Last week a new report – Police Tech Pioneers – that looks at how new technology startups are set to transform policing was released. 75 of the world’s most promising police technology startups from around the world are listed in the report.
Griffeye is one of twenty especially selected businesses that are showcased.The report outlines the police technology landscape, the police tech market as well as trends and drivers for police use of technology. One of the conclusions in the report is that when law enforcement don’t use new technology, they risk time-consuming processes, missed opportunities and misallocation of resources.
In the foreword Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe, QPM ex-commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, points out that new technologies offer an opportunity to work better across borders and make common investments in small and big systems. He also suggests that there should be a larger focus on interoperability and a common ICT system for police forces in the UK.
At Griffeye, we couldn’t agree more with these observations. Building a platform that promotes interoperability between systems and police forces has been at our core from the start. And with our technology being at the heart of the UK Child Abuse Image Database (CAID), we also see the benefits of national level cooperation.
Another point that the report makes is that smaller tech companies have an advantage in a world where technology development is moving at a very fast pace. Lord Hogan-Howe highlights that small technology companies are much nimbler and more responsive to the needs of the public and the police; that they react more quickly to innovate, deliver solutions and address new criminal behaviour.
The 75 tech companies in the Tech Pioneers Index have been identified as the most innovative tech companies serving the policing market today. The twenty especially selected companies have been chosen as the most exciting examples, to illustrate how tech startups are already providing benefits to policing agencies, and why these firms should be of particular interest to customers in the UK.
Read the full report here. The Griffeye case study can be found on page 51 in the report.