Competitors Team Up to Protect Employees and Products
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 3VR, the video intelligence company, today announced that the CrimeDex online collaborative network of more than 3,000 fraud, loss prevention and law enforcement professionals has partnered with the Wireless Loss Prevention Council (WLPC), a network of retail wireless loss prevention professionals, to facilitate the sharing of information related to organized retail crime syndicates and serial retail criminals.
CrimeDex is a criminal investigation collaboration network that allows law enforcement and business communities to share business-related crime information. Alerts are created and sent to the CrimeDex network to identify criminals wanted for a variety of crimes from check fraud to shoplifting to more serious violent offenses. All data within CrimeDex is user-shared and authorized and owned by the person or company that inputs the data.
Leading national wireless and consumer electronics retailers have long known that they are all often affected by the same criminals perpetuating the same types of crime, from simple device theft to cash armed robbery.
"We are competitors but all of us are in the business of protecting people and making sure our employees have safe work environments. We owe it to the people that work for us to do everything we can to solve and prevent crimes," said Kevin Trimble, president and co-founder of the WLPC. "This partnership with CrimeDex will allow us to expand our network and bolster our awareness of retail criminals in a way that still protects our competitive information and differentiators."
CrimeDex now houses information on more than 16,000 suspects and more than 200,000 crimes in 42 countries and provides the opportunity for members to broadcast information on wanted criminals to its entire user base or to smaller groups such as the WLPC. CrimeDex members can search open case files using search and watch list capabilities as well as post and share video images to maximize criminal apprehensions.
"CrimeDex will enable the WLPC to scale and expand its operations," said Jim "Gator" Hudson, vice president of CrimeDex services. "Ensuring the safety of employees and product is a responsibility that all organizations should embrace. We welcome the WLPC to the CrimeDex family and look forward to helping it realize its full potential."
3VR, the video intelligence company, enables organizations to record, search, and manage video to better serve customers, bolster security, and to identify and mitigate fraud. 3VR's Video Intelligence Platform (VIP) allows video systems to reach their true potential and deliver a measurable return on investment. 3VR is the video surveillance standard for hundreds of global customers, including leading banks, retailers, governments and law enforcement agencies and owns CrimeDex, an online community of more than 3,000 fraud, loss prevention and law enforcement professionals dedicated to stopping crime. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company is privately held with funding from DAG Ventures, Focus Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Menlo Ventures and VantagePoint Ventures. 3VR is one of the fastest growing U.S.-based private companies, according to Inc. magazine. In addition, the company has won numerous other accolades including a 2011 Security Products magazine product of the year award and 2011 Top 30 Technology Innovations award from Security Sales & Integration magazine. For more information, please visit www.3vr.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.