LexisNexis® and Intrado Showcase Newest Weapon in Keeping First Responders and Communities Safe at IACP 2013
October 22, 2013 — Beware® provides first responders with access to billions of public records; LexisNexis supports launch to the public safety community
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, in conjunction with Intrado®, a leading provider of public safety technology solutions, today announced they will be showcasing Beware, the latest tool in public safety intelligence, during the 120th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition (IACP).
Intrado Beware is designed to quickly alert first responders to potentially deadly and dangerous situations while en route, or at the location of a scene. It uses a patent-pending algorithm to search, sort and score commercial records from LexisNexis public data sources about the people, locations, vehicles and properties relevant to a specific 9-1-1 call. This data is then aggregated, correlated and presented as incident intelligence in an easy-to-read and interactive, web-based format, including threat scores, headlines and "Be Aware" statements.
Intrado collaborated closely with LexisNexis and other data providers to seamlessly integrate relevant information into this powerful public safety tool. Beware is a cloud-based solution that can be securely accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. This critical information is available on any Internet-enabled device, including tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktop PCs.
"LexisNexis is highly regarded in the database and records industry," said Steve Lowe, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Intrado. "Traditionally, first responders, call takers and dispatchers rely on local, state and federal records management databases as their main source for person, vehicle and other information. Beware provides access to massive amounts of commercial data not previously available to them. Beware is unique in that it searches billions of data points; scores the results for potential threats; and presents the data as informational headlines a responder can use to make a difference in the outcome of a situation."
"We have been providing public safety investigators highly detailed reports for some time, and this new solution extends our reach," said Matt Harcourt, Vice President, Alliances, LexisNexis. "Intrado’s Beware platform effectively scores and deciphers LexisNexis information, which can then be used in the active Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) and first responder environment."
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions (www.lexisnexis.com/risk/) is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across industries and government predict, assess and manage risk. Combining cutting-edge technology, unique data and advanced analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving client needs in the risk sector while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of professional information solutions across a number of sectors.
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