The Mangaluru City Police and Dakshina Kannada district police have jointly launched a unique service called ‘Gruha Suraksha’. Through this, the police will keep a watch on a house that one would be leaving empty for few days when on a tour or to attend a function. This initiative will ensure that the house is not burgled when the owner returns.
The system works on a simple technique. Speaking to media, Dakshina Kananda Superintendent of Police (SP)Bhushan Gulabrao Borase said, this is an initiative jointly undertaken to prevent houses from being burgled when nobody is around. Every smartphone user can make use of this facility.
He said, one needs to save Dakshina Kannada police control room WhatsApp number 9480805300 to the contact list and switch on the location on the smartphone.
From whatsapp contacts select police control room and share the current location. In addition, one needs to provide details of house, address as well as the duration there will be nobody at home. One has to send pictures of the house to the control room. The control room will forward the details to the concerned police station. The police will keep a watch on this house in the absence of its inmates.
The police have also released a promotional video of this service on social media. SP Borase is known for implementation of innovative ideas, during his posting in Mandya as the SP, he had successfully developed software to track owners of unclaimed vehicles.
Credits Bangalore Mirror