October 22, 2013 -
ROK Global has announced that its ROK Homeland Security service app has been contracted for a further multi-year term by unspecified law enforcement agencies in the U.S.
The app, which includes fingerprint recognition and photo and video date verification features, is a suite of 10 integrated mobile applications with a PC management interface. According to the company, the app, which was designed with UK police agencies, has already been successfully used in several states for law enforcement, border patrol, physical security and evidence gathering.
“Our ROK Homeland Security app is continuing to prove to be a highly effective operational tool enhancing law enforcement in-field activities, saving vital time and money and, while we are unable – for obvious reasons – to detail the extent of this multi-year contract renewal, we are delighted with this major endorsement of our service,” Stuart Furnival, sales director for ROK Global said.
Previously, in 2011, the company also announced that the app was being tested by law enforcement and police agencies on the Texas-Mexico border.
Across the board, law enforcement agencies are actively adopting a number of new technologies for fighting crime. Biometrics is a crucial element of the technological toolset used by police, and in particular, the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program uses a wide array of biometric technologies. BiometricUpdate recently explored the use of biometrics by law enforcement agencies in its digital magazine. You can read the full magazine here, or read the feature on the FBI’s billion-dollar NGI program here.