Smartphone maker Huawei and its sub-brand Honor on Thursday welcomed government's decision to make a panic button mandatory for all mobiles phones from next year.
The move aims to help improve security of women and assist law enforcement agencies, it said.
"Our research and development center in Bengaluru innovated this functionality and today, Honor smartphones sold in the Indian market already come embedded with a SOS feature," the company said in a statement.
"All our smartphones are equipped with in-built GPS systems to provide assistance to our customers at any given time. Last year, we introduced SOS feature in all our smartphones to ensure women safety. The SOS feature which sends instant messages to three pre-set numbers," Allen Wang, president of consumer business group, Huawei Telecommunication India said.