Microsoft and the New York Police Department are teaming up to provide public safety agencies new technology for crime prevention and counterterrorism operations.
Microsoft said the Domain Awareness System is designed to aggregate and analyze public safety data, providing investigators and analysts views of potential threats and criminal activity, including suspicious packages and vehicles.
Personnel will then search for suspects using technology such as smart cameras and license plate readers, the company said.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said police officers and other personnel will use the system to access information gathered from existing cameras, 911 calls, previous crime reports and other existing tools and technology.
Bloomberg added the NYPD will also use its 30 percent-share of revenue from DAS sales to fund new crime-prevention and counterterrorism programs.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said police officers helped create the DAS.
Public safety organizations interested in using DAS will receive customization support based on their organizational and regional requirements.
Police officers in Charleston, S.C. are using hot spotting software from IBM to analyze and predict crime patterns and for centralizing data on the city’s efforts to fight crime.