Everything You Need to Know About Lumen

Numerica is dedicated to advancing the science of information and solving technological challenges for our defense and law enforcement customers—that’s why we work closely with those customers to develop innovative software solutions to support the mission of improving public safety in our communities.  

We are passionate about helping law enforcement agencies across the country use their data, which is often siloed and not readily accessible, more effectively across all levels of the agency. To solve the data challenges faced by law enforcement, we’ve developed Lumen—an innovative investigative search, crime analysis, and data sharing software solution that breaks down data silos and puts actionable information into the hands of law enforcement professionals. In this blog, we’ll show how and why Lumen can be an asset for every member of a law enforcement agency.

Why Lumen?

Siloed data creates significant challenges for law enforcement agencies. Integrating those disparate data sources into a single platform to search and analyze that information can show you connections that you would not have found otherwise, and can make the difference in a case. Lumen makes all this disparate data available to you in a single click—nothing is faster, easier, or more flexible.



What Can Lumen Integrate?

With Lumen, you can bring virtually all of your data sources into the mix, creating a clear, integrated picture of all relevant information, even across multiple jurisdictions. This data is easily accessible, secure, and simple to access by anyone in the agency.

Lumen integrates:

  • RMS (including legacy)
  • CAD
  • ALPR
  • Fire
  • Jail
  • Intel
  • Courts & DA
  • Alternative Sentencing
  • Evidence
  • MS Word, PDF, RTF, HTML
  • Email Archives
  • GIS Shapefiles

Lumen is completely vendor- and source-agnostic, meaning we can integrate virtually any data source your agency needs to access in one seamless interface.

Who Uses Lumen?

Lumen is a tool that helps everyone in your agency. With easily accessible and manageable data, anyone in your agency can find value in Lumen and its secure, lightning-fast interface.

  • Commanders – Create big-picture, data-driven briefings, monitor the results of initiatives and action plans, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of police operations.
  • Investigators – Make critical, data-driven decisions, connect suspects across jurisdictions, and minimize the time required for information gathering in investigations.
  • Analysts -Find trends and patterns, create interactive analytics, and share them quickly and easily.
  • Patrol Officers – Easily access information about people, vehicles, events, and locations—all from a mobile-friendly interface to improve officer safety and efficiency while in the field.

Try Lumen Today

Our customers are currently using Lumen to increase productivity and efficiency in their agencies— see how your agency can benefit from breaking down data silos and putting actionable information into the hands of officers. Schedule a Lumen demo today.

Break down data silos to improve officer safety.

Ever heard the term “data silo”? Even if you haven’t, you probably know what they are. In law enforcement today, data silos are everywhere. CAD, RMS, JMS, Evidence management, LPR, bulletins, and other data sources are usually accessed through separate applications. Trying to quickly find information on a person, vehicle, or location of interest can be a frustrating experience. Even worse, it can lead to reductions in officer safety.

Indeed, in 2016, the Department of Justice and the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund found that, for officers responding to calls, lack of information is a major factor contributing to officer fatalities, and that

better information regarding the location and its call history, as well as any other details of the call, must be made readily available.”

In many cases, agencies already have the data they need to improve officer safety, they just can’t get to it.

Lumen helps you break down those data silos. With an intuitive mobile interface, it can put critical information in officers’ hands when and where they need it. Dispatchers can quickly look up relevant data from multiple sources with a single search, and feed that to officers before they arrive on scene.  Contact us to learn more.

Lumen Analytics Training Webinar- June 22nd 10am MDT

Please join us for our monthly Lumen Training Webinar on June 22nd at 10am MDT. This month, we’ll be discussing the analytics tools in Lumen Desktop. We’ll walk through temporal, field value, tabular, and spatial analytics to show you how you can easily identify trends and patterns using any information in your data, without being restricted to canned reports.

Space is limited, so register here today:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lumen-training-webinar-tickets-35443730151

Lumen Monthly Training Webinar- 5/25 11am MDT

Please join us for our monthly Lumen Training Webinar. This month, we’ll be showing the different ways you can search for a person or a vehicle using both Lumen Mobile and Lumen Desktop. We’ll discuss how both structured and unstructured search works within Lumen to easily find specifically what you’re looking for.

Space is limited, so register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lumen-may-training-webinar-tickets-34722573151

Lumen Training Webinar- April 20th at 10am MDT

Numerica will be hosting this month’s Lumen training webinar on April 20th at 10am MDT. Click here to register and find meeting login info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-lumen-training-webinar-tickets-33586396817.
We’ll be providing an overview of:

  • New Lumen Mobile: Learn how to use the brand new mobile interface to very quickly and easily find people, vehicles, locations, and associated entities for each.
  • New Photo Lineup Tool: Search for people by physical descriptions, open full-size mugshot images, and easily create photo lineups from Lumen’s desktop interface.
  • Lumen Dashboard: Learn how to use the Lumen dashboard to save and share searches and analytics, receive alerts when new records are available, and use tags to save groups of records together.

Numerica Partners with Carfax to Expand Information Access

FORT COLLINS, CO Numerica Corporation is announcing a partnership with Carfax, Inc., to provide enhanced investigative tools to law enforcement agencies across the United States.   Through Lumen, Numerica’s flagship platform for law enforcement investigations, analysis, and data sharing, agencies have an integrated portal to search hundreds of millions of law enforcement records, while also accessing Carfax ® Vehicle History Reports through Carfax for Police.  Ready access to comprehensive information helps investigators solve crimes faster and close more cases.

“Lumen® is designed, first and foremost, to help law enforcement quickly get the actionable information they need whenever and wherever they need it – whether a case report from another agency, a suspect mugshot, or a Vehicle History Report from Carfax,” said Jeff Poore, President of Numerica.  “Integrating with Carfax for Police allows our customers, for free and with a single login, access to a vast database of valuable vehicle records directly from Lumen.”

Law enforcement agencies can access Vehicle History Reports from Lumen whenever viewing a Lumen vehicle record.  With one click in Lumen, users can view reports and access the full array of investigative tools available within Carfax for Police.  There are no up-front costs or ongoing fees required for law enforcement access to Carfax.

“Carfax for Police is already used by more than 2,500 agencies nationwide.  The Carfax partnership with Numerica affords our customers even better ways to solve crimes faster and keep their communities safer,” said Mike Irvine, General Manager at Carfax.  “We’re very excited to bring this capability to our customers.”

Lumen is an advanced analytics and data sharing platform specifically designed for law enforcement.  Agencies seeking to integrate disparate data sources into a single, integrated, CJIS-compliant portal for investigations, analysis, and inter-jurisdictional sharing are turning to Numerica to meet their needs.  For more information on Lumen, visit http://www.numerica.us/lumen.

About Numerica.

Since 1996, Northern Colorado-based Numerica Corporation has been a research and development small business leader solving some of the world’s most challenging information science problems. Our team of world class scientist, engineers and business professionals develop advanced mathematical algorithms and software for tracking targets, fusing data, managing uncertainty, optimizing operations, and integrating networks. Numerica’s technology solutions translate complex data streams into real-time, actionable information for U.S. Department of Defense agencies, NASA, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Numerica provides state-of-the-art solutions in the areas of air defense, missile defense, space situational awareness, cyber security, intelligence, and law enforcement.  Numerica’s public safety products include Lumen, CJISvault, PROact, and RDW.  Visit www.numerica.us for more information.

About Carfax (www.carfax.com)

Carfax, a unit of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and continues to develop innovative services – like Carfax Used Car Listings and myCarfax – that make it easier to buy, sell and own a used car. The company maintains a database comprising over 16 billion vehicle history records from more than 92,000 sources worldwide. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

Numerica Wins Public Safety Data Warehouse Contract

Numerica was recently awarded a contract to deliver a public safety data warehouse and information sharing solution to the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium’s (CISC) 55 police departments, sheriff’s offices, and state level agencies. The Regional Data Warehouse (RDW) provides a centralized state-of-the-art data repository that serves as the foundation of law enforcement and public safety information sharing and analysis.

“The Numerica data warehouse delivers the security, control and flexibility needed to effectively share and analyze all types of information among CISC member agencies,” said David Shipley, CISC Manager.  “The era of closed, proprietary systems dictating how agencies can interpret and share their own data is now over.”

RDW is designed to support the demanding data needs of modern public safety.  It can integrate data from virtually any electronic source, including records management systems and jail management systems, license plate readers, court and offender management systems, and many other data sources.  The system supports a vendor-agnostic interface to allow public safety agencies to connect multiple analytics and search systems into the RDW’s single data platform.  RDW is a secure and flexible solution that can meet the data sharing needs of public safety organizations now and into the future.

“We built RDW to promote a data advantage for public safety organizations and to reduce the headaches that have traditionally come with the management of so many different IT systems and proprietary data,” said Jeff Poore, President of Numerica. “The data in RDW is owned by the customers. We are here to help them use their data as effectively as possible to improve public safety.”

RDW is a scalable solution designed for regional data sharing initiatives servicing anywhere from tens to hundreds of agencies.   Agencies seeking to improve data sharing capabilities, or replace cumbersome and expensive legacy solutions, are turning to RDW to meet their expanding data sharing needs.    Visit www.numerica.us/rdw for more information.

Since 1996, Northern Colorado-based Numerica Corporation has been a research and development small business leader solving some of the world’s most challenging information science problems. Our team of world class scientist, engineers and business professionals develop advanced mathematical algorithms and software for tracking targets, fusing data, managing uncertainty, optimizing operations, and integrating networks. Numerica’s technology solutions translate complex data streams into real-time, actionable information for U.S. Department of Defense agencies, NASA, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Numerica provides state-of-the-art solutions in the areas of air defense, missile defense, space situational awareness, cyber security, intelligence, and law enforcement.  Numerica’s public safety products include Lumen, CJISvault, PROact, and RDW.  Visit www.numerica.us for more information.

The CISC is a legal entity created to help its 55 member law enforcement agencies share and analyze huge amounts of data.  Supported by Colorado’s largest agencies, the CISC provides three key services.  First, it provides secure and reliable data storage.  Second, to help agencies share and make sense of the data, it facilitates affordable access to outstanding data analysis software.   Finally, the CISC connects Colorado agencies with others nationally to share data, promote greater agency effectiveness and make safer communities possible.

Numerica Awarded $18.3M Phase III Army SBIR Contract

Numerica Corporation, a research and development company building solutions for target tracking, data fusion, and sensor resource management, recently won a Phase III Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract with the Army to support the transition of next-generation technologies into the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS). The IDIQ contract value is approximately $18.3 million, including all contract options.

A critical requirement for the U.S. Armed Forces to protect national security is the ability to identify and track objects of concern in hostile operating environments, and coordinate resources to take appropriate defensive action. Numerica has supported the development of IBCS as a member of the Northrop Grumman led team since the program was awarded in 2010.  This SBIR Phase III contract will support the continued development and transition of advanced technologies that aim to maintain a high level system performance in increasingly demanding threat environments.

“Today’s military threat environment is fast-paced and ever changing,” said Jeff Poore, President of Numerica. “Through our expanded partnership with the Army, we have a significant opportunity to deliver meaningful technology that will improve our national security.”

Since 1996, Northern Colorado-based Numerica Corporation has been a research and development small business leader solving some of the world’s most challenging information science problems. Our team of world class scientist, engineers and business professionals develop advanced mathematical algorithms and software for tracking targets, fusing data, managing uncertainty, optimizing operations, and integrating networks. Numerica’s technology solutions translate complex data streams into real-time, actionable information for U.S. Department of Defense agencies, NASA, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Numerica provides state-of-the-art solutions in the areas of air defense, missile defense, space situational awareness, cyber security, unmanned aerial systems, security analytics and more. Visit www.numerica.us for more information.

This material is based upon work supported by the Army under Contract No. W9113-15-D-0003.

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Army.

Numerica Supports 2016 Police Unity Tour

Numerica is proud to support Detective Brandon Tong of the Hayward Police Department in the 2016 Police Unity Tour, and we wish the best of luck to all riders next week!

The mission of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty, and to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. The 2016 ride will begin on Monday, May 9th in Whippany, NJ, and will arrive in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 12th. Last year’s tour raised nearly $2 million in support.

Numerica develops software products for law enforcement customers, aiming to equip them with better access to information and ultimately help keep officers safe. We’re honored to support this great cause and all those who make it possible.