Vigilant Solutions

National Vehicle Location Service

  • 1.   What is NVLS?

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    NVLS stands for National Vehicle Location Service and is a service provided by Vigilant Solutions. The LPR data delivered as part of the NVLS web portal is comprised of data shared by law enforcement agencies as well as data harvested by Vigilant from private sources.

  • 2.   Who can access the NVLS data?

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    NVLS is restricted for use to law enforcement; NVLS data is not shared outside of law enforcement. Law enforcement professionals with a valid ORI and validated government email address can take advantage of NVLS.

  • 3.   What can the NVLS data be used for?

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    Data provided by NVLS to LEA’s is only to be used for purposes of providing investigative leads to law enforcement that will ultimately work to protect officers, families and communities.

  • 4.   How do I get more NVLS data?

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    If you want to further integrate NVLS data into the daily mission and operations of your LEA, contact Vigilant Solutions at info@vigilantsolutions.com to inquire about getting a LEARN account wherein you can receive proactive NVLS scan data as soon as matches are made to your custom ‘Hot-List’ as well as a variety of other advanced features & capabilities.

  • 5.   Where does the NVLS LPR data come from?

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    Much of it comes from private LPR fleet operators who are scanning license plates in an effort to recover collateral on behalf of lending institutions. However, more and more, LEA’s who operate their own LPR scanning equipment are using the LEARN nationwide LPR database to store publicly obtained LPR data and this data is also being shared to LEA’s via NVLS.

  • 6.   Who governs NVLS data?

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    LEA use of the data is self regulated. Oversight of LPR scan record use is performed by NVS (ORI # VANVS005V)

  • 7.   How do I search NVLS for more data?

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    NLETS has recently approved a pilot project to allow for an RQ query option that will facilitate LEA initiated searches of the NVLS database. Additionally, LEA’s can send an NLETS admin message to NVS (ORI # VANVS005V) and an NVS affiliate will assist with providing data returns.

  • 8.   Is the NVLS system secure?

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    The NVLS system is secure both physically and logically (by software). The server is contained within an NCIC secured data facility. Use of https and VPN technologies provide state of the art data security for NVLS users.

  • 9.   How is NCIC or the FBI involved?

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    The FBI approved NVS to exist within the LEA community (ORI # VANVS005V) for the purpose of providing vehicle location information to LEA’s. The NVS charter to provide this information was recently expanded to also include LPR vehicle location information made available by Vigilant Solutions.

  • 10.   What is TAS?

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    TAS = Target Alert Service - Software that allows users to receive real-time, one-to-many, broadcast LPR alerts whenever ‘Hot-Listed’ plates are scanned within an LEA’s LEARN account and matched to appropriate ‘Hot-List records.

  • 11.   Who is Vigilant Solutions?

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    Vigilant Solutions is a provider of innovative intelligence solutions that save lives. Vigilant has proven itself as a thought leader in LPR providing many unique capabilities. Only Vigilant Solutions has access to the national private data scans being used to support the asset recovery industry. Only Vigilant Solutions provides LPR hosting services for LEA clients within an NCIC secured data center in the Washington DC metro area. Only Vigilant Solutions provides advanced solid state LPR equipment platforms that do not require an additional PC in the trunk of the police cruiser. Only Vigilant Solutions has access to a private nationwide fleet of LPR scout cars used to perform targeted scanning for LEA’s participating in select LEARN-NCIC programs.

  • 12.   How do I learn more about LPR?

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    Simply request more information at http://vigilantsolutions.com/contact