8 Different Ways Our Tactical Licence Adds to the Toolkit Available to Investigators of Internet Crimes

30 July, 2019

CameraForensics

Adding to the toolkit available to investigators of online crime is a key driver for CameraForensics. This is why we collaborate with law enforcement during the development of our products, optimising their functionalities to fit practical needs.

Our Tactical License has been moulded by this philosophy. Its ever-growing database empowers investigators to find the all-important missing links in cases by connecting the covert and overt online personas of criminals. This is achieved via camera and lens serial numbers, geographic information and other metadata.

Here’s a more detailed look at how the Tactical License could help you:

1. GROWING DATABASE

CameraForensics are permanently crawling the open internet for new imagery in order to increase the chances of investigators finding crucial information which helps to crack cases. Our database currently holds over two billion images.

2. BIG SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY

Our Big Search functionality is incredibly user-friendly, sifting through enormous amounts of data and distilling relevant information to the user in a timely fashion.

3. POWERFUL IMAGE PROCESSING

Our image processing leverages the power of both cryptographic hashes and Microsoft PhotoDNA. It also supports:

  • MD5 and SHA-1 exact duplicate searching
  • Location-based searching
  • Similar image searching; resilient to cropping, resizing and processing.
  • Generic searches against all index fields.

4. INCLUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE FILTERING

As a research and development company, we are always working on new ways of making connections from within our database to illegal imagery. With a greater number of filters, including Exif parameters to help identify unique cameras, users are likelier to drill down to the relevant images and bring offenders to justice.

5. SECURE LOG-ON

The Tactical License’s secure log-on is only accessible to law enforcement, ensuring confidentiality and security.

6. INTERACTIVE USER FORUM

The user forum provides expert tips and how-to guides, encouraging users to collaborate and optimise their use of the Tactical License. Feedback from our users also helps us to meet their changing demands.

7. INTEGRATION-FRIENDLY

The Tactical License integrates with other popular products such as Griffeye, meaning that users don’t need to be specifically trained to use it. Information can simply be relayed to their existing tools.

8. PROJECT VIC COMPLIANT

CameraForensics are a member of Project VIC, which is a coalition of law enforcement and private partners who “champion a transformation in the approach to child exploitation investigations by developing innovative technologies and victim-centric methodologies.”