For release 3 January 2024

Altia and Geoff Smith Associates Limited (GSA) join forces in a collaboration to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of communications data in investigations

GSA’s established CycComms tool will be integrated with Altia’s holistic suite of investigation software solutions.

Altia and Geoff Smith Associates Limited (GSA) have entered a partnership that will see CycComms, GSA’s communication data acquisition national cloud platform, integrated with Altia’s holistic suite of investigation software solutions.

Altia, backed by NorthEdge, is a leading global provider of specialist intelligence and investigation software for government departments and law enforcement agencies across 18 countries, including the UK, US, Canada and Australia. The business, which is based in Nottingham, Glasgow and Reading, enables police forces and investigation teams to automate processes using technology – reducing time and money spent on investigations and improving prosecution rates.

Geoff Smith Associates Ltd (GSA) based in Leicester is a family-owned market-leading business providing law enforcement software, services and training, in the UK and internationally. GSA has a broad range of solutions including communications data intelligence, disclosure management, security vetting, firearms licensing, and other operational policing activities solutions ’designed by policing, for policing’.

Rob Sinclair, CEO at Altia said, “I’m delighted to form this partnership between Altia and GSA and I’m incredibly excited about what we can achieve, together, when it comes to the investigation-critical area of communications data.”

“Our aim at Altia is to give investigators seamless access to an integrated suite of investigation tools, making them not only more efficient and effective, but also providing the most comprehensive view of their investigation in one place. By partnering with GSA we’ll be able to integrate communications data into every investigation being managed on the Altia platform.”

Paul Smith, MD at GSA said, “All criminal activity uses devices of some kind, so quick and easy access to communications data is always absolutely critical. Our solution, CycComms, is already used by more than half of all police forces in the UK and is proven to have a dramatically positive impact on investigators’ ability to access, process and use this data.

“With GSA and Altia working together it’s a unique opportunity to extend this capability to more forces and more investigations and we are looking forward to working together.”

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Editor’s notes:

About Altia

Altia develops specialist investigation software for government departments, law enforcement agencies and private sector businesses in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and several other countries. Altia’s investigation solutions include digital casefile and business workflow management software, toolkits to analyse data in financial investigations as well as enterprise application software for covert operations.

Altia is led by CEO Rob Sinclair, who led a management buyout (MBO) in November 2020, alongside NorthEdge.

About GSA

Geoff Smith Associates Ltd (GSA), is a family-owned business established in 1997, which produces software solutions for police forces and the public sector. The company is based in Bardon, Leicestershire and employs over 80 staff including a large team of developers and ex-police force staff.

The business was started by the late Geoff Smith, who was a police officer in Leicestershire for 30 years; most of that time was spent dealing with crime. Towards the end of his career in 1991, he was asked to look at specifying a networked computerised crime and intelligence system, to take us into the 21st century. At this time almost everything was either paper based or standalone ‘green screen’ systems.

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