Social media monitoring helps to optimize strategic, tactical and operational decision-making
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NC4, a leader in revolutionizing safety and security, announced today the general availability of a new addition to its crime-fighting suite, NC4 Signal™, a social media monitoring solution. NC4 Signal takes advantage of the Microsoft Azure Government platform and can be deployed quickly and managed easily. NC4 Signal brings law enforcement a powerful suite of tools to leverage social media in developing intelligent insight for the purpose of preventing and investigating criminal activity.
The pervasive use of social media is punctuated by incidents such as the London riots, civil unrest in Ferguson, and the Bostonmarathon bombing. NC4 Signal is designed to filter through the endless flow of information across major social media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, and presents users with a customized stream of rich, relevant data in real-time. It allows users to define filtering parameters to gather information based on their specific needs, and then visualize that information into maps and lists. Users can quickly:
- Pinpoint information by street address, city or state, or other landmarks
- Monitor topics, words and phrases
- Track activity and developments as they unfold
- Identify current trends or research historical data
“While social media monitoring is not new to policing, having a powerful yet simple to use tool like NC4 Signal is new to the crime-fighting landscape,” remarked Robert Wolf, Vice President, NC4 Public Safety. “NC4 Signal lets officers quickly filter through social media’s massive volume of information to better understand a situation, and then integrate this information into strategic, tactical and operational decision-making to ensure optimum results.”
NC4 will be showcasing NC4 Signal at the 2014 IACP Conference in Orlando. We invite you to stop by NC4 booth #1115 or theTechnology Zone to see live demonstrations and hear firsthand how intelligence developed through effective monitoring of social media communications can have a significant positive impact on police operations.
NC4 provides revolutionary safety and security solutions that empower government and business with accurate, timely and secure information. NC4 solutions are used in the public sector by federal, state and local agencies in both emergency management and law enforcement disciplines, and in the private sector by companies involved in financial services, high-tech, insurance, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, as well as several other industries. NC4 takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to safety and security by providing: relevant global security and travel intelligence, analysis, traveler tracking, and real-time threat alerting to mitigate risks; a common operating picture for fighting crime and managing emergencies; and a platform for secure communication and collaboration. For information about NC4, visit www.NC4worldwide.com or call toll-free, 1-877-624-4999.