ANDHRA PRADESH

Vehicle-tracking solution launched

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The city-based Citadel Research & Solutions Limited on Saturday announced the launch of a vehicle-tracking solution and also a panic button to help people in distress to alert hospitals and the police. The panic button, costing around Rs. 3,000, can be installed at houses, stores, business establishments and even facilities such as ATMs.

If the equipment is installed at home, the owner when confronted with dacoits or robbers can instantly alert the police.

"When pressed the button dials the local police station using a landline and flashes an SOS," said P.S.Krishna, Senior Sales Manager, Citadel. The equipment can also be attached to offices, business establishments such as jewellery stores and any attempt to break in would result in the police station getting an alert.

The same can be tuned to a hospital for sending an alert across without having to dial and speak to the staff in cases of medical emergencies.

GIS maps

"If the hospital has the vehicle tracking system they can identify the ambulance available nearest to the caller and rush it," said Mr.Krishna. Citadel has already installed its vehicle-tracking solution with 11 ambulances of Apollo Hospital and their movement is being monitored from a base station.

The solutions incorporate advanced vehicle-tracking systems, third generation communication system with high precision maps of the city. According to Mr. Krishna, the company came out with GIS maps of Pet Basheerabad and Saroornagar police limits under the Cyberabad police jurisdiction.

The location of every facility from schools, parks, and wine shops to roads here has been mapped and given to the police. "We will soon equip the police in these two stations with vehicle tracking system," he said.