The Individual system installs on a single laptop, and has no dependency on any internet connection or other computers. Best for very small teams/missions where one person does most of the command post work.
The Team system installs on one laptop that acts as a 'server' for a local LAN. Every device on the LAN can connect to the mission and an entire command team can manage the search mission collaboratively.
In addition to the field deployed system, the Enterprise version has an online backup and remote support function so everything from a few initial tasks to an entire mission can be run online. This option includes the team setup as well for when mission base must operate offline.
We will walk through FIND with you and answer any questions in a video call.
There is a demo system set up for you to play around and get a feel for the software after your walkthrough. The demo system gets wiped and refreshed each week.
We have a series of videos that go over all aspects of FIND, from how to set it up to planning tasks, to debriefing teams.
Robert Koester studied wandering patterns in lost subjects with demensia. The resulting find statistics are used on missing person searches and result in shorter times to finding the subject.
Bob expands his research to eventually cover over 20 lost person categories and published the book Lost Person Behavior which becomes a standard resource for SAR Teams across the US and beyond.
Building good software is difficult and expensive. It was through a Federal Small Business Innovation Research grant that FIND was able to be created. Years of work and testing at many SAR exercises around the country enabled us to make FIND available for organizations of all sizes.
After multiple SAR exercises to work with teams and test the software, we honed in on the tools you need to do your workflow, and make the whole process faster, more accurate, and the whole purpose is to make finds faster.
And let's not forget the hundreds of SAR volunteers who have helped shaped FIND by participating in SAREX missions where we taught them how to run base operations with FIND. - Thank you!