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Frequently Asked Questions

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TRAPWIRE is an intelligent, cloud-based incident reporting and analysis system. It analyzes your security-related events and detects patterns and matches that are indicative of terrorist and/or criminal operations in the planning stages. Built on that foundation are a myriad of other tools designed to streamline and modernize your security operations, including mobile apps, information sharing portals, analysis tools, and mass warning and notification capabilities. The technology is supported by a variety of services available to clients, including training provided by subject matter experts in law enforcement, anti-terrorism, surveillance detection, analysis, and intelligence operations. Contact us to learn more.

How is TRAPWIRE different from other, similar systems?

TRAPWIRE is the only system that provides a systematic, comprehensive approach to the prevention of terrorist attacks and criminal acts. There are many systems designed to collect incident and suspicious activity data, but the data collected typically turns into “noise” over time. In order to convert that data into actionable intelligence, organizations must have a means of pulling the signal from the noise. That means collecting and aggregating reports in a standardized format; analyzing the data to reveal patterns and threat indicators; and disseminating the information in a way that raises awareness and ensures an appropriate response. Additionally, the aggregated information and resulting threat data must be easily accessible and understandable at any point in time, regardless of personnel turnover or organizational changes, so that institutional memory is maintained and an opportunity to prevent a disaster is not missed. TRAPWIRE provides this and more in one easy-to-use platform.

How much does TRAPWIRE cost?

Our pricing options are designed for long-term sustainability and are flexible based on the size and scope of deployment. Compared to expenditures for traditional physical security and even legacy software systems, TRAPWIRE licensing is offered at tremendous value. Contact us for more details.

Does TRAPWIRE replace any of my current systems?

TRAPWIRE is the backbone for our clients’ security operations in many cases; however, it is also designed to leverage and integrate with current systems and procedures, which enhances their effectiveness, and thereby returns greater value on existing security investments. During deployments, TRAPWIRE operations personnel work with the client’s security leadership to develop the optimal collection, analysis and response methodology. Due to TRAPWIRE’s ease of use, no client has ever had to hire additional personnel to operate the system.

Is TRAPWIRE installed in a manner that enables it to control CCTV systems?

No. The TRAPWIRE system does not operate or control camera systems or any other security systems. While imagery and video clips can be attached to TRAPWIRE incident reports, client video systems remain entirely under the control of those clients. TRAPWIRE is a software application that is deployed in support of existing security systems and enables security organizations to better leverage those resources.

Is TRAPWIRE a surveillance system?

No, TRAPWIRE is a surveillance detection system. This is an important distinction. Users have access to analytical tools that enable them to detect hostile surveillance operations against assets and personnel. The TRAPWIRE system is not used to conduct surveillance and in fact does not provide such a capability, nor does it have access to or control video or other surveillance systems.

Does the U.S. government control TRAPWIRE?

No. TRAPWIRE Inc. is a private company. While many of our subject matter experts previously served in the government, we do not have any ties to our former agencies or military organizations.