Community Rescue Siren System

Community Rescue Siren System

Organization type: 
for profit
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
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Community Rescue Siren System(CRSS) is possibly most exclusive idea in Nepal that generally focuses on the technique that provides quickest possible rescue to the members associated in the community from daily impending incidents like theft, loots, robberies, any kind of accidents (fire, heart attack and so on) in the society.

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Technology Sales Pvt. Ltd.
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Section 1: About You
First Name

Ram laxman

Last Name

Prasad Rimal


, BA

Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?


Organization Name

Technology Sales Pvt. Ltd.

Organization Phone

00977-1-4416900, 4444576

Organization Address

Kathmandu-29, Lainchour

Organization Country

, BA

How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Your idea
Country your work focuses on

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What makes your innovation unique?

Security turmoil is the pervasive phenomena in today world. Countries have been deploying huge resources to get rid of security challenges. Beside taking initiatives, deploying security equipments and security personnel by the government, more than 2/3rd of world population is beyond the reach of security and is not getting timely rescue since various underdeveloped countries like Nepal could not afford adequate security personnel with sufficient equipments. Most of the countries use police control, fire brigade or emergency numbers, 100, 911,101 etc with voice support for manual and recorded voice option. If the real incident occurs the victim cannot express his/her proper location or situation. The victim will bid to lose the asset what so ever while waiting for the reluctant and slow-motioned service provider’s arrival. In most of the cases, fire fighter cannot reach because of the narrow streets. Road traffic is another obstacle. Realizing the problems of most of the underdeveloped countries, we invented unique equipment named community rescue siren system (CRSS). Now, this is easier enough that one can get rescue from the nearest neighbor just pressing a button of his/her mobile or landline phone. He/she need not to make any voice over the phone, the equipment automatically bangs emergency siren with victim’s name within the community and sends the information to central police or fire brigade with location. When the emergency alarm is rang, all the members of the community will gather with fire extinguisher, first aid tools and some personal defending systems so that the earliest rescue is made.

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Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

The criminality rate of underdeveloped countries are higher than that of others, people are facing theft, loots, abductions, accidents, threatens in a daily basis. Government security is insufficient in those remote areas or unplanned villages and cities to deliver timely rescue. The government in the poor countries like Nepal is not being able to do what it ought to do for the security provisions. The government itself lacks sufficient resources to pilot it. This innovation generally focuses those self formed group of neighbors (within a community) to take action against these kinds of incidents. This innovation not only serves in any incidents but also builds sound relationship among the neighbors, flourishes religious harmony and extends brotherhood. Neighbors will get united to take actions to any ill-fate or wrong things around their locality. We have initiated for some sample projects around Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. We have accumulated noteworthy responses and apparent appreciation on the idea of saving community people through the direct participation of community members themselves generating numbers of stories from the communities; some of those for instances are….
- Once in the evening, there was Fire in one of the community member’s house in Lainchour community, Kathmandu, the house owner was totally unconscious to react the incident, one of his neighbor pressed his siren code resulting into 100s of members gather within a couple of minutes. Some of them called fire brigade, some of them managed fire extinguisher, some of them were busy pouring cold water; the situation was under control when police and fire brigade were actually there in the place.

- One midnight, one of the old member of a community, located in Kathmandu stroked by heart attack, his panic wife just pressed the code number leading an emergency alarm to beep out and the community members to get up. One of the members drove him to hospital by his car within 5 minutes and saved his life.

- Once in the evening, some robbers got into a house and threatened the landlord. His son pressed a button on his mobile phone entering in to his bathroom, soon after the siren was beep, dozens of community members gathered. Two of the thieves were caught and sent to police. After that day none of the members are victimized from thefts and loots.
Hundreds of such events can be enumerated within Kathmandu valley. The idea based on communal participation constitutes significant rate of helping attitude leading to the mutual cooperation in tough times. The major issue in the present day society is isolation; our idea boosts those principles that back common interests of a cluster, rather than self-centered individualism.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

Before the Community siren is planted in the community, the community members had been facing daily theft problems. Community members used to jointly patrol their streets with sticks and other such defending materials all over the night to protect from theft related problems. Some of the times if there’s any fire cause, no one could help the community because no fire brigade could approach to the house because of the narrow streets and unplanned community settlements. There were same problems in health issues, if any one affected from sudden health problem, no one could help the person because of lack of communication. Now it is so easily people are supposed to get gathered at the incident place, just pressing a button of land line or mobile phone by the needy. Hence, our idea could help addressing the casual incidents manage to safety efficiently and with minimum damage.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

First of all we select location considering the need and prevalence of threats such as theft, violation, riot, fire and so on. Undoubtedly, such areas could be the highly populated areas of Kathmandu and other fast growing cities of Nepal. The selected area with minimum requirement of community members (existing … Potential members) is observed by our technical team. Subsequently, we gather the community members in one place and conduct a session to provide all the relevant information about the new innovation and its usefulness to the community. Our technical team is also involved in the interaction program. After they are enriched with the idea (each members), we organize another meeting in the community for the sake financial contribution, we also provide 5 member for free in each community who is unable to pay for the service. After the commitment of financial contribution from the community, we collect the name list and telephone number of all the members along with their house code number. After all the names are collected, we program a device with sufficient access points and enter all the information into the device. Then after, we install the device in to the community and organize a meeting for operation method. We also constitute a code of conduct to run the community efficiently. We also sign a contract with community for 5 years of replacement guarantee in the hardware, software and maintenance services. We maintain regular system checkup from our control room so that none of the community system remain defected. The system automatically sends the message to our control room if backup power is low. We are more sensitive in regular maintenance and power supply due to huge load shedding problem in Nepal.
As above stated, the idea itself requires more community participation. To sensitize people on the reliability of the product may be the biggest issue to address for its success. The way people realize about the economical value and potential pay back (not direct) may take little bit longer time. The another problem would be government’s sick vision for the innovating ideas. This, however, can be overcome by rigorous lobbies and social propagation. People in LDC (least developed countries) tend to be economically motivated. They can give limited attention over the idea as it the idea based on indirect and sustainable benefit. Investment problem might also hamper the idea since innovator has less access to working capita. Banks have emphasized big corporate and process for granting small scale projects is cumbersome. Despite all the hurdles, for the optimistic side, the idea is expected to become in choice of many of Nepalese citizens and people beyond the nation.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

In the coming years, the Invention will be much effective due to the security turmoil in the country and the instable polity. People are not feeling any secure; government body is not capable to provide enough security to its people in proper time. The system will be very effective in facing the problems in the community. The security demand is mounting day by day. Up to now, we served about 22,000 households among 400 such communities.
In the first year, we expect to expand the community rescue siren system to the remote villages and Terai region, where the incidents such as; Abduction, rape, murder, kidnapping are increasing day after day. We expect around 1000 such communities (expected 50,000 Household) will be awared within coming 1 year. Nepalese government is expected to make a policy to its citizens by the end of this year.
In the second year, we expect this program to expand internationally. Those of neighboring countries India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan are also facing same problems. So we expect this program will expand out to those countries by the end of the second year.
In third year, we expect this program will be expanded and get popularity in these south Asian countries. We are now building a network and register patent right for international level, especially in south Asian sub-continent.

How many people will your project serve annually?

More than 10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

$50 - 100

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?


If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

Nepalese public policy has given emphasize to strengthen local products, commercial values to Nepalese technologies and innovation. The Industrial Policy 1992, fiscal policy, environment policy and commercial policy each has promised to back public private partnership, investment flow to promote micro enterprises and career opportunity in small/medium scale ventures. Social security act of Nepal spells that every citizen has equal opportunity to do business and right to be safe from undesired turmoil. Government of Nepal owing to the current political instability is not doing what it ought to do for the safeguarding of its citizens. GON, however, has supporting policies. Since our idea has more social and community based impact we have sincerely reviewed public policy. This is not against any laws and bylaws enforced by GON, but rather, compatible and consistent with those policies and laws.

What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?


Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

The business with the partnership of different sector is crucial to achieve the success. Specially, for the community based project, if involved with government partnership, that would be far better. Innovative steps need much persuading skill to its stakeholders. It is natural that change is not acceptable to anybody at once. Since Nepal is a developing country, the people of Nepal have greater preference for western and other foreign technologies rather than locally evolved ones. So partner with different field is needed to achieve the desired goal with locally innovated technologies. We think the partner of different field like, marketing, finance, technical and administration is needed to get success and run the project smoothly. For our innovation, we have partner of finance and marketing fields as well as technical field. The government partnership also is possible; just now we are planning to install a device in the police control room of Nepal police to get instant information of theft, riots and loots. It can show the proper location of the victim to the police so that police can approach the incident place and can take quicker action than ever before.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

Being as a community based project we have to develop many infrastructures for the sustainable running. Right now we have just started this project into our local community. In fact, we are collecting the communities’ perception whether we can go for this with long term vision or not. We are fully hopeful to expand our services in many other locations of our country. The project is run with enrolling fees with each of the community members. Now each of them has to pay Nrs 1000 to 2500 for their membership for 5 years and Nrs 100 annual charge. In this sense, the price for each individual is affordable; we can generate the money for running this project very well what we are doing. By this year we will increase the area applying different marketing tools, we will expand it to at least 3 international markets in coming years. We are registering patent right in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India and Bhutan by this year.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Since we have come with some innovations, we focus on watching the problems and the cause. In the period when there was Maoist insurgency before 4 years. Most of the people were suffering from threat by different groups and gangs owing to the insurgency. We sought the ideas to come out of such problems and start designing the community based security system. At that period we were focusing with just the security to the community from those groups. Due to the lack of basic infrastructure we designed wired based community warning system connected with each and every household by wire. It was quite difficult to spread out to different homes. The response was good but we had limitation to expand the community in the early phase because we did not have sufficient manpower as well as resources for higher production. It was really tough situation for us; we used to complete one community about 10-15 days. But we had very good response and we had to fulfill the community’s needs, i.e. assembly point determination for gathering the members, displaying the victim member’s name in the control panel, message dissemination system and most challenging job was the wireless technology needed to be developed. Once, while gathered, one of our community members tempted us speak about the upcoming wireless technology, we did the same. It made us to develop the wireless technology for the community based warning system.

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

The problem is our guru(god father) of innovation. Every time when we see the problem we get forced to search the cause of it and the minimizing techniques. When we came to Kathmandu city from our village before 12 years we were almost unknown about the lifestyle of urban people. After 6 months later we came out with an idea for water lifting motor automatic switch, which was considered to be very useful at that time and we were known as Ramlaxman to the people of Kathmandu city. After 8-9 months we got success to make the prototype and within 2 years stay in Kathmandu, we started selling our dream product thank to many valued clients who inspired us for the betterment of the technology as well as the service quality. Most of the times, instantly after we get any information/ complain from our customers, it makes us thinking more for the solution.

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