Students, SPF develop app that sounds alarm to deter offenders, sends crime evidence
11 Mar 2016
Todayonline.com, 10 Mar 2016 - Article featured a mobile app developed by five students from SP’s Diploma in Business Information Technology (DBIT) students. The app, Call Police, was on display at SP’s annual Project Showcase, which covers works by outstanding graduating students from the polytechnic’s School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Design School (SD), and the School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT). A notable feature of the ‘Call Police’ app is a shrill alarm that will set off a piercing siren when the user is in distress. The students worked with officers from Jurong West Neighbourhood Police Centre for six months to develop the current prototype, which won the Merit Award at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Security Awareness For Everyone Competition last October. DBIT student and project leader Nicolas Wee opined that the team’s hope is to bring down the crime rate with their app. Article also mentioned that other exhibits by ABE and DMIT are open to the public on Friday (March 11), while SD’s showcase is open to the public from March 12 to 17. Similar story was reported in Channel News Asia.