Copp in the News: UDRI, Dayton Company Collaborate on New Security Tech

From the July 31, 2019 article on the Dayton Daily News’ website:

The University of Dayton and a Dayton security technology business have collaborated on a new public safety technology.

The technology, dubbed “Footprint,” was developed by the University of Dayton Research Institute’s Software Systems Group, thanks in part to a $3 million Ohio Third Frontier grant.

The innovation is described as “web-based situational awareness software” that captures and analyzes data from multiple video monitoring sources, bringing those sources to one platform.

“The tool enables law enforcement to solve cases quicker using data-driven decisions, while minimizing manpower and driving down costs as a result,” said Dayton company Copp Integrated Systems in a new release announcing the technology.

The software can be used on smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices, helping law enforcement officers gather information at the scene of a crime.

Bill DeFries, chief executive of Copp, calls Footprint a “game-changer.”

“For the first time, law enforcement has total situational awareness,” DeFries said. “Footprint provides a 21st-century crime data and video analytics infrastructure that is easily deployed and visually useful. By leveraging crime data and using predictive analysis, Footprint users can deploy resources more efficiently, catch criminals faster and deter and prevent crimes before they happen.”

Read the entire story here.

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