The Centre for Cyber Security Systems attached to Amrita University has come out with a new security device with which women can alert their family and the police when in danger.

Director of the centre Krishnashree Achuthan said the device, named Amrita Personal Safety System (APSS), would remain inconspicuous to the offender. The victim would have multiple options for stealthy, secure communication. It was programmed to record conversations and communicate immediately by pressing a button or via texts or calls to multiple destinations,

The device would send automated information to the nearest police station, hospitals, fire stations. It would function both indoors and outdoors, with minimal power consumption, he said.

It could also be used as a safety device for mentally challenged persons, said Dr. Achuthan. The device would be formally launched at the 60th birthday celebrations of the Chancellor of Amrita University Mata Amritanandamayi on September 27.