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Background

TRAPWIRE Inc. was founded in 2004 to design, build and deploy counterterrorism technologies and services for the protection of critical infrastructure and personnel. The genesis of our company was a project initiated in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The objective of that project was to develop a capability that would prevent such attacks from occurring in the future. This project evolved into our flagship product, TRAPWIRE, and its related methodologies, training and supporting capabilities.

As with all of our products and services, the TRAPWIRE system encapsulates the expertise of professionals in the areas of counterterrorism, surveillance, surveillance detection, and intelligence operations and analysis. Prior to joining TRAPWIRE, many of our employees were directly involved in the U.S. government’s war on terrorism as intelligence officers and members of the US Armed Forces and Secret Service. Our professionals have led successful intelligence operations against terrorist organizations and fought on battlefields across the globe. We view TRAPWIRE as a continuation of our prior service, and as an opportunity to take a proactive stance against crime and terrorism by helping law enforcement and private security agencies identify and disrupt criminal planning processes, apprehend perpetrators, and prevent attacks.

The TRAPWIRE approach is based on the following principles:

  • PREVENTION IS NOT ONLY PREFERABLE TO DAMAGE MITIGATION, IT IS MUCH MORE COST EFFECTIVE.
  • THE CHALLENGE IS NOT ONLY ONE OF COLLECTING INFORMATION. TOOLS MUST BE IN PLACE TO HELP MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL.