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Mumbai Police Commissioner Javed Ahmed launches Ziman service for women journalists

Zicom Electronics Security Systems has taken the responsibility of protecting the women journalists in Mumbai. The company is gifting all women journalist their flagship product ZIMAN, free of cost which will act as their personal bod

Speaking on the occasion, Pramoud Rao, managing director of Zicom Electronics Security Systems explains that the job of a journalist is really commendable who accepts great risk to unravel the truth and get the story in front of the people.

“For doing that even a woman journalist needs to travel at odd hours and go to unsafe places to cover a story which puts her life at risk. There have been several unfortunate incidents of attacks on in the recent past,” Rao explains.

According to Rao, Zicom takes it as their personal duty to provide security to these brave hearts who undertake such grave risk for the people. “ZIMAN acts as a personal body guard for the user. Whenever there is a risk, all the journalist needs to do is trigger the alert installed in her mobile phone and our response team gets in action,” Rao says.

Explaining the concept, Rao informs that when the trigger is activated, the mobile phone starts sending pictures and videos to the Zicom Command Centre which is immediately analysed. “Not only do we alert the family, but we even contact the authorities and the emergency services if needed,” he adds.

Gurbir Singh, the chairman of the Mumbai Press Club informed that this is a move in the right direction. “Journalists in the line of duty have to constantly face attacks and the security of the woman journalists is a prime concern. We are happy that Zicom has taken this initiative. We are confident that with this initiative, attacks would certainly come down,” he says.

Javed Ahmed, Mumbai Police Commissioner informed that this is a great initiative involving a private company. “On several occasions, even if we catch the culprits, there is no proof against them. With ZIMAN, pictures and videos of the attack taking place are immediately captured. Not only can the attack be prevented but immediate action can also be taken,” He added.




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