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In need of an open source intelligence solution for public safety & security?

Citizens, public authorities and (news) reporters are constantly sharing data on social media and open sources. Valuable input for early detection and situational awareness of (potential) threats.

But how do you harness open source intelligence (OSINT) to obtain the right information from the billions of online messages that are posted every day? Only an AI-driven solution can do this in real time and without noise.

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How to gain real time insights from the public?

Citizens, influencers, authorities and (news) reporters are constantly sharing remarkable events online. To assess threats and risks, these real-time sources are invaluable to public authorities and municipalities. But with infinite amounts of available data, how do you extract the most important information? Supported by artificial intelligence, it is possible to cut through the noise and turn data into actionable insights. To gain real time insights during community tensions and disruptions.

Easy to adjust to your needs

Over the years, our solution has been developed in cooperation with various public authorities in Europe. 

Designed for hands-on use by all sorts of users and types of use cases. Whether it is unrest, car explosions, extreme weather or terrorism. Easily adaptable to situation-specific developments and collaborative in nature.

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Acting fast and effective

By detecting the first signs of public order threats, risks and incidents, as a public authority you can gain direct actionable insight into (potential) community tensions and disruptions. With specific intelligence around locations, circumstances, sentiment, and reliability, you can respond informed and prevent escalation.

Public sources as an information goldmine

Every day, billions of new messages and videos are released on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, Youtube and data streams from various media and alert websites. With PublicSonar you keep your eyes and ears open 24/7/365 for a sense of insecurity and factual observations from the scene.

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Technological innovation is vital

Only by using intelligent technology can you convert large amounts of data into early and actionable insights. PublicSonar makes the use of this technology accessible, in order to feed your operational decisions and follow the latest developments in a targeted way. Our AI solution is designed to support Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), facilitate collaboration and meet compliance requirements.

How to use our AI solution?

Gain insights from massive amounts of data for your field of work and unique information needs.

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Focus on safety within a certain geographical area, such as: a region, city, square or high-risk object. In this way you can detect specific circumstances that pose an immediate danger to society. A comprehensive picture of the situation contributes to an effective response.

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Crowd events

Rapidly recognise dangerous situations such as panic, suffocation and threatening weather at mass gatherings. In this way you can accurately mobilise resources at, for example, a sporting event, festival, parade or New Year's Eve.

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Instantly create a situational picture in case of ongoing incidents or crises, such as a fire, natural disaster or car accident. Are there any victims? What is the sentiment? Are there specific risks? What is the magnitude? And how is the situation evolving?

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Specific themes, such as pandemics, cyber attacks, environmental risks or climate-related events require continuous vigilance. By making connections between various observations, locations and sources, you can recognise the first manifestations of a disruption at an early stage. With a more complete picture of nature and scope, you can act in a targeted manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to our frequently asked questions.
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PublicSonar is used to identify risks or to get a better view of an incident or a certain situation or about the service in general. It is about cases that we all have to deal with in everyday life: safety, mobility or other necessities in life such as having drinking water. It can be about weather conditions, nuisance, violence, accidents, crowds, quality of drinking water, etc.

PublicSonar is used by organisations that perform a public task and want to do their job better. The users of PublicSonar are mainly looking for information about what is happening in the here and now. This allows them to respond faster and better. They decide themselves what information they want to find with PublicSonar. 

First of all, by adhering to the laws and regulations. We are just as responsible for that as our clients are. However, the law and regulations, such as the GDPR, are not the only thing we adhere to. On the open internet a lot happens with data, we actively follow that to ask ourselves, regardless of laws and regulations, whether we are careful enough. 

How can we help your organisation?

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