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Topic # 128606 16-Aug-2013 13:33
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8875631/Gadgets-pay-off-for-police

In reference to the link above I wonder what sort of apps the police are developing. I was getting on my bike this morning and noticed for the first time that my registration had a bar code on it. That made me realise my drivers licence had one too. I wonder if police have an app for scanning these when doing their traffic stops. It would save time asking for drivers licenses and weed out counterfeit rego's.

I then wondered how they could use the cameras, maybe adding to case notes using them (picture is worth 1000 words etc).

We are in the middle of rolling out a new software platform at work (www.managemyhealth.co.nz) and it has some great potential, but the most interesting thing is trying to figure out what opportunities this might present and how we leverage it.

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  Reply # 879508 16-Aug-2013 13:35
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I'm unsure how much of the development detail can be made public, suffice to say, they can do some neat stuff with their new toys ;)




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  Reply # 879530 16-Aug-2013 14:07
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Well if it were CSI we were talking about they would most likely be able to recreate a 3 dimensional graphic of what we had for breakfast!!

Logis would say being able to use the camera for facial recognition would save some time

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  Reply # 879550 16-Aug-2013 14:30
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The low hanging fruit is just getting all the rego, license and personal info checks off the regular radio network, thus freeing it up for more pressing voice traffic.

Its only been 30 years since we saw SCMODS in the blues brothers, but hey as Jeremy Clarkson said, it really still is 1952 down here....

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  Reply # 879590 16-Aug-2013 14:58
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jonherries: I wonder if police have an app for scanning these when doing their traffic stops.

No.

jonherries: I then wondered how they could use the cameras, maybe adding to case notes using them (picture is worth 1000 words etc).

I think you'll find a jpg is worth 1024 words :-D

jonherries: We are in the middle of rolling out a new software platform at work (www.managemyhealth.co.nz) and it has some great potential, but the most interesting thing is trying to figure out what opportunities this might present and how we leverage it.

An iOS platform?

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  Reply # 879632 16-Aug-2013 16:07
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A few examples of apps currently being developed are program's to replace the current paper forms that have to be completed when police attend domestic incidents or crashes.

The idea is that all details can be obtained at the time and submitted via the data connection rather than the cop have to go back to the station and complete the forms by hand.

The idea is to keep the uniform staff out on the streets as much as possible instead of sitting behind a desk.

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  Reply # 879636 16-Aug-2013 16:11
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Wonder how long before they can use them to take finger prints and process DNA samples like in CSI, I mean its on TV so it must be true!

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  Reply # 879656 16-Aug-2013 16:50
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I am fairly sure that will be in the next iphone ( or maybe the one after that, or the one after that that will chase bad guys down the street and tackle them for you,) but you will need the latest version of IOS and will need to buy the just released hardware for that feature to work :)

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  Reply # 879749 16-Aug-2013 19:17
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The Police have had stand-alone barcode readers for ages. Saves paperwork and they instantly get all the vehicle/people details and can print out electronic tickets. I think some parking enforcement staff have had them too. My guess is that this will be integrated into the new devices...its inevitable. Now all we have to do is get everyone barcoded at birth ;-O





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  Reply # 879799 16-Aug-2013 21:06
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And inject any crims with that fluorescent (jellyfish) DNA so they glow in the dark when they run off.
(There will be an iPhone app that enhances the camera sensitivity to fluoro colours I'm sure.)

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  Reply # 879865 16-Aug-2013 22:56
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As much as I want to avoid sounding like a moaner this:

"Based on trials, the Police Mobility Project is forecast to save more than half a million man hours; the equivalent of putting an extra 374 police on the beat."

This is absolute crap lol. One officer with 30 minutes of time saved per shift =/= an extra officer on the beat for an entire shift. I hate when they spin it this way. If an officer is dealing with a job, he is dealing with a job. Adding up 20 shifts to gain 10 hours (I assume that is an average shift length) does not make another officer appear on the road... Stats eh!

Although I'm sure they welcome less paper work.

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  Reply # 879934 17-Aug-2013 08:37
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Bro in law is unhappy they went with vodafone. Coverage is non existent in many of the places he ends up (rural), where his personal phone on telecom has coverage.

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  Reply # 879968 17-Aug-2013 10:46
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These guys are main contractor in providing the NZ Police with their new systems i.e. a new start after INCIS
https://wynyardgroup.com

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  Reply # 879973 17-Aug-2013 10:55
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Goosey: These guys are main contractor in providing the NZ Police with their new systems i.e. a new start after INCIS
https://wynyardgroup.com


Not so much where ios apps are concerned ;)




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  Reply # 879981 17-Aug-2013 11:22
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Spiker: Bro in law is unhappy they went with vodafone. Coverage is non existent in many of the places he ends up (rural), where his personal phone on telecom has coverage.

He needs one of these setup with CarPhone duo: http://www.ultimatemobile.co.nz/bury-24w-car-phone.html




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  Reply # 880028 17-Aug-2013 12:18
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Spiker: Bro in law is unhappy they went with vodafone. Coverage is non existent in many of the places he ends up (rural), where his personal phone on telecom has coverage.


^ This - probably works great in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch cities but is poos outside the main centres.

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