Thursday, March 23, 2023

[Apps] MyDistress SOS App from Royal Malaysian Police(PDRM)

The Royal Malaysian Police(PDRM) has launched a SOS mobile app called MyDistress for Selangor citizens. With a push of a button, the app allows a citizen to alert the Police when emergency assistance is required.

The service should only be used when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or in danger. An “SOS call” on the MyDistress app allows automatic real-time location update to PDRM which would then response by dispatching Police officers to the exact GPS coordinates retrieved from the phone.

Users are advised to use MyDistress responsibly. Any abuse and/or misuse of MyDistress will divert crucial resources of the Police which can be better utilised for situations of real emergencies.

MyDistress requires GPS functionality and data connectivity on the mobile phone to work. Supported mobile operating system include the iPhone(iOS), Blackberry, Android and Java devices.

To download MyDistress and more details, visit-

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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