Wynyard Group has signed a partnership agreement with Radio Tactics, a UK-based developer of high-tech digital intelligence and evidence gathering equipment for mobile device forensics used by law enforcement and military organisations.
The global partnership delivers an advanced mobile device analytics solution for rapidly capturing and extracting data from seized mobile devices, and connecting it to other data sources.
The solution brings together Radio Tactics specialist device data capture hardware and networking expertise with Wynyard’s powerful advanced crime analytics software which connects the mobile device data to other intelligence and evidence from any source.
The actionable intelligence and evidence will be immediately available to law enforcement officers allowing them to see persons, events, locations and artifacts of interest to their investigations or operations.
Radio Tactics Managing Director, Andy Gill, says using Wynyard’s advanced crime analytics to integrate mobile device data extraction capabilities with international and local crime data sources creates a compelling solution that will deliver real benefits for front-line officers.
“The challenge facing investigators when searching through masses of data is to see a more complete picture of a person or event of interest," he says.
"The volume and type of devices, and the variety of data formats and data sources add enormous complexity to an already difficult task.
"Radio Tactics help solve the capture and extraction process so it makes sense to partner with Wynyard and solve the wider operational problem.”
In developed countries, Wynyard Group estimate currently 30,000 to 40,000 mobile devices per 10 million people are seized and processed by policing agencies in their fight against crime.
In New York that would mean around 50,000 devices are processed each year, but Wynyard Group Managing Director Craig Richardson says the growing volume of mobile devices is not the only problem facing law enforcement agencies.
“In 2007, the market leading smartphone carried 128MB in memory," Richardson adds. "Today it may store up to 64GB and is connected to the cloud.
"These necessary tools of trade for criminals in the business of conducting serious and organised crime have never been more powerful and more connected.
"These seized devices have also never been more interesting for officers charged with solving and preventing crime. The challenge is how do front-line officers make use of this captured data by rapidly connecting it to other evidence, cases or intelligence? That’s the problem Wynyard and Radio Tactics can now solve.”
Wynyard Group has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand.