PROPRIETARY DATA ANALYTICS TOOLS
A key component of Sentinel DNA™, our comprehensive electronic monitoring platform, is a proprietary Point Pattern Analysis tool. This allows users to analyze a participant’s daily routine and quickly identify deviations that may indicate a compliance violation.
SentinelDNA accurately tracks and displays a participant’s location 24/7. Point Pattern Analysis (PPA) can display, in a calendar or map-like format, where an offender should be at all times. PPA tracks which locations the participant actually frequented and the length the visits. This allows for easy determination between regular routine stops and derivations.
As shown below in Figure 1, Point Pattern Analysis analyzes locations frequented by each individual participant enrolled in a program. Locations where a participant spends significant periods of time are identified and labeled as known locations and are depicted as such on DNA maps. For ease of review, the corresponding times spent at these locations are depicted on a bar graph. All known locations are identified with a unique color system, while locations that are new for the offender are color-coded in RED. To make the analysis of a participant’s activity easier, DNA allows users to add labels to the locations that a participant visits as part of their daily, weekly or monthly routine (e.g., work, church, counselor’s office, etc.).
FIGURE 1 | PPA WITH LOCATION POINTS