iCrimeFighter is a pioneer in the Digital Evidence Management Software (DEMS) industry after its founding by law enforcement officers in 2011. The company started with iPhone and Android applications and has grown into a full evidence collection, cloud storage, and secure evidence sharing system.
In this post we will take a look at the 16 features mentioned in a Police1 article that are critical to any Digital Evidence Management system to see how iCrimeFighter stacks up.
1. SECURE AND COMPLIANT
iCrimeFighter is hosted in the Amazon GovCloud. The company is a validated public sector partner with Amazon and has met/exceeded its stringent security standards. This means any agency storing its data in iCrimeFighter’s secure cloud storage can be assured they are complying with the strictest industry standards.
2. STORAGE AGNOSTIC AND SCALABLE
Can your DEMS accept all file types and can it grow with the storage amount needed? iCrimeFighter accepts all file types. Most excitingly, it allows playback for the majority of audio and video file types directly in the browser.
Being based in Amazon GovCloud allows the infinite scaling of storage space. iCrimeFighter clients do not need to worry about filling up their storage as it is unlimited.
3. INTEGRATES WITH BWC SYSTEMS
Body and dashcams are commonly used in Law Enforcement these days and many iCrimeFighter clients auto upload their dash/bodycam footage directly to the cloud using the iCrimeFighter Windows application. iCrimeFighter already supports many of the leading BWC providers like Axon, Watchguard, etc.
4. SUPPORT FOR SEAMLESS MIGRATION OF YOUR DIGITAL EVIDENCE
Since iCrimeFighter is a cloud based system, the migration to iCF is as simple as firing up your browser! iCF also provides support for uploading your current and previous videos into iCF using a multitude of avenues including a desktop migration tool.
5. FLEXIBLE DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS
iCrimeFighter is web based and has both Apple and Android applications as well as a Windows application for automatic uploading of evidence. Virtually any system a law enforcement agency is using can be integrated with iCrimeFighter.
6. CHAIN-OF-CUSTODY EVIDENCE TRACKING
A case history is maintained inside of iCrimeFighter and every piece of digital evidence can be tracked from upload to download. The history shows any modifications, views, downloads, or deletions by individual users.
7. ORIGINAL DIGITAL EVIDENCE NEVER CHANGES
iCrimeFighter uses file hashes to ensure that the file’s integrity is maintained during transit and storage.
8. ACCESSIBLE ON MOBILE DEVICES
iCrimeFighter has both Apple and Android applications and can be used on mobile internet browsers.
9. SUPPORT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT EVIDENCE SHARING
Cases can be shared with prosecuting attorneys or other law enforcement agencies directly through iCrimeFighter. In fact, several of the company’s District Attorney clients use iCrimeFighter as their primary method of sharing evidence with law enforcement.
10. SUPPORT FOR CITIZEN EVIDENCE SHARING
iCrimeFighter addresses this issue with Evidence Anywhere. With this feature a secure link is sent via email and the receiver can securely upload directly into the case file. This feature is used extensively to collect evidence from retailers who send photo and video evidence to police departments using iCrimeFighter.
11. MANAGES ALL FILES TYPES
iCrimeFighter accepts all file types for storage and allows for in-browser playback for the majority of audio/video files.
12. ADVANCED SEARCH AND ORGANIZATION
Cases within iCrimeFighter are organized by case number. When a user logs in they are able to view and sort the entire agency’s case list, just their cases or just cases they’ve shared with others.
They can also search through cases using the search function in the top bar.
13. COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW MODE FOR INVESTIGATORS
Reviewers, investigators and/or prosecutors can review all the evidence directly within iCrimeFighter. They need not download the files to view them. This makes it extremely easy for users to work on their investigation without wasting time for download and retrieval.
14. COMPREHENSIVE REPORTING TOOLS
Users can look at the files, cases and even the activities within their agency by date, file type and activity type. They can get a bird’s eye view of all the cases or they can dive into each case and review details of that case. iCrimeFighter supports the most comprehensive reporting for cases.
If you are interested in using iCrimeFighter to save the time and cost of evidence management, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website.
iCrimeFighter is a Cloud-based evidence and file collection, storage and sharing software that helps Law Enforcement agencies and those they work with, including prosecutors and county agencies access the power of AWS GovCloud. More information about iCrimeFighter is available at www.icrimefighterpro.com