law enforcement

AMREL Launches New FAP50 Rugged Tablet

AMREL Launches New FAP50 Rugged Tablet

AMREL has launched a new FAP50 mobile fingerprint scanner designed for use in law enforcement. Dubbed the BioSense AT80 Max, the rugged tablet is being billed as the lightest biometric device of its kind, and is sophisticated enough to overlook latent prints on the platen and to make full FBI-certified ten-finger readings in a range…

John Walsh to Deliver Keynote at IDEMIA’s 40th Annual Security Conference

John Walsh to Deliver Keynote at IDEMIA’s 40th Annual Security Conference

IDEMIA’s 40th annual Public Security Users Conference is set to kick off on April 30th, and the company is bringing in John Walsh to deliver the opening keynote and commemorate the event. Walsh is best known as the host of shows like CNN’s The Hunt, but he is also a staunch Victim’s Rights Advocate and…

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

In recent months, many companies have made headlines for selling biometric technology to police forces around the world. Microsoft, on the other hand, has done the opposite. Speaking at a conference at Stanford, company President Brad Smith revealed that Microsoft refused to sell its facial recognition tech to an unnamed law enforcement agency in California.…

IDEMIA Announces New FAP 30 Fingerprint Biometrics Scanner for Police Use in the Field

IDEMIA Announces New FAP 30 Fingerprint Biometrics Scanner for Police Use in the Field

“The device can operate wirelessly, with support for 4G/LTE connectivity, and it can operate despite dust, dirt, and strong sunlight.” IDEMIA has launched a new mobile fingerprint identification solution that could prove to be an invaluable aid for law enforcement authorities. Called RapID X1, the handheld device boasts of an FBI PIV FAP 30 certified…

New FAP 50 Biometric Handheld Supports 4-4-2 Live Scan, Wi-Fi Communications

New FAP 50 Biometric Handheld Supports 4-4-2 Live Scan, Wi-Fi Communications

A new biometric handheld device from SIC Biometrics could prove to be a powerful tool in law enforcement, banking, and other application areas. Called the IdentiFI-50, it’s billed as the world’s first Live Scan FAP 50 devices that support communications over Wi-Fi. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, and it’s rugged, with…

Florida Man Busted for Passport Fraud Thanks to Integrated Biometrics Tech

Florida Man Busted for Passport Fraud Thanks to Integrated Biometrics Tech

Fingerprint scanning technology from Integrated Biometrics is proving its worth to police officers in Florida: The company says that one of its fingerprint sensor solutions recently helped to expose an individual using a fraudulent ID. As Integrated Biometrics explained in a statement, Florida’s Escambia County recently ordered the Evolution handheld identification device from DataWorks. The…

Wisconsin County Installs New Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk

Wisconsin County Installs New Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk

Don’t let the name fool you. Iowa County is in the state of Wisconsin, not the state of Iowa, and it is now the fifth Wisconsin county with a new Automated Breathalyzer Kiosk from Precision Kiosk Technologies. The AB Kiosk has been installed at the Iowa County Jail in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, where it will be…

Biometric Background Check Cracks Decades-Old Cold Case in Florida

Biometric Background Check Cracks Decades-Old Cold Case in Florida

Biometric technology has helped to crack open a 20-year-old murder case in Delray Beach, Florida. In August of 1998, 68-year-old Sondra Better was working alone in a consignment shop when she was stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Though suspicious fingerprints were left behind at the scene of the crime, they didn’t match any criminal records.…

Kenya Completes Biometric Registration of Law Enforcement Officers

Kenya Completes Biometric Registration of Law Enforcement Officers

The government of Kenya has automated law enforcement human resources. Specifically, the Ministry of the Interior has implemented a National Police Service Information Management System, registering the rank and information of every person in the country’s Administration Police Service, National Police Service, and Department of Criminal Investigations. The enrollment process included biometric registration for each…

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

Gemalto Supplies CABIS, LiveScan Tech to Uganda’s National Police Force

Gemalto Supplies CABIS, LiveScan Tech to Uganda’s National Police Force

Ugandan police now have a powerful new biometric tool at their disposal, thanks to Gemalto. The company has revealed that its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System, or CABIS, is now being used by the Uganda Police Force together with its LiveScan technology. CABIS was first developed by 3M Cogent, which was acquired by Gemalto in…

Singapore Police Force Secures IT with BIO-key Tech

Singapore Police Force Secures IT with BIO-key Tech

“The technology is expected to ultimately be used by the full 38,500-member roster of the Singapore Police Force, the company indicated.” BIO-key has announced that it has another new high-profile client: The Singapore Police Force will use its biometric authentication technology to control access to secure information. The police agency is already using Active Directory…

UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

Police in the UK are ramping up their use of facial recognition technology in the fight against crime, with London’s Metropolitan Police announcing this week that a live trial of the technology in the city’s east end had led to the result of three individuals wanted for violent crimes. The deployment caused some consternation among…

Drug Trafficker Surgically Altered Fingerprints to Evade Police

Drug Trafficker Surgically Altered Fingerprints to Evade Police

A wanted drug trafficker surgically altered his fingerprints in a bid to evade capture, according to a new report from The Guardian. The man, who has not been publicly identified, was on the lam for 15 years before his recent apprehension by Spanish police. His time as a fugitive may have been aided by dramatic…

SuperCom Lands House Arrest Contract in Estonia

SuperCom Lands House Arrest Contract in Estonia

SuperCom is putting Estonia on house arrest. The identity and cybersecurity company has announced a new contract with the national government of Estonia, taking over the security and monitoring demands for the roughly 200 people currently on house arrest in the country. The contract will last for 4.5 years and is worth an estimated $1.35…

Proposed Law Would Ban Facial Recognition Surveillance in Heart of Silicon Valley

Proposed Law Would Ban Facial Recognition Surveillance in Heart of Silicon Valley

The heart of Silicon Valley could become the first place where AI-driven facial recognition technology is banned, if proposed legislation is put into place. The proposition comes from San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Aaron Peskin. It would implement new requirements for police to obtain approval from the city’s Board of Supervisors before purchasing new…

Rio Police Plan to Use Facial Recognition Cameras During Carnival

Rio Police Plan to Use Facial Recognition Cameras During Carnival

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro have announced plans to introduce a new facial recognition system during this year’s Carnival. The cameras will be used to scan faces and license plates in the popular Copacabana area of the city.   “If (the cameras) identify an individual under an arrest warrant, or if a stolen vehicle drives…

US-Japan Biometrics Sharing Agreement Takes Effect

US-Japan Biometrics Sharing Agreement Takes Effect

An agreement to facilitate the sharing of biometric data between police authorities in Japan and the US has taken effect, The Japan Times reports. The deal concerns Japan’s National Policy Agency and America’s FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The countries first came to the agreement in 2014. While there were already previous agreements in…

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