Security Solutions for Law Enforcement
Support law enforcement efforts with AI-enabled security technology and solutions
In modern times, law enforcement agencies must take a measured approach to protecting communities and personnel while enhancing the relationship with the communities they protect. Twenty20 Solutions provides flexible and smart security solutions to assist law enforcement in its mission to keep everyone secure. Technology such as Active Shooter Location Identification (ASLI) and A.I.-enabled video surveillance allow law enforcement to utilize policing resources more effectively and secure a larger area, while also reducing risks to both officer and citizen.
Integrating advanced video surveillance technology with data analytics gives law enforcement valuable tools to deter crime before it happens, respond to it as it happens, and build stronger cases against offenders. Additionally, advancing technologies are in high demand and the market continues to show growth trends for smart surveillance systems.
Why use A.I. in Law Enforcement Security Systems?
Common concerns of law enforcement personnel include:
Excessive false positives in legacy gunshot detection solutions
Lack of situational awareness in active shooter situations
Difficulties in building a case against offenders
Staging of other first responders in a security event
Improving community relations through better data
News outlets such as NBC News have reported on the inadequate detection provided by commonly adopted legacy solutions. As a result, law enforcement personnel and citizens alike are wary of high cost solutions with negligible improvements in crime prevention or community relationships. This is where Twenty20's AI-enabled ASLI system shines; the integration of AI vastly improves identification rates as the system learns to identify threats and filter out other loud noises such as firework blasts. In addition, when ASLI technology is combined with video surveillance and facial recognition, the system can capture video of the shooter almost immediately after shots are fired, capturing real-time situational evidence for law enforcement and improving the chances of identifying and apprehending the perpetrator.
VIDEO: Active Shooter Location Identification in Action
Viewing Sites Remotely
Twenty20 Solutions provides real-time access and visibility to what is happening on site via our web-based Novus platform. From any location and device, you can see your sites in real time or access events to keep track of activity, even when away. ASLI camera systems swivel at first detection of gunfire, providing a near-instant view of the suspect and any getaway vehicles. The option to view sites remotely can also keep personnel safer, as it becomes much easier to predetermine the severity of situation.
Improved Situational Awareness
“Knowing is half the battle”: in a dangerous instance, situational awareness is key for a proper response from law enforcement officials and first responders. Surveillance equipment closes the gap in information and allows officials to know more accurately what they are dealing with and the severity of the situation. Twenty20’s Active Shooter Location Identification system (ASLI) detects gunshots as they happen with a high degree of accuracy. ASLI can identify the general type of gun used in a shooting, which is critical in gaining proper situational awareness; one person firing a small handgun will require a different approach than a group with tactical gear and rifles, for example. By combining the power of multiple layers of technology, including acoustic, video, thermal, and radar capabilities, our solutions enable law enforcement to engage faster and with better situational awareness to active shooter situations, which in turn increases both officer and public safety.
With built-in A.I. and video analytics, Twenty20's technology can assist in documenting repeat offenders. Facial recognition and object counting and detection can track criminals as they appear and isolate vehicles used in crimes much more effectively. The data collected with our technology gives you the information you need to make informed decisions that will ultimately allow for more effective use of law enforcement resources.
Assists in Case Building
The difficulty of case building can’t be understated. Even with advancements in detective work and the increase in technology-assisted investigations, law enforcement can have its hands tied when trying to find the proper evidence that leads to a conviction. AI-enabled security solutions assist in case building by providing strong evidence through video footage, license plate recognition, and more. Capturing a shooter on video, comparing the shooter to known criminal databases using facial recognition technology, and capturing license plates using license plate recognition technology are just a few of the ways AI can dramatically increase the case building process for law enforcement.
Improving Community Relations
As stated by the U.S Department of Justice, “strong relationships of mutual trust between police agencies and the communities they serve are critical to maintaining public safety and effective policing.” Law enforcement agencies must balance the building of positive community relations with the administration of the proper techniques in apprehending wrongdoers. Twenty20 assists agencies in achieving this balance. Video surveillance dramatically improves the criminal identification process and reduces the impact on innocent civilians during the investigation process. In addition, detectives can focus precious time and resources more efficiently with much better results. By being able to perform their duties more effectively and with greater accuracy, law enforcement officials can more easily fulfill their vows to serve and protect their communities.
Benefits of Video Surveillance & Monitoring for Law Enforcement
Improved Situational Awareness
With our web-based Novus platform, the option to view sites remotely allows for officers to determine the severity of a situation without needing to risk their safety by immediately responding in person. Critical information such as the rough size of a gun fired, footage of suspects, and locations of crimes taking place allow for a more informed approach to the situation and overall safety increases.
Increased Surveillance Area
Video surveillance systems allow local law enforcement to expand their footprints by securing areas without on-site personnel needed. This increases the reach of a department in preventing and prosecuting crime; in addition, a more holistic approach to law enforcement can be taken, as entire areas are policed as opposed to a few problem areas.
Proactive security measures help to minimize the manpower needed on-site while increasing the overall bandwidth to secure your local communities. Visible security equipment such as integrated security cameras can sometimes even reduce crime with their presence alone. A well-surveyed site represents a far less appealing target for criminals, as the presence of law enforcement is substantial and apparent.
Improved Community Relations
With the assistance of A.I.-enabled security technology, officers have increased opportunities to interact with their communities in a positive way. Nuanced and informed approaches to policing are critical, and highly accurate A.I. detection can be a great help in apprehending wrong-doers while keeping all parts of a community safer from harm.