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August 15, 2011

Crime & Terrorism Prevention Technology Patented in Chandler, AZ

CHANDLER, AZ– Cummings Engineering today announced the issuance of a patent which will ultimately be used to help prevent acts of crime and terrorism.  The patent protects Cummings Engineering’s development of a Grass Roots Intelligence Program (GRIP). GRIP is a unique system for collecting, filtering and analyzing vast amounts of data that may otherwise appear unrelated or inconsequential.  Applicable for crime prevention at the local, state and federal levels, the technology itself will eventually be available as an app on any mobile device.
The technology empowers US citizens to play a role in protecting our communities by providing a simple means to report activity through their mobile devices for the ultimate purpose of preventing crime. Citizen reports are filtered through the GRIP database and analyzed against all other information.  The system then uses artificial intelligence to determine relationships, and takes the appropriate action based its findings. The system is constantly analyzing incoming data, predicting threats and transforming the findings into actionable intelligence. 
GRIP provides immediate and credible information to a wide spectrum of US authorities in order to prevent acts of terrorism and other illegal and possible nefarious activities.  The system will also provide real-time viewing from both citizen and law enforcement perspectives.
“Often the individuals in the best position to report potential crime and even terrorist activity are individual civilians who might notice suspicious activity during their daily routine” said Darren Cummings, CEO of Cummings Engineering.  “Unfortunately right now people are limited to calling 911. GRIP serves as a highly intelligent ’Cyber-Detective’ system leveraging state of the art information technology and innovation and is a perfect fit with next-generation 911 ambitions.”
The technology will be widely available as a software application for today’s popular smartphones such as Android, iPhone, and Blackberry enabled devices.
“Commercial smartphones are ubiquitous and their capabilities are constantly expanding,” said Cummings. “This technology will serve as a force multiplier for our budget-strapped law enforcement communities. Bringing it to fruition will be expedited by leveraging our existing technology such as SecureMobile™ and SAIFE™.”
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About Cummings Engineering

Cummings Engineering ( is a leading communications engineering company commercializing encryption products, providing “Security-as-a-Service” for smartphones and tablet PCs based on its proprietary SecureMobile™ and SAIFE™ technologies.  The company is based out of the Innovations Incubator in Chandler, Arizona.