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  • AmberVision began three years ago as a project funded by the Department of Justice to improve the performance of the AMBER Alert system. The system is designed to address these issues:
  • The numbers are significant. 800,000 children are reported missing each year. Fortunately, only 400 to 500 are serious enough to warrant an AMBER Alert but the remaining 799,500 are a serious issue and time consuming until the child is located. AmberVision is designed to address the two most pressing issues in the process.
  • Although no internet system is 100% bullet proof, AmberVision provides the highest level of security commercially available. Our best defense is that we don’t store sensitive information sought by internet pirates. We don’t store SSN’s or credit card numbers. The stored information is more readily available in the yearbook and the phone book.
  • Parent has access to information they entered and can edit or remove the data and image. Local law enforcement can access any record in their jurisdiction when investigating a missing child report. The State Coordinator can access all records to issue an AMBER Alert.
  • AmberVision

    1. 1. Amber Vision – April 9/2009 Presentation to: Law Enforcement Agencies & Schools
    2. 2. <ul><li>800,000 CHILDREN ARE REPORTED MISSING EACH YEAR </li></ul><ul><li>… . One child every 40 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>10 abducted children are murdered each month </li></ul><ul><li>74% of abducted children who are murdered are dead within three hours </li></ul><ul><li>of the abduction </li></ul><ul><li>After the 1st hour , more than 40% of the abducted children are dead </li></ul><ul><li>“ One of the most important tools for law enforcement to use in the case of a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photograph.” </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics and quotation from: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children </li></ul>Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    3. 3. <ul><li>AmberVision works with the existing AMBER Alert System and has been developed to address the two key considerations of law enforcement when dealing with a missing or abducted child situation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed . Time to issue the alert information is critical. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a high quality photo of the child to aid in recognition. </li></ul></ul>Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Provides easy and fast entry of enrollment information to parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides secure storage of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides access to pictures including both a 2D and 3D image of the child along with the child’s description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides notifications to law enforcement, media outlets and the general public immediately upon release by the AMBER Alert Coordinator or by local law enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides biometric verification of identity to local law enforcement </li></ul></ul>AmberVision is a unique program: Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    5. 5. AmberVision enrollment is on-line and available to any parent in North America Enrollment can be done anytime on the AmberVision website at AmberVision Enrollment <ul><li>Photo images are uploaded annually by the parents </li></ul><ul><li>Parents receive a username and password for access </li></ul><ul><li>Parents receive a file of all enrollment data that may be stored on home computers, laptop computers, portable USB drives and PDAs. </li></ul>Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    6. 6. AmberVision Database Security <ul><li>Redundant servers guaranteeing 99.9% uptime </li></ul><ul><li>Servers are protected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network firewall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application firewall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-virus firewall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intrusion protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure Socket Layer (SSL) using 256 bit encryption </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No financial data is stored </li></ul><ul><li>Data Center is physically protected </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 video surveillance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security breach alarms </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biometric thumb print scanner at every entryway </li></ul>Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    7. 7. AmberVision Database Access <ul><li>AmberVision child data and images are accessible by username and password issued to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent/ Legal Guardian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Law Enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AMBER Alert Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AmberVision creates a 3D animated avatar rendered from the child’s photograph: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to aid in recognition from off angles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to improve the performance of facial recognition biometric software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a copy is included in the enrollment confirmation and is available for personal use. </li></ul></ul>Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    8. 8. <ul><li>Local law enforcement agencies receive a username and password to access the system and issue local alerts. </li></ul><ul><li>Notification lists are pre-programmed for immediate access and issue. </li></ul><ul><li>Facial recognition software for smart phones and in-car computers is provided at no charge. </li></ul><ul><li>Officers in the field can use a camera in the smartphone or car to send a photo of a suspected missing child to the database for comparison to the image of a missing child that is active in AmberVision . </li></ul><ul><li>Image is transmitted to AmberVision via wireless network </li></ul><ul><li>System completes comparison and returns a result to the officer in less than 60 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>The comparison result includes a confidence score providing the officer with additional information for decision-making </li></ul>AmberVision Subscriber Benefits to Law Enforcement Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    9. 9. <ul><li>A school may subscribe to AmberVision at no cost agreeing to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send enrollment information home with students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage the distribution of vouchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide access to a web-enabled computer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School receives no charge vouchers for all students in the school lunch program </li></ul><ul><li>Parents enroll information annually online and pay $11.99 by credit card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive enrollment Form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D Avatar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Username and password </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School receives 50% of enrollment revenues to be used as they determine. </li></ul><ul><li>Local law enforcement receives facial recognition software and username and password for jurisdiction. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local alert notification capability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State AMBER Alert Coordinator receives username and password for immediate access to information. </li></ul>AmberVision Subscriber Program …….for safer communities Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    10. 10. AmberVision technology can be implemented in other areas of need including: <ul><li>Silver Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Other Missing Children (non-AMBER Alert) </li></ul><ul><li>Missing Persons </li></ul><ul><li>Community Emergencies/Natural Disasters </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement Applications </li></ul>AmberVision Additional Future Capability Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    11. 11. <ul><li>Improved student safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster alert notifications for AMBER Alert </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds photograph and other information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to issue local missing child alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides biometric identification tools to LE </li></ul><ul><li>Provided at no cost to families in need and at high risk </li></ul><ul><li>Increases communication between schools and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Returns revenue to school system </li></ul><ul><li>Provides capability to add additional functionality </li></ul>AmberVision Program Benefits Summary Amber Vision – April 9/2009
    12. 12. AmberVision TM trade-mark is owned by SecurLinx Integration Software On behalf of AmberVision TM THANK YOU