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Data collection software aims to 'tamper proof' projects

Evifile product director Ed Williams and chief executive Nick Halliday

Leeds based software developer Evifile has launched its new evidence collection software which it claims gives construction project data an unprecedented level of security.   

The new software is designed to allow construction workers and inspectors to collect on-site digital evidence for clients that is protected from tampering, by meeting the criteria set out by the Home Office in The Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) digital evidence guidelines.  

In development for the last 18 months, the software is already in use at construction sites across the UK. 

Evifile will be available on mobile devices such as phones and tablets and allows users to take photos and enter information that is then encrypted and made tamper proof. The software records information such as timestamps and location data to ensure data is authentic. 



Administrators can customise the software to match any project by creating custom tools, specifying new data fields, evidence data and workflows. 

Evifile product director Edward Williams said: “Our platform meets and exceeds the levels of assurance and evidence major contractors are demanding. We also believe it to be the first in the world to adhere to ACPO’s digital evidence guidelines, creating a single source of truth throughout a whole construction project.” 

He added: “Evifile has been built to allow its users to enhance efficiencies, protect brand reputation and avoid costly legal disputes. Its use will also contribute more widely to improved health and safety on projects and the data collected can be used to help refine construction methods and processes.” 

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