Helping to ensure a safer society since 2009, CGI’s Burgernet solution will be enhanced with digital technologies to handle more citizen participants and incidents
CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been awarded a contract by the Netherlands’ National Police to develop and maintain Burgernet 2.0—the next generation of a digital community policing solution developed by CGI in 2009 and used across the Netherlands since then. Using mobile technology, the Burgernet solution provides citizens, municipalities and the police with a digital collaboration platform to work together to combat crime and enhance the safety of local communities. Under the new contract, which has a term of 7-10 years, CGI will use new digital technologies to enhance Burgernet, as well as provide ongoing maintenance support.
Burgernet is a virtual citizens’ network that allows a police control room operator to send out mobile alerts to participating citizens related to suspicious or criminal activity, such as a missing person, reported burglary or stolen vehicle. Through these alerts, Burgernet participants are given the details of an incident so that they can be vigilant and report any information they might have.