Security Devthon, in association with the Society for Cyberabad Security Council, Cyberabad Police Commissionerate, HYSEA and Hyderabad Hackers gathered designers, engineers, professionals and students to come together to understand and solve some of the most challenging problems we face in the protection and safety of our communities.

This devthon has seen participation from local law enforcement officers and first responders to help participants solve some of the most pressing issues first responders and law enforcement officials face when protecting our communities, using technology insights. With the theme dwelling on Women Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Road Safety and Public Transport Safety, a bundle of issues have been highlighted that participants have addressed through technology, design and co-creation.

Police officers also participated by assisting teams address pressing issues that first responders and citizens face in urban spaces and communities. They came together to provide insights and feedback to the participants.


Here are the top prototypes that showcased possibilities,

  • Adaptive Traffic
    Using a camera monitoring the road, the prototype was built using a raspberry to monitor the density of the road and thereby dynamically time the signals. This will ease the overhead and also make the signals smarter.

  • AirCops
    Air surveillance for incident reporting and data to gather data for first response. This is a drone based system which will keep surveilling the area and in case of an incident will help the first responders without better data.
  • CopComm
    Secure internal communication channel for law enforcement officers. This is a push to talk based secure communitation mechanism for communication with monitoring options of the communication so that both the citizens and the police interact easily.
  • HarassReport
    Bringing an end to harassment and sensitizing individuals about harassment. Removing the taboo for women to register complaints against issues ranging from domestic violence to eve teasing. Including geolocation so that the police can respond immediately.
  • Challan Alert
    Get notified when you receive a challan via email or SMS on time and monitor and pay the existing challans

In the Press

Devthon is back again – This time for a safer Hyderabad
– Startup Hyderabad

Event Report
– Cyberabad Police

More & more non-profit organisations giving credence to ethical hackers
– Economic Times

Participating Organisations

About HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association)
HYSEA (Formerly ITsAP) is a registered apex body with more than 300 members representing the software industry in Hyderabad. It is a not for profit organization whose vision is ‘To Position Hyderabad as the leading intellectual capital of the world, by nurturing entrepreneurship, research and innovation, to achieve global excellence in IT products and services’. HYSEA works very closely with the Government, STPI – Hyderabad and with various industry bodies like NASSCOM, FICCI, CII, TiE, AMCHAM, IACC, FAPCCI, etc.and acts as a catalyst to promote the growth of the IT & ITES industry in the Hyderabad.

About Cyberabad Police
Cyberabad Police strives to make Cyberabad a safe and secure city to support its endeavor to become a word-class IT destination through implementing proactive and preventive initiatives, excellence in surveillance techniques adopting the latest technology and tools, partnering with and educating all stakeholders and facilitate effective participation of all concerned. The areas of focus are: Personal safety, particularly Women safety, IT infrastructure safety, Traffic safety, Cyber safety, Information security and Business continuity from a public infrastructure stand point