A reliable method to establish the area where a mobile telephone was located at the time of its use
Access detailed information on the locations and movements of mobile handsets with our comprehensive cell site analysis service. QCC’s experienced specialists will guide you through the process with in-depth analysis and reporting on the location of handsets within a given time period, providing legally-admissible evidence for your investigations.
Valuable investigative tool
In law enforcement, cell site analysis is extremely useful both as an intelligence tool, and as evidence in court proceedings. As well as supporting prosecution cases, it can also be used by defence counsel to support a defendant’s alibi.
By studying telecommunications data, our forensic specialists can establish the area in which a mobile telephone has made or received a communication. Services provided range from straightforward “desktop analysis”, where call data from a network service provider is analysed and turned into a graphical representation, right through to using specialist measuring equipment to establish the movements of multiple telephones on multiple networks across a wide geographic area.
Wide range of applications
Potential applications of cell site analysis include:
- Tracking the movements of a mobile telephone handset
- Establishing that a handset was in a crime scene area
- Directing search teams in missing persons or kidnap cases
- Helping to attribute a particular mobile handset to an individual
- Showing that two or more handsets are likely to be co-located
- Assessing the likelihood of a handset having been at one location as opposed to another
It is often not clear at the outset of a case how cell site analysis can be used to direct the enquiry or help you achieve a successful outcome. At QCC, our forensic specialists provide advice and guidance on the telecommunications data available and how it can support your case.
All results are presented in a jury-friendly format which has been agreed with the Crown Prosecution Service. The results format is tailored on a case-by-case basis in order to best demonstrate the findings. In addition, our specialists are trained to provide expert witness testimony in court if required.
Our forensic specialists regularly perform work on behalf of both prosecution and defence teams helping to maintain an unbiased and well-informed approach to the work.