iPatrol was designed by police, for the use in day by day police duties. Key objectives are a Use Case driven user experience available on the small form factor (SFF) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Stylus for data entry. The force also selected for the deployment to use Airwatch as the EMM platform, Airwatch SDK, and NetMotion for network connectivity. This combination meets the UK's Home Office security and privacy guidelines including full Audit control.
This integrated solution combines access to a range of back office systems including Niche RMS, PNC, Hopewiser gazetteer, QAS, SunGard Control Works and Steria Storm Command and Control and is integrated with GPS Tracking providing date, time and location of entries made as well as encrypted device side storage of history. A wide range of integrated forms including Stop Search to Intel Submit, Witness Statement, etc. The solution is fully integrated with an Electronic Pocket NoteBook (ePNB) thus eliminating the need for paper based notebooks. iPatrol was developed to operate both On-line and to a more limited extent, Off-line, given the Welsh terrain and areas lacking cellular coverage.
iPatrol is updated with twice annual releases, first to a pilot group and then force wide such that the agile process meets a large scale deployment. The smartphone format optimises the officer's experience by minimizing keystrokes through the use of the stylus and and screen touch. Data is stored from Person, Vehicle, and Address search results for re-use in form completion and data input. Other smart features include dialing phone numbers, looking up addresses and using device capabilities to perform satnav functions. All locations can be filled with automatic address lookups, or manually entered. All device activities are saved to the ePNB with date and time stamp and GPS location. Data recorded in ePNB can be searched or used again, and added to, and accessed for several weeks on device, and for years on the server. The ePNB is also able to accept notes, sketches, camera images and voice dictations.
Currently under development is iPatrol to operate on the larger form factor (LFF) Windows Tablets.
|Extends Niche RMS to smartphones and tablets
||Cost effective, less training for Niche users
|Search person, address, vehicle, occurrence
||Answers faster with no dispatch or on board IT
|Access Unit and Officer Tasks, Submit reports/notes
||Increased officer and admin productivity
|PNC database queries
||Direct to database speed & reliability
|Secure, encrypted solution available
||Work remotely with confidence
|Works with 2 Factor Authentication
||Only assigned officer can access the device
Supports standard queries
Canadian Search - CPIC, CNI, PARIS (Vehicle)
UK Search Person All Systems - PNC, QAS, WMS (Warrants) and Niche
UK Search Vehicle All Systems - Niche, PNC VK, PNC VE
UK Search Address All Systems - Niche, QAS
UK Person Detailed Find
UK Vehicle Detailed Find
UK WMS - Warrants search
Workflow & Tasks Support:
Complete Tasks & Reports with pre-defined text for easy completion of complex forms
Unit Tasks - Assign to office or unit (Group) using workflow to create a routing task
NIR - Submit Street Checks and route to Intel unit
Returns relevant information
�Stop/Search (initiate workflow, complete task)