Friday, March 31, 2017

Crime, the Climb That Can & Will Be Stopped

Crime, the Climb That Can & Will Stopped
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

This report is damning in oh so many ways.

BBC Reporting on crime report:

Statistical evaluation is not going to solve the criminal issues!

It is understanding society and the policing thereof.  Yes, real police work from passionate and dedicated professionals.  Who, daily use their honed hard and soft skill sets.

With CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solution Partner and our full proven crime mapping, crime analytics, predictive analysis and social media monitoring, will bring you the vital information NOW, not next week or in a report that is out of date the day it is published.

Many will think this is a brave or egotistical statement, it is not, it is fact!

Visit our website, read and then call with your questions and if you wish, a demonstration of our proven cost effective solutions that are demanded to reduce and resolve the crime.

With our logical, down-to-earth approach and experience of law enforcement requirements globally, we not only speak your language, we coach and mentor your officers to have these professional tools that will protect and serve your communities as we should and are demanded.

Become Part of the CHANGE and Make the Difference All of Us Deserve...

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Peel Back the Social Issues of Contempt

Peel Back the Social Issues
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

The Blame Game is killing people, community leadership with the liberal overtones have failed and all they can do is pass the depleted buck on to whoever wishes to accept the responsibility.

In the middle, those that must uphold the law, police officers, who each day place their life on the line and their families and loved ones know not if they will return home.

Policing is nothing new, it started formerly in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel and has progressed, failed and brought mayhem to the forefront by those miscreants who wish anybody harm, especially law enforcement.  That element of violence is socially unacceptable and the groups who roam from event to event can be stopped when you know exactly what they are doing, planning and attempting to act upon.

When we review what Sir Robert Peel started and thank goodness he documented his thoughts and aspirations, he gave us the Nine Peelian Principles, the Policeman's Bible, which, today, still is the foundation of policing and upholding the laws of the land.

There is a major difference, we at CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solution Partner, have, over decades, combined both the Nine Peelian Principles and Digital Technology (Crime Analytics) without isolating those that are not computer savvy.  

Allowing an information flow through proprietary dashboard technology at the start of every shift,  having the flexibility to add and subtract issues and concerns to their particular beat or ward at anytime and anywhere securely.

It is about having information at your fingertips, both billions of public records and your local agency RMS/CAD crime data.  Our proven ability for Crime Mapping, Analytics, Predictive Analysis and importantly Social Media Monitoring is second to none!  

That is not a marketing statement, it is a fact!

That is why the department of defence selected our predictive analytics for use in Afghanistan for the protection of our forces from IEDs. 

This is more than an officer safety factor, it makes common sense to know what you being called to when a call for service comes in.

With our logical, down-to-earth approach and experience of law enforcement requirements globally, we not only speak your language, we coach and mentor your officers to have these professional tools that will protect and serve your communities as we should and are demanded.

Become Part of the CHANGE and Make the Difference All of Us Deserve...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Communications? We Are In The Now And Keep You; In The Know…

We Are In The Now And Keep You; In The Know…

Law enforcement has come a long way since Sir Robert Peel created in 1829, the Metropolitan Police in London.  Peelers, Bobbies and other endearing terms that addressed them or was called out so the thieves could get a good run from the coppers.  Very visible, because the tall Top Hat that Peel insisted on, was part of their uniform.

Today policing is everyday news and not for the reasons you would think!

Criticism, concerns, attacks of people on people.  Yes, the police are people from your own community and are paid to serve.  Of course, there are issues, it is a pathetic human world after all!

The Peelian Principles still stand firm today, although if you look in your lifetime the faces of law enforcement on both sides of the pond have changed.  Budget cuts and those that only know one method and not the experience of walking the beat.  Sadly it is a younger force with 'real' experience at the helm.  It has to be a mix of old with new to overcome our enforcement situations.  It is all about proactivity!

Back in the day, the policeman walked his beat, knew everyone in the neighborhood.  He carried a notebook, a pen, truncheon/nightstick and no communications whatsoever.  The day of the Police Call Box, which today, is more associated with Dr. Who than law enforcement is even disappearing.

In the BBC Dr. Who series, the Police Box is normal size on the outside.  Inside it is massive!  That is what we have created through secure communications, simple Smart Mobile Phones that can have access to all information “live” in situations which directly linked to databases and the control room, being recorded, date/time/GPS/originator stamped and filed with the report.  

All ready for court!  

The tablet and Smartphone bring us the forms to fill out making us as near paperless as possible at long last, saving time, money and frustration of the delay of information to solve a case.

Now that we added to the paperless society, it is sent directly to the Tablet and Smart Mobile Phone on completion, securely from anywhere, even from a Public Hotspot.

Let us explain, looking at the security of the devices that can be used, literally Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Yes, any device basically.  

The security for access is not dependent on a password.  KEYTALK™ uses a Device DNA approach, this is cutting-edge technology that in fact, has been in use for over twenty plus years in Europe.  This patented, the proprietary solution looks at the device and 17 aspects of its components.  Choosing between 12 and 17 components, to create the Device DNA.  This now is the identifier as it is totally secure.

When the individual log-in, it isn’t really the password logging them in, it is the server seeing it is a trusted and authorized device.  Allowing for the access through an end to end data in motion, bullet resistant secure, anonymous tube, being created directly with the destination.  This is using a short-lived certificate and once all transactions are completed, the sender’s device, on disconnection, deletes any footprint of the transaction.  There is no residue left whatsoever.

Body Worn Cameras (BWC) has taken a life of their own and is as controversial as the introduction of dashboard cams, GPS and maybe even the original radio systems.  Just like a kid with a new toy, it is being rushed, overused and is an accident waiting to happen if not controlled. 

Data storage has been made the #1 issue with privacy slightly running behind.  Being approached totally wrong and by people who have the only objective, to sell you cameras and expensive storage!

Chain of Custody is another major issue and opens the door for problems such as an officer deleting or editing video.  I know, some systems have the ability to lock the system and download but is still an issue.  The information is on the device and out in the field for up to 10 hours before it is effectively placed in the system.  

Heaven forbid if a criminal snatches the camera and runs off with all the evidence gone!

Think back to the Dr. Who Police Box, normal on the outside and full of useful technology on the inside.  A Law Enforcement or Public Safety Officer has been asked to carry too much on their person.  The belt can only take so much! 

The lack of communication from the top down and from neighboring agencies is the failure of policing.  Until we stop the overall 'it is all mine' and 'you cannot see it' syndrome, nothing will change.

CommSmart Global Group is a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner and has over twenty years of Digital Policing.  Their ability to converse, coach and mentor is the key to why their:
  • Social Media Interaction
  • Crime Analytics
  • Community Mapping
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Facial Recognition (SIP) Stop, Interview, Process
  • Professional Services (Coaching/Mentoring)
Start NOW and Communicate!

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

You Can’t “Have it your way”

You Can’t “Have it your way”

A good buddy of mine and I go into a Burger King in Las Vegas to kill the oppressive 95-degree heat. He orders a cola/soda. I want something colder, so I say I want a chocolate milkshake in one of the giant forty-some-odd ounce cola/soda cups. The lady holds up a 16ish ounce cup and says, “This is a large.”

“Right, but I want one bigger than that, so can you just fill one of the 40+ ounce cups and just charge me the difference.”

“No, I can’t do that. This is the largest we have,” she shows me the cup again, in case I didn’t catch it the first time.

“Okay, but I’m willing to pay whatever it costs to fill one of those huge cups.”

“I can’t.”

“You can’t sell me multiple milkshakes and put them in a single cup?”

“No. This is the largest I can give you.” Shows me the cup again.

“You’re kidding?”

She rings up a milkshake. “Anything else?”

“You’re telling me you can’t sell me 2 milkshakes and pour them both into one cup? That’s ridiculous.”

“Do you want anything else, sir?”

There’s no one else in line, so I decide I’m not finished with this, yet. “Are you the manager?”

She turns and yells, “Stan! Someone wants to talk to you!”

The manager comes out of the back room looking pretty unhappy. “What?!”

She points at me and walks away.

Stan steps up to the counter and sizes me up. “Yeah?”

“Hi. I just want to buy a couple milkshakes, but I want to have them put in one of those 40-ounce cups.”

Stan holds up a cup. “This is the largest we have.” Cool. I forgot what it looked like.

“Yeah, I want to buy 2 of those, but instead of putting them in two cups like that, put them in the bigger cup.”

“Those are soft drink cups. We can’t serve them in those cups.”

“I’ll pay for the cup.”

“We have no way of knowing how much milkshake is going into the cup.”

At this point, Jeff, who has been standing several feet behind me cracking up, leans around me and says, “So you’re saying he can’t ‘have it his way?’”

Then I say, “Yeah, don’t you watch the commercials?”

He just stands there looking at me.

“You know what? Just give me two chocolate milkshakes.”

Stan lets his hand hover over the keyboard for a minute, eying Jeff suspiciously. (Your guess is as good as mine) He types it in, I pay, and he gives me the milkshakes.

Jeff and I walk out and get in the car. I pull into the drive-thru and order a chocolate milkshake and an extra large cup of water. At the window, I pay for the milkshake, ask for a drink tray, take the drinks and park. 

As I get out of the car, I dump the water on the ground. I walk inside, go up to the counter, open all three milkshakes, pour them into the huge cup, and gulp down the ¼ cup left in the last one. 

I slide all three empty shake cups across the counter to the woman with her mouth hanging open, pick up my giant milkshake and have it MY WAY.