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Morpho installs fingerprint terminals in Turkish police stations


Morpho (Safran), through its local partner Olcsan, announced that it has provided biometric fingerprint identification terminals to nine Turkish police stations to control people under probation.

Initially installed at police stations in the city of Konya, more biometric terminals will eventually be deployed in other police stations across the country.

MorphoAccess SIGMA fingerprint terminals enable authorities to accurately authenticate the identities of these individuals.

Prior to implementing the new terminals, the inmates released under probation provided a hand-written signature, which needless to say is an unreliable process that could easily result in fraud and inaccuracies.

Morpho’s fingerprint recognition system, which first rolled out at the beginning of May, begins with a registration process in which the probationer’s fingerprints are captured using a MorphoSmart 1300 sensor.

All inmates released under probation who previously provided a hand-written signature will now visit one of the police stations to have their fingerprints verified by Olcsan’s K!M pozitif Biometric Identification Management System using MorphoAccess SIGMA terminals.

The system ensures that the identities of the former inmates can now be verified electronically, without the need for policeman supervision.

The MorphoAccess SIGMA terminals can also display on their screen specific messages to the probationer as soon as he is identified.

The “Probation Tracking Project”, called DESTAP (Denetimli Serbestlik Takip Projesi) in Turkish, is currently being used in nine police stations in Konya. It was deployed with the contribution of Konya Police Department, under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice.

Additional Morpho terminals will be deployed soon in other districts of Konya located in the center/south of Turkey, including Kulu, Cihanbeyli, Kadınhanı and Çumra.

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