April 06, 2017

Pune Police deploys WorkApps Chat, secures its mobile communication

The Economics Times

Bangalore: Pune Police has secured its mobile communication channel with the deployment of WorkApps Chat application. This move comes in wake of the increasing security threats concerns around mobile chat applications like WhatsApp and others.

“Speed of information and its security are emerging as key factors of efficient policing. Information needs to be communicated on a real time basis and to the right officers for prompt action. In line with our goal of SMART policing, the implementation of WorkApps Chat is yet another significant step this direction,” said Rashmi Shulka, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Pune.

WorkApps Chat will also help Pune Police go paperless as most communication will now move to mobile messaging. It will allow the authority to send one way messages on security alerts, threats and incidents to all or selected officials within seconds. All police officials will be listed in a single app along with addresses of all police stations.

WorkApps Chat is developed by an Indian enterprise and it allows companies and organization to host on their own servers and have full control of the data. All the employees of the company are available in the chat directory, making it easier to find people, instead of adding them one by one. One way messages can be sent to all or selected employees in a few seconds from a single location, removing the hassle of forwarding messages within various groups.

“The adoption of WorkApps Chat by the Pune Police is a testimony of our effort to revolutionize the way we communicate. It is a vindication of the efforts made by our team to develop this platform. We are humbled by the trust placed by the Pune Police and hope that other cities follow this progressive step,” said Rudrajeet Desai, CEO & Founder –WorkApps.

WorkApps Chat is also integrated with Google Maps services, which enables organizations to work with teams on the field and on the move.

While Pune Police have deployed WorkApps Chat, there’s also a second phase plan to allow citizens use this application so they can connect and chat with the nearest police station and officials in there locality from their mobile phones directly.