Vision-Box biometric solution used to identify criminals in Brazil

Vision-Box announced that Mato Grosso State in Brazil recently selected the company to design and provide an integrated biographic and biometric enrollment solution to speed up the identification process for criminal suspects. Vision-Box’s vb e-pass portable captures biographic and biometric data in real-time, allowing the Forensic Office of Technical Identification (POLITEC) technicians to capture instant face and profile photos, fingerprints, and digital signature from the prisoners, along with all biographic data registered on their ID cards. In addition, the solution

Bangladesh mobile users only allowed to register 5 SIMs against each NID

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decreased the maximum number of SIMs that prepaid mobile phone customers can register against their national identity number from 20 SIMs down to just five, according to a report by The Daily Star. Meanwhile, the telecom regulator has not yet placed a limit on post-paid or corporate users, according to an email sent to telecom operators. The Commission previously sent out a notice in June stating that prepaid mobile phone customers could register a

Unisys to deliver prison management solution for the Netherlands

Unisys Corporation has been selected by the Netherlands’ Custodial Institutions Service (DJI) to deliver a new custody management solution for penitentiaries across the country. According to a statement by the company, the new 10 year contract has an option for a 10 year extension and under the terms of the agreement, Unisys will support all aspects of custody management for DJI using the Unisys Law Enforcement Application Framework (U-LEAF). The new system is expected to be delivered later in 2016

MorphoTrak to manage APD’s upgraded AFIS as a service via Morpho Cloud

MorphoTrak will be providing a major upgrade to the Albuquerque Police Department’s (APD) automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) by converting its traditional on-premise fingerprint identification system to MorphoTrak’s biometric identification solution, MorphoBIS housed in Morpho Cloud, a multi-biometric identification-as-a-service solution. The cloud technology allows agencies to use software applications as services and store data on secured vendor-owned and managed servers maintained at peak performance, maximizing system security and streamlining system administration. “Officers are looking forward to the enhanced speed and

UK should sign EU-wide agreements to share biometrics and vehicle information says Home Office

After years of debate, the UK government now says that there is a “clear and compelling case” to sign the European Union wide agreements, or Prüm convention, for the rapid and efficient sharing of DNA, fingerprint and vehicle information, according to a report by Police Professional. This will give UK police access to a much larger collection of biometric and biographic data, hopefully closing more unsolved crimes and improving international searching. Under the convention, UK law enforcement would have access

Privacy advocates concerned as SDPD ramps up use of facial recognition technology

San Diego police agencies are doubling up on the use of facial recognition devices to identify suspects in the field and with more than twice as many cameras deployed as last year, privacy advocates are concerned. Officers use mobile devices to take photos of suspects and then facial recognition software compares the photos against a countywide mug shot database. Recently uncovered records show taxpayers paid more than $540,000 to fund facial recognition in San Diego County since the program’s inception.

United States and Malaysia to share biometric database of crime and terrorism suspects

The Malaysian and American governments have signed an agreement to share a database containing the biometric records of about 1.2 million people suspected of terrorism and other serious crimes, according to a report by Channel News Asia. The agreement, signed between US Ambassador Joseph Yun and Secretary-General of Malaysia’s Home Ministry Alwi Ibrahim, are a part of an overall effort to prevent terrorist acts following last week’s attacks in Paris. The list of suspects will be used by security officials

DOJ grant helps Pennsylvania state police purchase new fingerprint solution, improve criminal records system

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) will purchase multiple Live Scan Plus fingerprint capture devices to improve the criminal records system used in state police stations, according to a report by WESA. The technology will be purchased using a portion of the funds from a $814,000 grant the PCCD received from the U.S. Department of Justice to improve the criminal record-taking technology. More than 1,500 felons in the state failed to have their criminal history entered into a state

Anoka County sheriff using BI2 Technologies iris recognition to ID inmates

The Anoka County jail has been using BI2 Technologies’ Inmate Identification and Recognition System (IRIS) since August, making it the first in Minnesota to implement iris recognition identification technology for inmates, according to a report by the Star Tribune. Using IRIS, jail personnel are able to capture high-resolution iris images of the 11,000 inmates booked into the facility each year, and store the images for future use. Inmates’ irises are also captured to verify their identities when moved to and

Inmates to be tracked by biometrics in Philippines prisons

The Philippines government introduced its first-ever electronic Inmate Management Information System (IMIS) to prevent prisoners in state penitentiaries from overstaying their service of sentence as a result of lost records or inaccurate computation, according to a report by Newsbytes.Ph. The system was implemented by the corrections component of the justice sector-wide National Justice Information System (NJIS), a program under the current Aquino administration. The new system was unveiled in a special ceremony led by Department of Justice secretary Leila De