Title: Fighting Crime and TerroRism with an IoT-enabled Autonomous Platform based on an Ecosystem of Advanced IntelligEnce, Operations, and InveStigation Technologies


Grant agreement no: 833464


Duration: 1 September 2019 – 31 August 2022


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Technology can help fight and prevent crime like never before. Data sharing has become the latest weapon for law enforcement agencies in terms of prediction, prevention, operation and investigation. The EU-funded CREST project aims to leverage the Internet of Things ecosystem, autonomous systems and targeted technologies. This will help the police detect and assess threats, plan surveillance, distribute command and control of law enforcement missions, share information and exchange digital evidence through blockchain technologies. CREST will also provide chain-of-custody and path-to-court for digital evidence. The project will test its methods in three operational use cases, including the protection of public figures in motorcades, counter terrorism security in crowded areas, and cross-border fight against organised crime.




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 833464




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