HunchLab provides every team in your department with the tools they need to effectively prevent crime.
HunchLab missions are used by patrol officers to identify areas of high risk for proactive patrol. But it’s not about saturating these areas with officers every day. These focus areas are designed to change each shift to reflect the changing landscape of risk and to meter out the dosage of patrol activities to help mitigate areas from being over-policed.
Mission areas are also designed to automatically focus on the right crimes. The system knows how important it is to prevent an assault versus a burglary based upon the weights that are set. These settings enable the system to reflect the values of the local community and provide a way for police departments to be more transparent about how day-to-day patrols are decided.
Working with command staff, analysts can determine the efficacy of new strategies. Advisor utilizes modern statistical methods to make experimentation and evaluation simpler and faster. For instance, the adaptive tactics component in Advisor uses Bayesian statistics to recommend tactics on-the-fly. Tactic recommendations are then displayed in HunchLab mission areas online, in PDFs, and in Sidekick.
We hope that by using Advisor, departments can more easily adopt evidence-based approaches to combating crime. While software can do much to help focus your efforts, the meaningful tactics that you employ within these high risk areas are what really make the difference.
By using the GPS location pulled from an MDT, smartphone, or tablet, HunchLab pushes valuable contextual information to officers in the field. The forecasted risk of each crime type is displayed no matter where the unit is located within the jurisdiction.
Predictive mission areas are displayed when appropriate along with relevant tactics.
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What matters should be measured.
The HunchLab Dashboard automatically keeps track of key performance indicators (KPIs) such as trends in event volumes and response times so that command and analysts are kept abreast of changing conditions.
But it’s not just about the brass. By keeping KPIs on display in station houses through low-cost wall displays, officers know how their metrics compare to the rest of the department. It’s about paying attention to the things that matter and always striving to improve.
This initial version of the Dashboard is supported by an SBIR grant from the Department of Homeland Security.
Hosted in Amazon data centers, HunchLab keeps your data secure with leading best practices. Data stays in the geographic region that meets your security requirements. Client connections are protected with robust encryption. Software patches are automatically deployed. It's all handled for you.
Using the cloud, servers are automatically started to handle increased system load. The elasticity of the cloud not only lets us handle increases in user traffic, but also lets us harness large quantities of computing power to run robust statistical models. Ten officers or 10,000—no sweat.
The application is hosted redundantly in at least two distinct data centers. Even if one data center is destroyed by a natural disaster, the application would automatically continue to function. It would even heal itself by starting servers to replace those that were lost. That's the power of the cloud.
You can get started with HunchLab via our low-cost pilot program. Predictive policing holds great promise to improve public safety. Prove first-hand that it works for your department.