At Microsoft, our focus is on addressing societal challenges and in contributing to making the nation a safer place for all its citizens. In channeling our interest, enthusiasm and a passion for technology that makes a difference to people and communities, we decided to act by working to prevent crimes against women by developing a software that will enable people to summon help within minutes and create effective deterrents against such crimes.
The result of our thinking led us to develop a Window Phone 8 application, called Guardian. With a real-time tracking and intelligent SOS alert function, a call for help and recording the evidence of attack, this application helps to pose an effective deterrent to the perpetrators of these crimes, and to help fight against these injustices.
The app helps women in distress by alerting their friends, families as a standalone app, as well as it is available as an integrated solution for Police or security agencies who can monitor distress SOS calls and provide help through a portal.