VIClabs by Project VIC International
VICS standards are available free of charge to verified law enforcement agencies, NGOs and technology companies, allowing entities to become “Project VIC Certified” and become part of the VICS ecosystem.
The image-hashing standard is based on Microsoft’s PhotoDNA and the video-hashing standard is based on Friend MTS’ F1 video fingerprinting technology—both of which are freely available and non-proprietary.
The payload of the image and video hashing is delivered in a next-generation hash record based on an OData/Json record that can carry hundreds of data elements, including image and video metadata, classification and submission details.
New to VIClabs
Most of the major law enforcement software providers dealing with image and video have already adopted, or are in the process of adopting, the VICS standard. This will enable law enforcement to import and export data from tools into the Project VIC hash cloud and exchange information between tools.
New to VIClabs in 2020 will be the SAFER Viewing Platform for Officer Safety and Wellness , and additional classifiers to enhance triage investigations. More information soon.