Instruments represent any physical, digital, or logical intermediary between an entity and a transaction event such as:
- a Credit Card
- a Bank Account #
- a Crypto Wallet
- a Gift Card
When transactions occur between entities, an instrument can be added.
Transactions can also occur between instruments (and involve no entities at all):
- Sarah Smith sent Paul Smith 5 ETH using a Wallet
- $25,000 USD wired from Bank Routing # 072403473 to Bank Routing # 041215016
- Credit Card A received $567 from Credit Card B
- User jarmin04 used store credit to make a $380 purchase online
Suspicious transactions create alerts wherein instruments can be investigated.
Instruments should represent an item with a unique identifier and not a type (i.e. cash, ach, wire--which are better represented via event subtype).
In the Dashboard:
To access information about an entity, go to the Data Explorer page and select the Instruments tab:
You must use the search filter to find the instrument of your choice.
To view additional information about the instrument, select it from the search results. A pane in the left side of the window will open up where you can select Go to Detail Page->.
A new page will load with the instrument's summary information:
- Basic information
- Related entities
- Transaction summary
- Action items (workflows, comments and tags)
The page contains tabs with additional information
- Rule Silencing - Rules where instrument should be ignored
These are some of the fields that describe an instrument in the Unit21 system:
|instrument_id||Unique identifier of the instrument||
|instrument_type||Type of instrument||
|source||Internal if your system owns and administers this instrument, otherwise External||
|status||Status of the instrument in your system||
|location data||Last known location of the instrument||
|ip_address||List of IP addresses this instrument was seen using||
|fingerprint||Fingerprints associated with this instrument||