A mobile security system that alerts the user with a text message whenever there is an intruder or fire at their home has been developed by Prince Muta and Isaac Washa, two graduates from the Polytechnic, a constituent in the University of Malawi (Unima).
Muta who is also a correspondent of Nyasa Times is a graduates of journalism and Washa is a graduate of electrical engineer.
The two decided to develop the software after being touched by the incidences of fire accidents and house breakings in the country.
According to Muta, once the system has been installed, phone numbers of the owners of the house are registered into the system.
He said the system uses the numbers “to send them the alert once there is fire or an intruder at their house.”
The system works on every type of phone, whether smart-phone or the basic phone and the owner of a house with the system can receive alerts anywhere they go in the country as it is not barred by distance, according to Muta.
“The user can receive alerts anywhere they are, so long there is a proper network on their phone, for instance, if they have a house in Blantyre and they have gone to Rumphi, the system indicates the exact location of disturbance in their house,” he said.
The system has been developed with a backup of batteries in order to make it usable in times of electricity problems.