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Cutting-edge digital displays launched as SA’s latest crime-solving tool

Posted on 21/07/2023

A partnership between Crime Stoppers South Australia, SA Police and leading digital signage company, Entwined, has seen the first of what is hoped to be a number of prominent digital displays installed across major railway stations and public thoroughfares in Adelaide.

The first display, generously donated by Entwined, has been successfully installed at the iconic Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace and is now fully operational.

These state-of-the-art digital displays serve as a ground-breaking engagement medium for Crime Stoppers to showcase unsolved major crimes, crime incidents that have occurred within the public transport system, as well as promoting important crime awareness and community safety campaigns.

Crime Stoppers SA CEO, Nigel Smart said: “By leveraging the power of innovative technology, Crime Stoppers aims to engage the community, raise awareness, and foster a safer environment for all South Australians.”

“It is critical for us to partner with local companies to create a secure community, and we are thrilled to join forces with Entwined and make a meaningful contribution to public safety,” he said.

“These digital displays offer an unprecedented opportunity to connect with the public, disseminate critical information, and encourage active participation in solving crimes. By collaborating with local businesses, we can leverage their expertise and resources to help promote our unique offering that lets someone anonymously share information about unsolved crime and suspicious activity with Crime Stoppers.”

Detective Superintendent Des Bray or the Major Crime Investigation Branch said: “We are grateful for the ongoing support of Crime Stoppers and this strategy is an integral part of Operation Persist. It has the potential to help solve more unsolved homicides.”

Sam Blacket, Founder and Joint Owner at Entwined, said: “We firmly believe in utilising innovative technology for the greater good. By teaming up with Crime Stoppers and SA Police, we can leverage our cutting-edge displays to engage and inform the public about unsolved crimes, wanted criminals and empower people through crime prevention strategies. We are proud to play a part in building a safer South Australia.”

The collaboration marks an exciting milestone in local public safety initiatives. The installation of these dynamic digital displays at key locations throughout Adelaide will enhance the visibility of crucial community-safety information, encourage people to actively participate in solving crimes, and ultimately foster a culture of safety.

The initiative has also been made possible thanks to the support of Chris Wilson, Sales Executive – Business Solutions Group and the LG Australia team, which generously donated the panel used in the display.

IMAGE: Crime Stoppers SA CEO, Nigel Smart, stands next to the new digital display in the Adelaide Railway Station


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