It was against this backdrop that the concept of Virtual Bumblebee was developed as a cost effective response to our obligation to seek the owners of property and try to relieve the pain felt by the losers and victims.
Gradually, more organizations and Police forces joined the system. approached ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) was approached, and a trial of the system was commenced by Virgin Trains . Additional programming enabled the porting of results back onto the Virgin Trains web site.
Funding from PITO (Police Information Technology organization) further accelerated the development and realising the potential was growing Coraider Services built further interfaces to enable multiple item upload and links with other property management databases.
In May 2002 Lost Property reporting, lost report self management and lost item display were added for one Police force to test the process. This was quickly followed by the creation of the partner disposal site, "Bumblebee Auctions ".
March 2003 saw the addition of greater functionality in the form of the auction preview and video download facilities. This was swiftly followed by the roll out of Lost property services for other Police Forces.
We believe that the addition of a significant property database will be regarded by the public as both an interesting curiosity, and a valuable point of reference in the event of loss or theft. It enables us to providing a service 24 hours a day, accessible from anywhere in the world which actively reunites property with losers and sells the message of security.
The Virtual Bumblebee logo on this website may be reproduced royalty
free by any organisation or publication for related purposes without
further permission, provided that such reproduction does not alter the
logo in any way or bring the logo into disrepute and an accreditation is shown
to "Virtual Bumblebee".
Any site is welcome to link to Virtual Bumblebee, and will be considered for a reciprocal link, on request, subject to assessment and without obligation.
Virtual Bumblebee is unique in the service, functionality and information it provides. It has been designed to be quick to load and provide a user friendly means to search for property. The data contained in Virtual Bumblebee is held on a dedicated server on a secure site.
Virtual Bumblebee is designed to :
Database Programing and final development Coraider Services based on an initial design for Surrey Police .
|Project Manager||Brian Whicher||Surrey Police|
|Property Officers and Counter Clerks of Surrey|
|Programing||Joseph Michael and Nick Browne||Coraider Services|
|Concept||Brian Whicher||Surrey Police|
|Legal Advisers||Nicola Marsden and Andrew Rigsby||Addleshaw Booth|
|Business Advisers||Ray Rutherford||Surrey Police|
|Major Early Contributor||Morgan Bryan||Surrey Police|
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