- Easy and quick to use, where and when needed;
- Integrated image-capture and voice-to-text recording for reporting incidents;
- Easily transfer CCTV images into incident and intelligence reports;
- Push Notifications for urgent, important Alerts; built-in ‘Push-to-Talk’ to follow;
- Free for all DISC users - search for ‘Littoralis DISC’ in AppStore or Google Play;
- Click here to watch the Littoralis DISC App in action;
- Click here to download the Littoralis DISC App brochure (PDF format
Littoralis has announced the availability of its new App for DISC, the secure information-sharing system for local crime reduction partnerships.
The App is expected to be widely adopted by users of DISC systems, maximising engagement and participation; for existing DISC-enabled crime reduction partnerships it will help grow membership, and open new opportunities for revenue generation.
DISC (Database & Intranet for Safer Communities) is the UK’s most widely used online information-sharing system for local Shopwatches, Pubwatches, Business Crime Reduction Partnerships, Business Improvement Districts and a growing number of major shopping centres. There are currently over 140 DISC implementations throughout the country, covering more than 250 towns, city-centres and rural areas, accounting for in excess of 25,000 actively participating businesses.
Says Littoralis director Charlie Newman: “We know that DISC must deliver benefits to every kind of participant: businesses that use it, the local Administrators of partnerships and watch groups that manage DISC systems, and the police who are using local DISC systems more and more themselves.
“But simply making these benefits available isn’t enough. It’s absolutely essential that every aspect of DISC is truly easy and quick to use, and must be readily available, where and when needed. We have always offered a ‘responsive’ version of the DISC system for smartphones, and that’s been good. But the App now really takes this to another level.”
For the businesses, large and small, that are members of partnerships that use DISC, the App makes the system easier to use than ever. “But now all this is right there, on members’ smartphones – exactly where and when they need it” says Newman, “and without the need to log into a computer which may not always be to hand”.
To add further value for users, Littoralis plans to integrate a Push-to-Talk system into the App so members can communicate urgent important messages among themselves at a fraction of the cost of conventional local radio networks with dedicated walkie-talkie handsets. This could provide a valuable – and much needed – source of additional revenue for DISC Administrators.
The App provides other benefits for Administrators too. In pre-launch trialling Administrators have told how the App makes updating offline members about new additions to their mugshot galleries easier; it can be used by Administrators to send emailed memos back to themselves when out and about; and it really does encourage under-participating members to log into their DISC system more often.
“Administrators must constantly reinforce the value-for-money of the services they provide to their members, and the App will reinforce that” says Charlie Newman, “but the App is also a massive marketing tool for Administrators too.
“It isn’t always easy to explain to potential new members how crime reduction partnerships work, and how they deliver bottom-line benefits to subscribers or levy-payers. But put the App in their hands and suddenly everything is so much clearer and easier to comprehend; suddenly people ‘get it’.
”And just as DISC makes it fast, simple and very, very low-cost to set up brand new partnerships in new areas, the App makes it easier than ever to promote the benefits of any new partnership to potential new members.
“We believe that the new App will deliver real, tangible benefits to members and Administrators of existing DISC implementations – and support the development of even more such partnerships around the UK”.