Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Echosec?
Echosec is a location-based search platform that provides public safety, security, journalism, and intelligence professionals actionable knowledge based on social media and other information.
Why are people using Echosec?
Professionals use Echosec to gain valuable insight and actionable knowledge about real-time events. They also use it to generate leads and uncover new information for various investigations. Perhaps most importantly, they use it to save lives.
How do I get started with Echosec?
- Go to pro.echosec.net/signup
- Create an account with your name, email and a password. Click continue.
- Enter your payment information and choose which plan you would like (monthly or yearly). Click checkout.
- Start exploring with your first 10 days on us!
Note: Once you complete step 2 you have successfully created a user! If you get distracted at this point, all that you’ll need to do when you come back is login with the email and password you initially created. You can then finish steps 3 and 4.
Please let us know if you run into any problems with this process
How much does Echosec cost?
Echosec Pro ranges from $89 per user per month billed annually, or $129 per user per month billed monthly.
Is there a user guide I can access?
Yes! The user guide for Echosec Pro is available here: https://www.echosec.net/pro-user-guide/
Do you offer an API endpoint for your data?
We don’t offer a public API at this time. Please contact us directly if you require access to an API.
Can I get a free subscription of Echosec Pro?
We have a certain amount of subscriptions to Echosec Pro that are set aside for non-profit organizations and other similar use cases.
Think your organization would benefit from Echosec? So do we! Check out our outreach page for more information.
How does the technology work?
At its core, Echosec is a web application that leverages location-based data to search for social media and other open source information.
The base technology relies on a healthy mix of API requests directly to social media networks, as well as to third party information repositories.
In less than a second, our service is capable of contacting all of the services we tap into, aggregating and normalizing their response. For Enterprise the system scans for alerts and priority keywords and forward notifications directly to our customers. The composite results are live streamed to our connected end user for digestion in both the Pro and Enterprise versions.
Echosec’s concern with international privacy legislation and system reliability has led to hosting our distributed data stores around the globe. This allows individuals worldwide to access information through Echosec in accordance with their local privacy laws.
Can you access private posts and accounts?
No, the results of a location search on Echosec only include publicly available and geo-tagged posts.
The results of a username search on Echosec also only includes the publicly available posts from the account.