Scout PD2019-10-01T05:21:21-06:00

Strategic Edge for Tactical Execution

Data Lake of Digital Evidence

Securely store and share all of your assets from all of your sources in one place.

Do it on the #1 rated cloud (in 7-of-8 categories) with storage 63% cheaper than your current SaaS vendor*.

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Unlock Your Video Assets

Computer Vision + AI

Automatically identify objects, scenes, places, activities and more. Analyze audio with context.

Focus and collaborate efficiently on leads, evidence, investigations and cases.

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Custom Hardware

Surveillance Solutions

Best-of-breed, covert surveillance solutions built for your unique missions.
Solutions already deployed, selectively, with federal, state and local agencies only. Excellent ROI for high-value targets.

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Digital Power In Your Hands

Empower your department

With the #1 rated cloud for Security & Compliance, Resilience, User Management, Architecture Flexibility, Enterprise Integration and Data Analysis.

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Strategic Edge for Tactical Execution

Data Lake of Digital Evidence

Securely store and share all of your assets from all of your sources in one place.

Do it on the #1 rated cloud (in 7-of-8 categories) with storage 63% cheaper than your current SaaS vendor*.

READ MORE

Unlock Your Video Assets

Computer Vision + AI

Automatically identify objects, scenes, places, activities and more. Analyze audio with context.

Focus and collaborate efficiently on leads, evidence, investigations and cases.

READ MORE

Custom Hardware

Surveillance Solutions

Best-of-breed, covert surveillance solutions built for your unique missions.
Solutions already deployed, selectively, with federal, state and local agencies only. Excellent ROI for high-value targets.

READ MORE

Digital Power In Your Hands

Empower your department

With the #1 rated cloud for Security & Compliance, Resilience, User Management, Architecture Flexibility, Enterprise Integration and Data Analysis.

READ MORE

Features

Public Portal

Public Portal

Backlogs

Video & Audio

Social Media

Social Media

Powerful Search

Powerful Search

Sharing

Agency Sharing

Custody Chain

Custody Chain

Leadership

Marc Messina

Product Manager

Marc Messina connects dots, organizes talent, and builds relationships to execute and deliver value for Scout’s clients. He coordinates with the internal team and external partners, to meet the operational needs of law enforcement by leveraging the best technology.

Christopher McKnight

Lead Architect

Chris is passionate application architect. While far too many developers call themselves ‘full stact’, Christopher truly is. His domain expertise begins with MEAN/MERN stacks, but extends beyond to many databases, data modeling, orchestration, serverless architecture, scaling, cost efficiency and multi-cloud considerations.

Sgt. James Johnson (ret.)

Scout PD Advisory Board

Sgt. James Johnson spent twenty-eight (28) distinguished years in public service at Dallas Police Department. He managed a team of ten (10) detectives for the ‘bait vehicle’ program and all tracking devices. He also was a central figure in the management of technology projects across the department.

Michael Brown

Scout PD Advisory Board

Michael is an AWS Certified Solution Architect the Service Area Leader for iOLAP’s App Dev team. He has led architecture and delivery on behalf of large [Fortune 500] enterprises and for large law enforcement agency. Michael possesses domain expertise across many modern frameworks (Java, React, Angular, etc), deployment vehicles (containerization) and cloud security.

Marc Messina

Product Manager

Marc Messina connects dots, organizes talent, and builds relationships to execute and deliver value for Scout’s clients. He coordinates with the internal team and external partners, to meet the operational needs of law enforcement by leveraging the best technology.

Christopher McKnight

Lead Architect

Chris is passionate application architect. While far too many developers call themselves ‘full stact’, Christopher truly is. His domain expertise begins with MEAN/MERN stacks, but extends beyond to many databases, data modeling, orchestration, serverless architecture, scaling, cost efficiency and multi-cloud considerations.

Sgt. James Johnson (ret.)

Scout PD Advisory Board

Sgt. James Johnson spent twenty-eight (28) distinguished years in public service at Dallas Police Department. He managed a team of ten (10) detectives for the ‘bait vehicle’ program and all tracking devices. He also was a central figure in the management of technology projects across the department.

Michael Brown

Scout PD Advisory Board

Michael is an AWS Certified Solution Architect the Service Area Leader for iOLAP’s App Dev team. He has led architecture and delivery on behalf of large [Fortune 500] enterprises and for large law enforcement agency. Michael possesses domain expertise across many modern frameworks (Java, React, Angular, etc), deployment vehicles (containerization) and cloud security.

Partners

FAQ: We’ve got answers

Does Scout PD offer global availability?2019-10-18T08:34:35-06:00

Yes. AWS global coverage spans 69 Availability Zones within 22 geographic Regions (region map here), and 191 points of presence through the edge network.

What video file formats does Scout PD support?2019-09-18T03:02:08-06:00

Scout PD supports MP4, MPEG-4, and MOV.

Do I still own my content that is processed and stored by Scout PD?2019-09-18T03:54:26-06:00

Yes, you always retain full ownership and control of your content.

How can I procure Scout PD?2019-09-30T01:26:08-06:00

Scout PD is available through AWS Marketplace. See the listing here. This provides clients a seamless way to manage their contract, and get one invoice from AWS with total transparency.

What Open Source Software (OSS) licenses are used in Scout PD?2019-09-23T01:58:53-06:00

Scout PD uses open source modules from Angular under license from MIT, AWS Amplify under license by MIT and Apache-2.0. For a complete list, please email ScoutPD@iolap.com.

Does Scout PD offer high availability?2019-10-18T08:30:49-06:00

Our architecture design handles automatically scaling up (larger compute), as well as scaling out (more instances), so that the system is always the ‘right’ size for your workloads and delivers consistent high performance.

Most often the system scales out with more instances, distributing the workload among them, to reduce the impact of a single point of failure.

Monitoring metrics, and using automated recovery processes, ensures reliability for operational consistency.

What video codecs does Scout PD support?2019-10-18T07:53:42-06:00

Scout PD supports processing MPEG-4 (H.264). Our roadmap includes plans for support of MPEG-2 and HEVC (H.265).

Does Scout PD mine my data, or use it in any way for profit with 3rd parties?2019-09-18T03:56:09-06:00

No, it is your data and yours alone.

How, and when, am I billed?2019-09-18T05:26:28-06:00

Enjoy one invoice from AWS that provides total transparency of your infrastructure and Scout PD costs. There are no hidden fees and you only pay for what your agency uses. Scout PD offers annual and multi-year contracts with flexible payment terms. We can specify a custom schedule of payments, with net-30 or net-60 terms, and up to 36 installments over three years.

Tell me about your covert surveillance hardware.2019-09-18T05:37:27-06:00

Scout PD partners with a best-of-breed vendor offering bespoke covert surveillance solutions to select federal, state, and local agencies already in deployment. To discuss this further, please email us at public.sector@iolap.com.

Does Scout PD run on modern development principles?2019-10-18T08:31:55-06:00

Yes, we use Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) to build, commit, pipeline, and deploy the containers and microservices that, in aggregate, are the application.

What is the minimum and maximum frames per second (FPS) that Scout PD supports?2019-09-18T02:58:27-06:00

The minimum frame rate is 5 fps and there is no maximum.

How does Scout PD encrypt data at rest?2019-09-18T06:10:29-06:00

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) specifies a FIPS-approved cryptographic algorithm that can be used to protect electronic data. The AES algorithm is a symmetric block cipher that can encrypt (encipher) and decrypt (decipher) information. Encryption converts data to an unintelligible form called ciphertext; decrypting the ciphertext converts the data back into its original form. Scout PD does this with the highest standard, 256-bit encryption.

What if our department, or agency, doesn’t have an AWS account?2019-09-18T05:28:46-06:00

Opening an AWS account is easy and we can assist you in this process.

Does Scout PD work with live video?2019-09-18T02:58:54-06:00

Yes, we can work with live video using the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). For our cloud environment, our stream reader app requires a minimum 170MB of storage, with 512MB recommended. We can ingest RTSP through a plug-and-play hybrid architecture. Contact ScoutPD@iolap.com with questions.

How does Scout PD encrypt data in transit?2019-09-18T03:58:38-06:00

Scout PD uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) and maintains the latest protocol version, currently 1.2. We maintain current NIST guidelines concerning AES cipher suites, but we do not publicly list the algorithm subset suites that we employ. As NIST best practices evolve TLS guidelines, we will update and maintain accordingly.

Scout PD claims it is built on “the best cloud” – how can I verify this?2019-10-18T08:31:13-06:00

We encourage you to do your homework.

Consider that AWS’s cloud revenue is double Azure’s, and their most recent [quarterly revenue] dollar gain is still larger than the number 2-5 [rivals] combined.

Or look at the myriad independent research firms that analyze data from the major cloud providers to details statistics like this:

  • “Based on the vendors own reported numbers, from the beginning of 2018 through May 3, 2019, AWS leads the pack with only 338 hours of downtime, followed by GCP closely at 361. Microsoft Azure has a whopping total of 1,934 hours of self-reported downtime.”
  • Also see this June 2019 Gartner report where AWS scored #1 in 7-of-8 categories.
  • Consider that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has adopted AWS over 5 years ago. AWS is widely considered to be the leading bid with the NSA’s JEDI contract.
What public sector contract vehicles do you support?2019-09-23T07:15:15-06:00

We can offer a number of major contracts such as NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Multi-State Multi-Vendor IDIQ, SEWP, GSA IT Schedule 70, CIO-CS, DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI), U.S. Communities, Internet2 AWS, and more.

What other government agencies run on AWS?2019-10-18T08:32:02-06:00

Back in 2017, the company announced the new AWS Secret Region with which AWS becomes the first and only commercial cloud provider to offer regions to serve government workloads across the full range of data classifications. Currently, over 5,000 government agencies use AWS.

What kind of cameras does Scout PD work with for real-time streaming?2019-09-23T01:28:57-06:00

We support USB and IP cameras, such as Axis and Vivotek, as well as others.

Can we securely operate hybrid cloud with Scout PD?2019-09-18T04:06:07-06:00

Yes, we can connect your on-premise and cloud network and restrict the connection to private routes that don’t traverse the public internet. Additionally, for network intensive workloads, we can setup a highly secure, private, direct connection between your agency and your cloud tenant.

Can I get a trial of Scout PD?2019-09-18T05:34:18-06:00

We would love to accommodate this request. Please email us: public.sector@iolap.com

What audio encodings does Scout PD support?2019-09-18T03:00:30-06:00

Scout PD supports MP4, MP3, WAV, and FLAC encodings.

What is AWS GovCloud?2019-09-18T04:06:54-06:00

AWS GovCloud (US) are isolated AWS Regions designed to allow U.S. government agencies and customers to move sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements, including Federal Risk and Management Program (FedRAMP) High Department of Defense Security Requirements Guide (DoD SRG) Impact Level 5, and Criminal Justice Services (CJIS). The AWS GovCloud (US) adheres to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements.

You can run workloads that contain all categories of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) data and government-oriented, publicly available data in AWS GovCloud (US). The AWS GovCloud (US) Region maintains the region with U.S. citizens only and provides customers with the ability to access the region through FIPS 140-2 service endpoints.

What kind of audio streams does Scout PD support?2019-09-18T03:01:22-06:00

We support 16 kHz and 8 kHz audio streams.

What is adaptive authentication?2019-09-18T04:09:59-06:00

Adaptive authentication can block suspicious sign-ins, or require step-up authentication. For each sign-in attempt, a risk score is generated for how likely the sign-in request is to be from a compromised source. This risk score is based on many factors, including whether it detects a new device, user location, or IP address. Device fingerprinting helps track these factors. There are several second-factor authentication options in response to an increased risk level.

What languages are supported for transcription?2019-10-18T07:59:59-06:00
  • Modern Standard Arabic
  • Chinese Mandarin-Mainland
  • Australian English
  • British English*
  • Indian English
  • US English*
  • French*
  • Canadian French*
  • German
  • Indian Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • US Spanish*

*supports streaming real-time transcription

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