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1. (WO2017156560) ELECTRONIC SECURITY, INVESTIGATION AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156560    International Application No.:    PCT/ZA2017/050014
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04L 29/08
H04W 4/02
Applicants: TRACKBOX TECHNOLOGIES (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED
Inventors: RIGGS, Brian
Title: ELECTRONIC SECURITY, INVESTIGATION AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
Abstract:
The invention provides an electronic security, investigation and surveillance system (10) and method involving the use of mobile electronic devices (12) such as smartphones. The system can maintain an up-to-date historical record of data and media sourced from across a broad spectrum of a mobile device's functionalities, for example its cameras, microphone, GPS system, etc. In the event a crime is committed or an emergency incident occurs in the vicinity of the mobile device, this historical record can be accessed and uploaded from the mobile device to a backend (14). The backend can also be used to assume control of the device. In common with the so-called "black box" systems found in aviation, the historical record is maintained for a limited and advancing period of time. That is, means are provided for erasing earliest data within the historical record on an advancing time basis, and/or with reference to a predetermined memory usage or storage capacity of the mobile device.