The Use of Video by Law Enforcement

To keep the public safe, law enforcement agencies have always relied on the latest technology.  Each decade of the 1900s can be marked by the introduction of a critical investigative technology.    1900s: The introduction of fingerprinting  1920s: The introduction of the polygraph machine  1930s: The introduction of two-way radios  1940s: Radar detectors used to capture vehicle speeds  1950s: Electronic data processing machines summarized arrests and warrants  1960s: The…

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5 Common Myths about License Plate Readers

Before license plate reader (LPR) technology, law enforcement agencies built databases by hand. Now license plate readers allow for quick capture and building of the database. As a result, officers can spend more time on following leads and solving cases. With the increase in popularity of LPR systems, many common misconceptions have been circling around. …

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Three Networks Every Company Needs

Today’s Brite Insight is brought to you by one of Brite’s certified ForeScout Engineers, Matt Ostrowski. Matt specializes in unique ForeScout deployments and enjoys finding new ways to utilize the technology.   Network access control, or NAC, allows you to pre-determine a set of parameters and policies that either allow or deny a device access.…

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3 ways to create a cybersecurity culture

The average cost of a data breach is 3.62 million globally.   Non-malicious employee error is typically the cause of a data breach. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter what IT security system an organization has in place if employees aren’t educated on the importance of cybersecurity.   Establishing a cybersecurity culture requires everyone to have an equal part in cybersecurity, which is essential in protecting the organization. To create or strengthen your cybersecurity culture, use these three tips.  1.…

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Data Breaches: Why Don’t We Care?

In 2017, there were 1,579 data breaches with close to 179 million records exposed. It seems that not a week goes by where we don’t hear about another data breach. Just this month, Sears, Kmart, Delta, Best Buy, and Panera Bread have announced that they had been impacted  by a breach that potentially exposed hundreds of thousands of credit-card information.   Personal financial information…

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What happens when you don’t pay your parking ticket?

In 2016, over $600 million worth of outstanding parking tickets were deemed uncollectible in New York City. What does unpaid tickets mean for the residents of the city? Parking ticket revenue typically goes to a city’s general fund, although it may vary with local government. The general fund supports the most basic city services such…

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The Silent Witness: Changing how the Public and Police Interact

Prominent cases involving law enforcement has led to closer scrutinization of police behavior. Accusations of misconduct against an officer can cost departments millions of dollars. Investigations can be lengthy and complicated when there are conflicting accounts of what happened. Fortunately, the introduction of body-worn cameras with the in-car video system can provide objective details of…

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Live Earth: A World of Information at Your Fingertips

Incident response centers across the country are filled with multiple screens showing different sets of information. Valuable time in emergency situations is often lost by jumping around to different screens when trying to evaluate a situation.  Brite has recently partnered with Live Earth, a company who is changing how people interact with information by bringing disparate systems into a single view…

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