Commit a crime abroad? A Canadian firm may find you

Law enforcement technology is more than guns and cars, especially after the arrests are made. The global market for this technology is huge, especially for major police forces, such as London’s Metropolitan Police and the New York Police Department. Police and prosecutors around the world need sophisticated technology and – although there is no shortage of competition from countries such as the United States, Britain and South Africa – Canadian products are globally successful, even though the home market is often quite small. “Our products are used in 92 different countries, some of them with names I can’t even pronounce; all from a company that started in a Waterloo cop’s bedroom” said Adam Belsher, CEO of Magnet Forensics, which provides software used to find evidence on computers. “Our clients include the RCMP, National Defence, CSIS, Toronto and several other Canadian forces, but Canada accounts for about 7 per cent of our sales…”

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