Dream Secure: Distress Call App for Domestic Violence Victims Unveiled
In a welcome move to bring urgent help to potential victims of domestic violence, highway robbery, rape, and other vices, a Nigerian Technology Solutions company Dream Mesh Limited has created a mobile application called ‘Dream Secure’ that gives users the opportunity to reach for help in seconds.
Dream Secure enables users reach for help with just the touch of a button on their mobile devices. It is an In Case of Emergency (ICE) service where sms and emails are sent to preregistered contacts added by the user.
When asked about the efficiency of the app in enabling the user reach out for help in the shortest possible time, Uchenna Okezie, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, had this to say in a post, “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”.
How does the app work?
Dream secure requires that users register the contact of three people that can be reached in times of emergency. When in distress, all the user has to do is open the app and tap the ’emergency button’. This will immediately allow the app send multiple messages to the preregistered contacts in a few seconds. The messages are in form of emails and sms with the caption “Help! I am in danger”. The exact address of the user is also sent along with this message.
Another unique thing about Dream Secure is that it is programmed to function without drawing attention to the user. Once the emergency button is activated, the app imbibes phone functions; reducing battery usage by reducing screen brightness to 0% and it also activates the silent mode on the phone thereby enabling the user get the much needed help as quietly as possible. The app is available on Google Play store and Apple stores.
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