Utilities: Address search

Address search

Searching for an address from your operational system or a browser needs to be fast, accurate and reliable, because when it’s not, it costs time and money. Our new address search solution, Symphony Search, uses state-of-the-art technology, REST web services, making it fast, scalable and secure.

It can also be used to ensure the recording of an address within a business transaction is accurate, eg an invoice request or a supplier switch, provided your master address source is cleansed and held in the British Standard BS7666.

Address search using AddressBase Premium for complex needs

Utilising the most complex address dataset, AddressBase Premium, our Symphony Search Premium solution searches across 40 million official British Standard BS7666 addresses, including objects without a postal address (OWPA), such as electricity sub-stations.

Enriched with all the historical and alternative addresses linked to an address, you’ll be able to pinpoint the correct location even if you’re using old or incomplete data. It also holds the full life-cycle of an address from planning to demolition, as well as giving you the UPRN and geo coordinates.

As the solution is hosted, the AddressBase Premium updates will occur seamlessly, allowing you the continuity of an undisrupted service.

Address search using AddressBase Core for lighter weight needs

Symphony Search Core is a simpler, lower cost solution for utilities only interested in accurate current address data, ie, it won’t search against any historic/alternative addresses.

Using Ordnance Survey’s new product AddressBase Core, this solution searches against 33 million British Standard BS7666 addresses, excluding the OWPAs. As with Symphony Search Premium, it will provide the UPRN underpinning the address, as well as geo coordinates to use in a GIS.

As the solution is hosted, the weekly AddressBase Core updates will occur seamlessly, providing you with a continual accurate address search solution free of any import tasks.

This solution is perfect for any organisation that just wants quick, accurate address search capability without the cost of unnecessary complex data, such as some of the smaller energy and water companies, or broadband suppliers.

Sub-second performance

Either address search solution will search across any element of a British Standard BS7666 address, so your staff and/or third party operational systems can perform sub-second, predictive searches across the whole of GB.

Resilient and secure

Searches are driven across three or more servers (as opposed to the standard one), so it’s highly resilient and scalable, enabling ultra-rapid searching for mass users running hundreds of searches per second. It’s also highly secure using the most innovative and sophisticated technology for preventing hacking, audit tracking of searches and denial of service attacks.


Address search from your mobile

We have now released our new address search app, Pinpoint Address. This draws on the technology used for our Symphony Search solution, but uses the simpler, lower cost AddressBase Core for its dataset. The predictive search will pull in all relevant addresses in order of your proximity to them, using the UPRNs and geo coordinates to verify accuracy. Just tap on the correct address, and then select the navigation system you want to direct you to the exact location.

This is currently available on Android from the Google Play Store. The Apple version will be available in the autumn.

Product release date to be announced.

Contact us for a demo or to chat it through with us.

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