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Part IV: The Essence of Street Smart: Simple

Posted by John Bennett on Jul 31, 2018

We have introduced a blog series titled “The Essence of Street Smart: A 12-part Blog Series”, to share with our readers what the ‘essence’ of our law enforcement solution, Street Smart really is. This post is the fourth blog in this series.

Part IV_SimpleHow does Street Smart™ define “simple?”

In furthering the theme from Albert Einstein, as the greatest physicist since Sir Isaac Newton, we repeat his quotation regarding simplicity:

“Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

In the context of officer safety, crime reduction, and the furtherance of community trust - simple is not easy.

In the development of Street Smart, a simple, graphical user interface [GUI] was important to ensure the ease of use for the front lines of the agency. Too often, solutions end up having limited [end user] utilization capability and are not designed to immediately share and offer a platform for feedback.

Going back to Einstein for a moment, when he said, “not simpler” – we decipher that to mean that it [solution] has to produce results. If any agency is going to make one investment in their supporting technologies, it should be in simple-to-use interfaces to get the desired results based on the industry benchmarks. Agencies shouldn’t confuse a few success stories with overall results. Street Smart’s simple GUI gets strategic results through an actionable and tactical process.

Many departments have an increase of 600% of intelligence-led-policing [ILP] outputs using Street Smart, which has yielded double-digit crime reductions while also lowering arrests and increasing crime clearance rates.

One of the first questions typically asked by an agency champion is, “Do they use it?” Street Smart follows-up that question with two answers: first, they do use it exponentially more than any other solution for real-time ILP to solve crimes faster [to prevent new crimes and lower victims] and situational awareness; and, second, it gets the results for that return on investment the agency has made to protect their front lines and citizens.

In a complex world, officers, detectives, and analysts need a simple tool not only to get answers quickly, but to work proactively, versus solely reactionary. Learn how your agency can use a simple solution [installation and implementation] to get high usage rates and results that make departmental heroes.

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