Identifying, registering and verifying suspected criminals, and documenting crime scenes is a time consuming process that has local, regional, and international security implications. Capturing criminal information and verifying criminals against existing databases becomes critical to the success of judicial and police authorities in their battle against crime, while at the same time protecting the identities of the general public. Dealing with these challenges requires reliable and up to date technology in order to improve efficiencies related to law enforcement.

Laxton has designed, manufactured, and delivered multi-modal biometric solutions for identity registration and identity verification purposes. By combining Laxton’s multi-modal biometric technology, and national database information, with tried and tested forensic methodology, law enforcement officials are better placed to serve the public and increase the speed at which criminals are brought to book.

Law enforcement officials are using Laxton’s mobile biometric devices to identify suspects, and document evidence at crime scenes. These all-in-one, multi-modal, biometric devices include a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, high resolution 13 MP camera, microphone, and barcode readers. The biometric device includes data storage capacity and computer processing speeds designed to store data-heavy files and manage large biometric databases.

These features enable officials to record the biometric data (fingerprint, photo ID, iris, microphone), biographic information and any ID documents of suspected criminals at the crime scene. Victims, by-standers and witnesses can also be registered and verified at the scene to assist with the investigation. The biometric device has built-in 4G data connectivity ensuring that the data  can be cross-checked in real time against national criminal and identity databases. As a result, suspected criminals with an existing criminal record can be identified immediately. Suspects, witnesses, and victims who are not already on a database can also be registered on site for a comprehensive record of those involved in the incident.

The lightweight and rugged design of the mobile biometric device makes it possible for law enforcement officials to carry the device in the field. This is necessary in densely populated urban areas, and remote, isolated areas, where speed is critical to the success of a criminal investigation.

Biometric Registration Kits and SelfService Solutions

Laxton’s biometric registration kits and self service kiosks can be deployed to police stations and legal establishments in order to register suspected criminals, conduct biometric background screening checks,  and verify identities. Officials, police, and the general public can make use of Laxton’s biometric solutions to register their biographic and biometric data for police clearance, notification, and crime reporting. Biometric and biographic data can then be captured and uploaded to local, regional or national databases from where it can be used to verify identities.

Laxton’s biometric registration kits are housed in rugged IP67 rated casing, internally lined with high density foam, custom-machined to match the exact size of the biometric hardware components. The kits are built to customer specification and include:

  • FBI certified fingerprint scanner for all 10 fingers and the ability to account for lost digits and amputees
  • A unique camera sub-assembly with LED lighting system for ICAO standard photo ID
  • A document scanner with automated document feeder and settings to read National ID cards
  • Printer and 14″ laptop
  • The kits are housed in rugged, portable, lightweight, IP67, water resistant, dust-proof and shock proof cases
  • The kit cases are internally lined with high-density size-matching foam to secure and store the registration equipment on a long term basis
  • Integrated software designed to customer specification with easy to use data capture interfaces and encrypted data storage security.

Laxton’s biometric registration solutions include specially designed power system that ensure no downtime during a 12 hour day. The kits can be powered by mains, generator, solar, and backup battery. This is important for officials in remote areas with limited infrastructure.

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Why Biometrics?

Every human being has a unique set of biometric features. These biometric features include our fingerprints, iris recognition, facial recognition, and voice characteristics. Additional biometric features include palm print, hand geometry, and retina amongst others. By registering and capturing these unique biometric features on national and international databases it is possible to accurately identify and verify an individual. Once an individual has been identified and registered at a police station or crime scene, and recorded on a database, they can be verified against that database at all future contact points. This greatly improves surveillance capabilities and the tracking of an individual if required. Identity verification is crucial to ensure that law enforcement officials make informed decisions when encountering suspected criminals.

As the number of biometric records grow, and the harmonization of national and international biometric databases improves, the integration of these databases into international security organizations such as INTERPOL for added law enforcement management purposes will increase.

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