In order to create and maintain safe communities, law enforcement agencies are increasingly relying on technology. A new tool for officers is now available; 3M's Plate Alert Analytical ALPR Software is a next-generation ALPR software which uses data fusion analytics and proactive alerts to provide more answers and the confidence to act.
Designed to be fast, powerful and intuitive, 3M Plate Alert Software allows officers to take action, faster. Collaborating with Human Factors Scientists to ensure the software can be learned quickly and used efficiently, Plate Alert Software features the latest user-centered design methods to optimize interfaces and usability. This makes it easier to set up, search, get alerts and find leads. 3M also partnered with law enforcement agencies to offer the most in-demand features. The result is an ALPR software that is powerful and easy to use, so officers spend less time clicking and more time following up on leads.
Going beyond typical ALPR software, which notifies users when a plate read matches a watch list, 3M’s Plate Alert Software features pattern management alerts. Designed to proactively provide relevant information and actionable insights in near real-time, pattern alerts ensure almost all of the work is done before an officer even looks at the data. Notifications are sent when the system detects activity matching a pre-defined pattern that may suggest illicit activity.
“Plate Alert Software uncovers relevant connections and provides a clear view of how seemingly unrelated people, places, things and events are connected, and how they impact each other,” said Seth Stores, global business manager at 3M. “By providing a more complete, informative and accurate picture, officers can spot patterns faster and take action to keep their communities safe.”
3M™ Plate Alert Analytical ALPR Software is the first ALPR software powered by data fusion analytics. Plate Alert Software can compile ALPR data with data from various sources, such as 911 calls, pawn data, police reports, motor vehicle data and more. It can then almost instantly find connections between data points to deliver solid, meaningful leads. By linking and simultaneously evaluating numerous common characteristics across multiple data sources, Plate Alert Software can uncover unexpected relationships and associations. This means law enforcements agencies can get new answers and leads from their data. Using sophisticated second-order analysis, data fusion analytics deliver more actionable intelligence than conventional ALPR software, which rely on first-order analysis.
Plate Alert Software also has increased data privacy measures. Mandatory controls ensure data is only accessed for legitimate purposes by customer chosen individuals, and audit reports provide a full view of system activity to identify any potential misuse of sensitive or private data.
“From parking lots and highways to ports and borders, we are committed to protecting law enforcement officials and their communities,” said Stores. “Plate Alert Software is the newest innovation to support those who take the oath to protect and serve.”