If you are still searching for an alternative to GeoFeedia and other geofencing tools, the Hetherington Group has investigated some alternative sites to use. MediaSonar and Echosec both offer geofencing and social media monitoring. Fully equipped with Twitter feeds and Instagram matches, these services provide excellent leads for investigators concerned with geographically sensitive areas. Liferaft’s Navigator is also an excellent resource that sends useful alerts throughout your engagement.
For example, if your executive client is traveling to London or Paris, you may want to find out about any protests or uprisings, terrorist attacks, or parades occurring at the same time. Such events could not only disrupt travel but also present potential hazards for your client and family.
Pricing modules range from a few dollars a month to multiple thousands. For redundancy, you might want to use both services. Call each and ask for a review of their products.
Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM, CFE, CII is the founder and president of Hetherington Group, a consulting, publishing, and training firm that leads in due diligence, corporate intelligence, and cyber investigations by keeping pace with the latest security threats and assessments. She has authored three books on how to conduct investigations, is the publisher of the newsletter, Data2know: Internet and Online Intelligence, and annually trains thousands of investigators, security professionals, attorneys, accountants, auditors, military intelligence professionals, and federal, state, and local agencies on best practices in the public and private sectors.