The Punjab police department has launched a new smartphone application to prevent the theft and trade of mobile phones and recover them if they get stolen or snatched. The Capital City Police Lahore designed the application, the E-Gadget Monitoring System, in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).
Users can download the app, E-Gadget Monitoring System from both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The pilot app’s inauguration ceremony took place at the DIG Investigations Lahore office. Capital City Police Chief BA Nasir attended the inaugural ceremony as the chief guest.
Moreover, several high-ranking Punjab Police officers attended the ceremony, including the DIG Investigation Dr. Inaam Wahid, DIG Operations Waqas Nazeer, SSP Admin Mutazir Mehdi, SSP Investigations Zeeshan Asghar, SSP (CRO) Ahsan Saifullah, senior police officers, trade leaders, and media representatives also attended the event.
How E-Gadget Monitoring System Works?
Dealers in the mobile phone industry will easily be able to register themselves using the e-Gadget app. Shopkeepers will save the IMEI numbers of each mobile phone in the application so that the police may access the database for stolen gadgets.
— Punjab Police Official (@OfficialDPRPP) October 7, 2021
The App Could Reduce Mobile Theft by 60% to 70%
CCPO Lahore BA Nasir described E-Gadget Monitoring System as a revolutionizing app, the system’s effective use would decrease cellphone theft by 60% to 70%. He assured merchants that the latest application presented by Punjab Police would assist them to protect their businesses. In case a mobile phone is stolen, the police will be informed immediately via the app and an FIR will be instantly uploaded there.
Furthermore, the Lahore police chief said that the stolen devices were being sold and purchased as the data of stolen mobile phones was not available online. Nasir said once E-Gadget Monitoring System gets success in Lahore, its range would be expanded to other regions as well.
Source: Pro Pakistani