Fusion Centre Solutions
The SAS Fusion Centre concept was first introduced in the US following the events of 9/11, to address the challenges of multiple disparate agencies being unable to effectively share information.
A Fusion Centre is a terrorism prevention and response centre that enables information sharing between multiple agencies working to deter terrorism and other criminal activities. This concept is now spreading beyond the US and across the globe as a vital front line resource in the fight against terror and crime.
Agencies involved in the Fusion Centre concept are now exchanging data on terrorism-related threats, reports of suspicious activities, and encounters with people on watch lists.
The SAS Fusion Centre solution helps your agency prevent and disrupt criminal activity by the generation of strategic, tactical and investigatory insight.
Too many places to look – too much information to look at
The modern day ICT challenge of law enforcement personnel is the sheer volume of different standalone systems and the data volumes they hold within them. As useful as the information is within these systems, officers simply do not have time to pro-actively search and analyse all the information held in these separate systems. The more serious result of this being that the holistic view this information can provide is missed resulting in inefficient investigation and potentially dangerous consequences.
Unlike other Fusion Centre solutions, the SAS Fusion Centre solution is designed to address exactly this problem by helping agencies exploit their available information; a single platform provides access to more actionable intelligence from multiple sources.
Optimising efficiencies with Fusion Centre technology
All agencies are now under pressure due to a lack of resources, to do more with less by optimising resources and efficiencies. ICT systems should be an aid to this and not a burden on it. The SAS single integrated platform helps improve public safety (both the perception and the reality) by providing access to all your critical applications (e.g. Intelligence, Data Fusion, Case Management, Officer Safety and Confidential Informants at once, helping save time and ensuring decisions can be taken faster.
Fits your processes – not the other way around
One of the biggest risks and greatest hidden costs involved in the purchasing of any IT solution is having to change your own existing business processes to fit around a new system. SAS' intelligence management system is flexible enough to be tailored to fit your agencies business processes and not the other way around. SAS enables our customers to tailor the solution themselves so as additional agencies join the Fusion Centre they are able to be added to the system quickly and easily. SAS Fusion Centre technology can also be tailored ongoing to meet the changing and future needs of your organisation. This ensures your organisation can reduce risk by evolving and adapting to address new or emerging legislation, responsibilities or threats and in turn improve your overall return on investment.
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