Case Management and Your PI: Solid Software Solutions are Critical

In the PI industry, it’s absolutely critical to maintain not only top-notch equipment, but top-notch performance in your equipment at all times.

While there are hundreds of devices and tools on the market calling for your attention, when it comes to case management software, iRecord has it all. Learn more about how various private investigator software equipment, including iRecord’s solutions, help private investigators manage vast amounts of information simply and securely.

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Here are a few highlights on from eInvestigator.com and what they identify as key components to your software solution. To read the full details of case management software, click here.

Most of the detective applications available today are designed for use on a personal computer. However, many software technology companies are building programs that run on smart phones and tablets via small applications or “apps.” Programs designed for tablets and cell phones help private investigators run the software they need while out of the office on surveillance missions. Private detectives should do their best to keep up with the latest trends in technology and learn to integrate technology into their operations wherever possible.

Background Investigation

Detective software programs that allow private detectives to perform background checks and verify personal information are critical tools.  A private investigator can outsource the process to a company that specializes in conducting background checks, employment verification, and fact checking.  Alternatively, a private eye can invest in an online service or a private investigator software tool to conduct all or part of the background check themselves. Following are some suggested programs and online services:

Private Investigator Software

You don’t need to be told that technology has revolutionized the world and every industry, and specifically the job of the private investigator. Though the access to information has grown exponentially, mining that information takes know how. PI’s use software to conduct investigations as they search for any and all of the following:

    • Criminal histories
    • Divorce records
    • Address histories
    • Driving records
    • Financial records
    • and More.

This is without mentioning how PI’s use various programs to communicate with a host of other parties, including: clients, witnesses, business partners and vendors.

Computer Monitoring

A variety of computer monitoring software is available to assist private investigators in conducting computer security investigations, computer forensics and to conduct online surveillance. Private Investigators that conduct computer crime investigations or computer security investigations should be familiar with general computer programs for task such as:

    • Business communications
    • Customer relationship management (CRM)
    • Accounting
    • Data recovery
    • Security

Online Search Tools

A variety of online search programs are available to help private investigators with looking up information online. The most common private investigator programs allow investigators to search for people, look up addresses and phone numbers, and conduct background investigations.

iRecord’s Evidence Management System

iRecord’s Evidence Management System is one tool that every PI should have as it creates a secure central repository for all of your digital interview content. Consider these questions:

    • Do you still use log books or binders to keep track of your custodial interviews?
    • Do you want better control of all items with chain of custody tracking and reporting that       will tell you exactly what you have at any given time?
    • Do you want a central repository to store all your interviews?

The iRecord Evidence Vault is one of the very first interview management tracking applications  for police and law enforcement agencies. Our software is ideal for agencies that track interviews from the point of recording by detective until it is ordered to be destroyed.

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