We’re excited to announce that NICE has been named a winner in the 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards competition. NICE’s revolutionary cloud-based investigative solution, NICE Investigate, took home the top prize as a Platinum Award Winner in the Best Investigation/Surveillance/Detection System category.
Sponsored by American Security Today, the ‘ASTORS’ Awards recognize outstanding product development achievements and exciting new technologies that support law enforcement agencies, first responders, and other government entities in their mission to keep cities and communities safe and secure.
NICE Investigate is the first open digital policing and investigation solution designed to help law enforcement agencies automate their collection, analysis and sharing of case evidence. It puts evidence into context based on time, sequence and location to help investigators understand the ‘who, what, when, where and why’ so they can close more cases faster. NICE Investigate runs on the secure Microsoft Azure Government cloud and is the industry’s most comprehensive, scalable, FBI CJIS-compliant cloud-based solution for managing investigations and digital evidence. Law enforcement agencies can use NICE Investigate to improve the effective and efficiency of their:
- Evidence collection: Using a single logon and powerful ‘Google-like’ search tool, investigators can conduct one search across all connected data sources to uncover evidence. NICE Investigate’s content analytics even make audio and video files, documents, incident narratives and case reports from CAD and RMS systems searchable. For evidence that’s not directly accessible, investigators can initiate and track evidence requests, and receive automatic notifications when they’re fulfilled. A secure public portal makes it easy to crowdsource video, photos and tips. Private businesses can also use the portal to register their CCTV cameras, so detectives know which ones might be important to investigations, without having to physically canvas an area on foot.
- Evidence Analysis: With NICE Investigate’s visualization tools, investigators can select any media files (CCTV, body-worn and in-car video, 911 and radio recordings, even videos and photos taken on smartphones), add them to a timeline, visualize them, and synchronously play them back. Videos are automatically transcoded to a playable format, while original files are retained for evidence integrity. Built-in mapping means investigators can also view case evidence according to its geolocation on a map.
- Evidence Sharing: No more copying evidence onto CDs, DVDs and USB drives. Investigators can securely and electronically share evidence with prosecutors. Prosecutors receive an email with a link to the digital case folder and can access it securely from the NICE Investigate prosecutor portal. The system automatically tracks who accessed which files and when to protect evidence integrity.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized with an ‘ASTORS’ platinum award for NICE Investigate,” said John Rennie, General Manager, Public Safety, NICE. “NICE Investigate is the first and only solution to automate the entire digital investigation process so investigators can become more efficient and effective crime-solvers and increase their case clearance rates. Through our partnership with PoliceGrantsHelp.com, we’re also pleased to offer grant assistance to help agencies take advantage of these powerful capabilities.”
NICE Investigate will be featured in an upcoming special ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions edition of American Security Today.
Learn more about NICE Investigate by reading our award nomination profile on American Security Today or by emailing email@example.com.