03 April 2018
Coeus Software has launched what’s claimed to be the first secure, cloud-based workforce mobility platform for the police.
It describes PoliceBox as an all-purpose mobility platform that puts control in the hands of the police instead of third party software producers. Avon and Somerset Constabulary have already adopted the platform along with two other forces whose names have been withheld.
PoliceBox is built using Microsoft Azure and is delivered as a hybrid SaaS. Coeus says it can be installed in a few days and enables users to create their own processes, deploying them to mobile devices irrespective of the back-office systems they already have in place.
The company claims a simple desktop app, available for Android, iOS and Windows, builds processes quickly and easily without any coding. “Changes to processes which used to take months can be completed in hours,” states the firm. “Forces can even share processes with other forces, saving time, boosting productivity and increasing collaboration.”
PoliceBox integrates with Command and Control, Intelligence and Records Management Systems, as well as national systems such as Pentip and the Police National Computer. Coeus reckons this is done “seamlessly” using plug- in connectors.
The platform is also compliant with Home Office Digital Witness Statements standards and is designed to be Emergency Services Network (ESN) ready. It is available to customers outside of the Public Services Network, and is offered on a per-user-per-month subscription starting at £6.