In May 2007, Dan Hussain and Prof. Donovan held a 3-day workshop with CLEMIS, the IT Department for the Oakland County, Michigan confederation of police departments, which is the largest confederation of police departments in the country, located just north of the City of Detroit. During the workshop, Michigan police told the inventors the major problems with known police IT systems.
The inventors invented several important solutions to the problems identified by the Michigan police, and filed several U.S. patent applications directed to such inventive solutions. The security patent subset generally covers systems and methods for using an integrated camera and sensor network with a correlation engine that correlates two or more events weighted by the attribute data of the cameras and sensors used to capture video and other sensory data. Such correlations could effectively connect crime related events to specific sensor data, other legacy system data, 911 calls, anonymous tips, and video records.