What is YUNGA
Yunga is a local rescue digital network for neighbors that allow them to communicate to each other in real time in case of an attack or emergences.
Everyday issues for neighborsEvery night, or even during day, in our local homes areas, We finally go to bed after a long day, but before we know it, thugs have broken into our houses and towering above us asking to handover money that we have, to handover mobile money pins/ATM bank pins, properties and the worst of it all, claiming lives for many because they are helpless most times. A process that needs to be reversed
Problem related numbers
In 2014, a grand total of 248,181 cases were registered from a total of 102 crime types. 3,789 were of house breaking crime type. ~Source: Uganda Bureau of Statistics .
In 2016, On in the Area of Bukedi sub region, over 2,487 were registered by police and of these, housebreaking and related murder had over 914 all together. Source:Uganda Police.
Total number of police officers is 43,000 of which 10% of the is allocated to Very Important Person Protection Unit (VIPPU). Total population in Uganda is above 40,000,000 million people
Greater Masaka Deputy Police spokesman, Superintendent Lameck Kigozi, says the police-civilian ratios in his region are still wanting.
What we are doing to solve the problem
Organize a village into groups to form a local rescue digital network by neighbors that can communicate to each other in real time in case of emergency. All the formed groups are connected using a cheap and simple device or phone application that is triggered by a victim to alert every home (and police) on his network by an alarm and Citizen Name display for quick rescue.
This is our very number one connection type recomendation, a user presses a button to notify all his/her Yunga neighbors (& local area police station) with an alarm and neighbor name display
For people with smartphone, you either shake or press a button icon in the app to notify all your Yunga neighbors. The phone will vibrate, ring out round and also displays the name of a neighbor in a problem
This works for people on a network who may not have the device or a smartphone. For this alternative, a member or group will simply recieve an automated call with a name of a neighbor in problem
With this feature, all the joined group members are able to interact together on matters concerning them, this may also include information about a new member on the group.
Throughout our researchrch we have recieved a couple new feature requests and we are handling
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will the device cost?
The Yunga Device will cost UGX 150,000 ($40)
What is the life span of the device?
The device can last as long as possible with a group servicing that could be on demand.
What happens if i fail to buy/purchase the Yunga device?
Apparently Yunga can only be available for only those that have aquired the Yunga device. Yunga mobile app is also available for only thoese that have bought the device. We avail upto 5 installs per household.
How about the power supply for yunga device?
The Yunga device is a DC powered device. Components use up to 12 Volts. The device has runs on Rechargeble battery to help in case of power outbreak.
How can one join the network?
Invite us to your area, Contact: +256704371559, email: email@example.com
Do we have to pay anything after the installation process ?
Yunga will be free for use for a period of 1 year. So in our second year, we shall have added more service that will prompt for a pay to continue to using the Yunga network, you will be required to pay a premium of UGX 91,000 ($24) a year.
What if i don't have cridit on my Yunga account but i have an emergency?
Yunga understands that emergencies come anytime, so we do not work based on credit but it's a subscription.
But what if they used Chloroform on us, how does Yunga cater for this?
Thank you, with Yunga basic, you may not have the chance to combat this but with Yunga+(plus), The system will be able to detect Chloroform and will trigger the alarms and alerts, all your neighbors on the network shall be notified. Smoke can also be detected in case of fire outbreaks.
- Nabagidde Grace Diana, Lead Operation.
- Anatoli Kirigwajjo, Management and sales.
- Kasoma Fredrick, Lead sofware.
- Kawesa Nasser, Lead Hardware designs.
- Miremebe .E. Nangobi , System Analyst.
- Messach Luminsa , Hardware developer.
- Ainembabazi Florentinah ,Advocate.
Call To Action
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