Magnet AUTOMATE by Magnet Forensics Inc. is a forensic evidence automation solution that allows police agencies to keep digital investigations running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without the need for human intervention.
Digital evidence is accumulating at a rate that most police agencies cannot handle, leading to months-long backlogs that are resulting in an erosion of justice. The major evidence bottleneck is occurring from the time that digital devices are collected in the field to the time that the evidence found on them is processed. The processing of evidence often involves multiple steps and can only move forward when personnel are physically present to perform basic tasks such as connecting devices and clicking prompts. When personnel are not in the office during evenings and weekends, digital investigations grind to a halt. These limitations are stopping agencies from getting evidence into the hands of investigating officers as quickly as they need to. In an attempt to fast-track this process, multiple agencies are devoting increasing overtime expenditures to their digital investigations, but this solution is not sustainable.
Magnet AUTOMATE is helping police agencies accelerate their digital investigations by automating digital forensics workflows. The solution enables agencies to simultaneously process evidence for multiple cases instead of being limited to working on one at a time, and automatically move on to the next step of the workflow without the need for human intervention. Agencies can turn hours of overnight and weekend downtime into uptime in order to eliminate heavy case backlogs and get evidence into the hands of investigating officers hours earlier than what is normally possible.
After implementing Magnet AUTOMATE, a large municipal agency based in the U.S. found an average of 30% time savings per case involving digital evidence.