CTS - PRAS - our solution

UK Police Search Advisors (POLSAs) are issued with our CTS-PRAS software (Counter Terrorism and Search Position Ranking and Analysis System). This comprises a deployable laptop computer containing mapping of the whole of England and Wales, together with aerial imagery of the users’ area of responsibility.

The software can quickly identify search areas from vector mapping, create paper or electronic search area tasking sheets for the search teams, manage the progress of the search, and build the rationale of decisions taken as they occur.

Included are geographic data such as cell phone mast coverage and elements of the historical databases to predict where missing persons are likely to be found based on the age, gender, medical condition, and circumstances.

These tools enable search priorities to be decided upon far faster with briefing documents rapidly created, and search management simplified. Data is available to be exchanged with other geospatial tools such as command and control systems, printed on paper and transparency, or transmitted to searchers as PDF documents.

The software functionality has been designed in close cooperation with POLSAs to ensure that it is simple to use and fit for purpose. Within the UK we supply appropriate geospatial data to users along with the hardware, a secure network, and technical support.

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what we do

We work with major industry providers and we sell directly to governments and militaries worldwide who are engaged in ground-based area defence, aviation, and homeland security.

We develop software to allow non-specialized users to tap into the power of geospatial analysis, whether that be for vulnerability assessment or searching for missing persons. Our solutions enable end-users to identify and manage threats to aircraft, VIPs, critical infrastructure or crowded places as well as carry out optimised comprehensive search within areas of interest.

Each product we develop can be tailored to meet the set of functionalities that the end-user requires. In addition, we operate as sub-contractors to major industry providers and sell directly to law enforcement and military organisations worldwide.

Our Rapid Application Development environment combined with short iterative software development cycles enables us to deliver timely upgrades and enhancements to each solution. Because of this, we can fulfill many Urgent Operational Requirements.

Our solutions include installation, training, and regular maintenance upgrades. Each solution ensures a rapid return on investment and a low total cost of ownership. Existing customers agree they represent excellent value for money.

We also provide mapping conversions between different military and civil formats, and advice and consultancy about vulnerability assessment matters

our customers

As PoISAs became more involved with our SAM-PRAS and RAM-PRAS products it became clear that the core functionality was ideally suited to providing tools to assist in Search for both Missing Persons and detailed forensics. CTS-PRAS rugged laptops are used on the ground by them enabling all to deploy the capability as and when required in various situations and climates.

The lead for this national project has been the National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ) who are acting as a single point of contact for all constabularies that wish to implement additional CTS-PRAS machines.