The most useful button in case of emergency is SOS. SOS helps to get emergency aid for anyone by sending their location and message. Know more about SOS...
Most of you must have got the idea about the topic, we will talk about. Yes, it's SOS. SOS is an emergency help button or service.
SOS is an abbreviation of “Save Our Ship” or “Save Our Soul”. It was originally a Morse code help signal used by ships. Morse code is a method to send the message with dots and dashes usually used internationally by secret agents or military services. The SOS is written as ...---..., here dots mean S and dashes mean O. This method was first adopted by Germany in April 1905 and was known as Notzeichen signal.
The SOS was then accepted by different countries and was then introduced in ships. The first ship that reported the SOS distress call was on 10 June 1909 by Cunard liner RMS Slavonia. The system then became one of the most used distress signals.
Now, it is not limited to ships or secret agents. The SOS is introduced in the form of services in the mobile phone and other wearable devices. The main aim of this to provide personal safety in the form of emergency help.
The personal safety wearable in which SOS is used are:
We could easily use these wearables in case of emergency. For using the SOS alert, you need to add the mobile number of multiple people who can help you in case of an emergency. After this, whenever a person clicks on the button, his location with an alert message will be sent to the recipients.
With the updated technologies, SOS is now available in various fleet. This was introduced to help the driver and passengers.
Mostly in small fleet, the SOS button is available on the dashboard where it is not easily visible but can be easily reached by the driver.
Our Indian Government has listed it in AIS 140 certified devices. The AIS 140 devices are to be installed in all commercial fleet in India for public safety. As being around each person is not possible for them. So, in case of emergency, the SOS button will send the message to the security force and the transport company. Thus, public safety will not be at risk in any situation. This step was taken after the Nirbhaya rape case in 2012 to provide help to women.
Our fleet management software, Trakzee also has this amazing feature. In Trakzee you not only get the alerts but also give an efficient report regarding the SOS button used. Here, you can even select the method by which you want to be alerted.
The SOS panic alert is a life savour. So, we need to spread awareness regarding this. You never know when your small message can be useful to save someone's life.