GBG further strengthens tracing services with GB Accelerator IQ V5

 Published: Tuesday October 4, 2011

 Written by GBG News on News

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LONDON - 4 October 2011 – GB Group, a leader in Identity Management, has today unveiled a new version of its cutting edge intelligence gathering tool, GB Accelerator IQ V5. Based upon the same technology as GBG's e-Trace software and customised for the Public Sector, where it is increasingly used as a “silent” investigation tool for anti-fraud purposes, GB Accelerator IQ V5 allows users to verify UK population data to build up intelligence quickly and efficiently.
It enables users to gather a wealth of the most up-to-date and valid information about an individual, their location, and their relationships with others in society, ideal for ensuring accurate citizen contact or for enriching data for criminal justice purposes. It pulls together information that may be used by police and criminal justice departments from the broadest range of datasets available through a single online search interface, maximising the chance of a perfect match.

GB Accelerator IQ V5 has further extended its position as the number one contact database for the UK population, outside of credit reference data, by adding even more population information. It also gives access to brand new data sets such as Land Registry for property ownership and additional business information including “Directors at home.” A version of the product is also available with AddressBaseTM data, the definitive source of national address and property information from GeoPlace and now available under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA).

In addition, the functionality and interface have been enhanced from the previous version of the product, allowing organisations to investigate individuals more accurately using fewer resources. By colour coding results, eliminating tabbing and having all the results displayed on a single page, GB Accelerator IQ V5 provides a far richer and interactive experience. Also, by linking to Google’s Street View functionality, users now have access to visually-rich geographic information about the landscape in question.

By bringing together more data than any other investigative and intelligence tool on the market - all available through a single, intuitive interface – GB Accelerator IQ V5 offers a much greater chance of finding the right individual, first time. In an industry heavily governed by tight regulations, GB Group has again delivered a product designed with best practice running through every search.

John Feenan GB Group’s Head of Public Sector comments, “Accurate investigation is all about the numbers and GB Accelerator IQ V5 continues to lead the way with access to 63.6 million consented landline and mobile telephone numbers(each reverse searchable) and over 900 million more  records from data sources such as full Electoral Roll, Homemovers and deceased information. Through innovation and creative thinking we have developed an investigative tool with the help of our clients which helps to quickly search multiple databases and cross reference different sources.  In a time when many Public Sector organisations are reviewing and streamlining their operations, GB Accelerator IQ V5 helps to achieve significant cost savings in terms of time, money and man-hours.”

GB Group has a long track record in providing public sector organisations with the richest and most current sources of identity data delivered online, straight to any computer device. GB Group will be showcasing their portfolio of market leading investigative and intelligence solutions at a number of events over the next few months, including The London Fraud Forum on 6th October.

About GB Group plc

GBG a global leading Identity Management business. It helps organisations recognise and verify all elements of an individual's identity at every interaction. Through the application of our proprietary technology, we enable organisations to connect, communicate and transact with people safely and  responsibly.  In doing so, we help organisations like Norfolk Constabulary, HMRC, the London Borough of Hounslow and the London Borough of Newham understand their citizens better to create more meaningful customer interactions – and reduce costs across the business.

About GB Accelerator IQ in practice
Norfolk Police (extract from case study)

Deployed across the Norfolk Constabulary’s Intelligence Units fully since the start of September 2009, IQ has already delivered significant operational benefits. It has helped Norfolk Constabulary to detect crimes which may not have been detected otherwise; targets the police forces’ resources to better interventions and even boosts confidence and satisfaction through the ability to track and trace individuals.

There are numerous examples where IQ helps to raise intelligence-gathering effectiveness. A high-value fraud case was held up for over ten years because of trouble in finding the required witnesses. With the GB Group’s IQ on hand, all the ten witnesses were located within ten minutes and the case is now going ahead.

In one case – harassment of a ten-year-old girl – IQ quickly turned up the address of an extended family member who turned out to be the guilty party. In another example, a longstanding suspect (at large for over a year) was traced to Suffolk and could be investigated further.

“Gaining intelligence on where people are based or up-to-date contact details is never as easy as you would hope. Since the roll-out of GB Group’s Identity Management tool IQ, I have noticed a marked increase in the availability and speed of intelligence my department is able to source and Norfolk Constabulary’s Service is all the better for it.”
Detective Chief Inspector, Intelligence Directorate, Norfolk Constabulary


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