Used by the majority of the UK’s police forces, including the MET Police, ORBIS is a powerful tool enabling officers to search UK people and business information to aid investigations.
How it works
ORBIS brings together a vast amount of UK people and business data into one powerful search system. Being browser based, ORBIS is immediately available to all officers with internet access. The many uses of ORBIS for our Police customers include:
We are proud to supply ORBIS to the majority of the UK's Police Forces and Security Services.
The Metropolitan Police Service
Using ORBIS to trace individuals & verify identities
“ORBIS is essential in identifying and verifying addresses and individuals that are important in our work. To see how long a person has lived at an address or to identify who lives where, with neighbour disputes, ORBIS is a key piece of software. The Bulk mobile reverse search feature further enhances our ability to trace and locate people, and drastically reduces police time spent on investigations.”
What can we do?
From partial name and address details, or an email address or telephone number, officers can use our Person Search function to trace a person of interest. Our unique address linking capabilities allow you to view previous addresses, plus links to co-habitants at each property.
ORBIS uses a number of data sources including the full Electoral Roll and BT Osis data. Police users are able to conduct identity verification for a variety of reasons, such as fraud checks and anti-money laundering, by matching the name and address details they have with over 48 million records in ORBIS.
Monitor social media posts online using the Maps/Geo-search function. Enabling geo-tags will show social media posts from the last 7 days within a specified radius on the map.
Our Police customers often use ORBIS to identify names and addresses of people who are in the contact list of a suspect’s mobile phone. Officers can simply download a list of mobile numbers from a seized phone and use our Bulk Mobile Number Reverse Search to get matches to the users of those numbers and see if a line is in an active contract.
Police users of ORBIS can take advantage of the Zonesearch feature which allows them to draw a polygon on a map of an area of interest, such as a high crime area, and gather intelligence on the residents of the properties within it. This valuable information can then be passed on to PCSO’s when making house to house enquiries.
ORBIS combines Land Registry with other data sources enabling officers to locate and identify landlords. This is useful for a range of different types of investigation including money laundering and human trafficking or modern slavery cases.
ORBIS has flexible pricing options, a free trial service available, and an unlimited number of users are permitted on one single licence. Full details of ORBIS, including security standards and certifications, can be found on the Government’s G-Cloud framework.