Remember last year when we told you about an organization called Exodus Road? You might remember that a part of last year’s Christmas offering went to finance a new Cyber Operations Center.
Well we wanted to share a quick update from Exodus Road on how they’re using our money…
Cyber Operations Update
The Exodus Road recently equipped its ground operatives in the U.S. and South America with cell phones that are equipped with SilverEye, a situational awareness software platform. SilverEye provides the real time locations of our investigators within one meter and also allows investigators to live stream or record audio and video in order to gather evidence that often moves them to action to stage a rescue or pursue an arrest. TER’s Alpha and Bravo teams will also be using this important equipment in the coming months.
This “SilverEye” software technology SilverEye provides the real time locations of our investigators within one meter, along with geo-fencing (geo-fencing is a feature in the software program that uses the global positioning system (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries. Geo-fencing allows TER to set up triggers so when a device enters (or exits) the boundaries defined by the administrator, an alert is issued. This feature is primarily for the safety of our investigators, but also provides TER with accountability for investigators’ time and whereabouts.
SilverEye also allows investigators to stream live audio and video to TER in order to gather evidence. This is also used to provide to law enforcement who may be standing by to stage a raid, so that law enforcement has the evidence it needs to conduct rescues and make arrests.
This technology is now being used by our investigators as a part of their work and our Colorado Springs headquarters is able to monitor and track their work in the field. We expect to field the phones and SilverEye technology in Thailand and India by October. The roll-out of the phones will include training for our leadership and investigative teams.
We are so very grateful to partner with Pulpit Rock Church in this fight against human trafficking. Your support of the Cyber Operations Unit has enabled us to use technology identify victims, keep our investigators safe, support law enforcement, and to push rescue forward. We share your commitment to find victims wherever they may be – online or on the ground.
Church, we hope you are encouraged by knowing that the money you entrust to us is being used to fight human trafficking. To learn more about the Exodus Road or to support them financially, visit their web site.