Agencies are faced with the significant challenge of making sense of mountains of crime data. FirstWatch helps by turning this raw data into valuable, actionable information available to law enforcement teams and other authorized stakeholder groups in real-time. Automatically mining and mapping CAD, RMS and ProQA data for trends involving specified problem areas, or nature codes such as burglaries, robberies, SARs, gang activity, narcotics, sex crimes, etc., helps make this process manageable. These user-defined incident types are called “triggers” and can be set to automatically alert when established criteria are met or exceeded. FirstWatch can even analyze “free-text” in the notes or narrative to search for key words or phrases, partial-plates, suspect names, vehicle descriptions, or other helpful information that may be captured in the incident text — all automatically in real-time!
Key features for law enforcement
A variety of data sources
Any information that is captured in a database, such as CAD, ProQA or RMS, can be monitored by FirstWatch. The process is automated so there is no need for new training or any changes in how staff currently works.
Dashboards make data easy to visualize
Data is presented on dashboards so users can quickly and easily see the status of any dataset they wish to–and on any device that connects to the Internet.
Real-time Geo-Fence Analysis and Mapping
GIS data can be displayed on a map in real-time, creating a visual environment where the user can quickly analyze emerging trends and patterns.
Sentinel event/situational awareness alerts
FirstWatch can be used to reduce workload and increase awareness by automating key notifications for sentinel or situational awareness events, such as a kidnapping, MCI event, shots fired, suspicious activity reports, hot prowl, active shooter, etc.
When a FirstWatch trigger goes off, the user determines to whom and how an alert will automatically be sent–for example, pager, email, fax, text message, etc.
Pre-set or customized triggers
Users can use pre-set triggers to provide alerts for common types of incidents, and can also have customized triggers for their specific needs.
Early warning utility
FirstWatch can be set to alert law enforcement, homeland security, and fusion center teams about potential early signs of a chemical, biologic, radioactive attack, or other concerning occurrence.