Davista's mission is to enable organizations to transform their physical security posture and fully optimize and automate their security operations.
Davista is the pioneer in the delivery of artificial intelligence and data visualization solutions for the physical security and law enforcement industries. Davista's goal is to help organizations fully automate their physical security operations by continuously orchestrating and dynamically mobilizing their safety and security apparatus and personnel in response to developing events and in anticipation of emerging and future trends.
Davista was born out of the Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE) Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence center whose mandate was to develop multidisciplinary, customer-driven science and technology solutions for the extended homeland security enterprise. The VACCINE center was tasked with the mission to focus on creating new methodologies, tools, and applications to transform the vast amounts of data generated and collected by the various facets of DHS into useable and actionable information for a range of applications, from public safety and homeland security to healthcare systems and logistics planning. Since every government agency generates and collects massive amounts of data, Davista’s founders were uniquely positioned to interact with and solve real-world problems across the different organizations within the DHS umbrella.
As an example, the company’s founders built a big data solution for the U.S. government that became accredited for agency wide use by the U.S. Coast Guard. The solution allowed the U.S. Coast Guard to reduce swimmer deaths, optimize patrol schedules, and save the Coast Guard hundreds of millions of dollars in resource allocation and disaster management according to an independent study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Davista was founded through Purdue University’s startup launchpad program after the founders took the 2nd place in the Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition and received further funding from Elevate Ventures of Indiana. The company landed its first contract from a large Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and was asked to leverage their expertise dealing with big data in the government space and develop a solution that would help them optimize their corporate security footprint. This solution was piloted at six large properties across the U.S. and resulted in an average 43.4% reduction in criminal, behavior, and safety related incidents over a period of 5 months. This provided the impetus to Davista and eventually led to the development of the Heimdall platform that has since helped revolutionize the way that security personnel, processes, and technologies are allocated and managed across the corporate security and public safety industry.