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Emergency Panic Button using Microcontrollers

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 99 - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2014
Nivedita Majumdar
Pragati Bhargava
Rubeena K Shirin

Nivedita Majumdar, Pragati Bhargava and Rubeena K Shirin. Article: Emergency Panic Button using Microcontrollers. International Journal of Computer Applications 99(9):1-3, August 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Nivedita Majumdar and Pragati Bhargava and Rubeena K Shirin},
	title = {Article: Emergency Panic Button using Microcontrollers},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {99},
	number = {9},
	pages = {1-3},
	month = {August},
	note = {Full text available}


Safety is a primary concern today for people everywhere. No one can foresee danger, and reaction to any danger is required in a split second. Recently, mobile apps have been developed, which can be used to connect to your emergency contact. But not everyone has a smartphone. Moreover, it is not possible to use an app in a split second. Microcontrollers are used in devices everywhere. An ideal panic button should be one which allows the user to react and finish the work at the fastest speed possible, while successfully accomplishing the task. This paper describes a panic button that will ensure safety in minimal time. A simple switch will trigger the device that consists of an Arduino board and GSM Module. The Arduino board sends a signal to the GSM Module with a SIM Card, which will send an emergency message to the contact pre-defined in the system, along with the exact GPS co-ordinates of the position of the user with the panic button. This information can be used by the emergency contact to pin-point the user's location exactly and track the user in the shortest time possible.


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