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Step #2 - Stop Crime Before It Happens

Tom, a 25 yr veteran police officer, and one of our Advisory Board members, said this over coffee one day.


There are about 10 times the amount of suspicious activities that happen versus crimes.

People could use the app to come together and update the movement of where that activity is taking place.

By tracking a suspicious person or vehicle, as it is moving through a community, everyone can respond in a proactive way.

The more confirmations from residents the police get, the easier it is for police services to stop crime before it happens by 'hardening' the area.

An Example

Our Artificial Intelligence technology (AI) blurs every close up of a suspect's face until there is really solid proof of a crime.

The Canada based Operations team also monitors every update 24 hours a day to help keep communication professional and legal.

Suspicious Activity

There can be many different opinions of what is suspicious.  

We rely on 2-3 witnesses to help verify if something is truly a suspicious activity.  It works really well in almost all cases.

If an activity crossed the line into illegal photos of suspects can be unblurred.

Checking doors at first is suspicious. But then opening doors and going into a vehicle in someone's driveway is illegal

Blurred photos

Privacy Laws in Canada make it illegal to capture images or footage of a person on public property.  BUT it is not a breach of privacy to alert the community of an illegal act using photos, videos or descriptions of the crime.

Liability laws protect innocent people’s reputation’s from being ruined by a false accusation.

“One of our first cases was a man walking on a deck looking around nervously, ringing the doorbell, and in about 20 seconds, walking off the property continuing to look around like he was planning to come back for a theft.  The homeowner didn’t like it and posted the video.  It turned out this was a driveway contractor working down the street.  He was naturally nervous as he wasn’t used to sales and knocking on people’s doors.  People who knew the contractor posted that information shortly before the post was taken down.  This man’s identity should never have been made public. Even for 30 minutes it is too long as the man was 100% innocent and should not have had his image put on a site focused on theft and crime.“