device’s capability for wider recording of surroundings, camera clarity, and more.

Mara R. Wilmoth