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Aware software and solutions have been used for a variety of law enforcement applications since the early 1990s. At the heart of several Aware solutions for law enforcement is Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™). BioSP is an off-the-shelf software product that runs on a server to execute custom workflows and data processing steps. It is configurable to support specific data formatting and routing requirements, and can be easily installed in a network to 1) ensure an open, modular network design that is agnostic to specific hardware and software products, 2) make EFTS records more accessible and useful, 3) save time and prevent errors through automation of critical functions, and 4) ensure compliance and quality. BioSP-based solutions include the Mobile Device Gateway Server used to enable search of biometric databases from mobile devices, and search of local biometric data such as mugshots. Administrators can configure the system, read and edit data, and run custom reports from a browser.

Law Enforcement Solutions

Three case studies demonstrate how agencies around the world use Aware’s BioSP™ to process and share biometric data

2020-01-21T09:30:13-05:00By |

Biometric search workflows require many processes across multiple systems, especially when several government agencies are exchanging biometric information between different countries. For example, enrolling fingerprints to a biometric database for law enforcement is a very different workflow than enrolling them into a civil database for immigration purposes. Even biometric systems that serve the same [...]

Addressing Vendor Lock-In in ABIS Systems | White Paper

2019-12-20T12:24:12-05:00By |

“Vendor lock-in” is a term that describes when a technology vendor imposes switching costs upon their customer—intentionally or otherwise—to make it unattractive for them to replace their installed products. It’s done by designing and deploying a system in such a way that makes it exceedingly difficult, risky, or expensive to replace part or all [...]

ID Talk Podcast: David Benini on Biometrics in Government and Aware’s “Open ABIS”

2020-01-20T11:24:35-05:00By |

It’s Government Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics so for the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast, host Peter Counter spoke with David Benini, Vice President, Marketing and Product, at Aware. Listen to the latest episode of the ID Talk Podcast: The in-depth conversation begins on the topic of what we talk about when we talk about government [...]

Optimizing biometric algorithms for large-scale law enforcement applications

2020-01-20T11:25:07-05:00By |

The use of biometrics in law enforcement dates as far back as the late 1800s. But early matching methods such as the Henry System were time-consuming and often inconclusive; it wasn’t until the 1970s that computers began helping law enforcement agencies automate fingerprint matching to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy. In the 1980s, the FBI [...]

Biometrics in government: Enhanced security and convenience for citizens

2020-01-20T11:25:55-05:00By |

A brief history of biometrics Fingerprint-based identification began in law enforcement. An Argentine detective first solved a crime using a latent print (left behind by the perpetrator) in 1892. In 1901, detectives in England and Wales officially began using fingerprints in criminal identification. Their use snowballed from there. By 1946, the FBI managed a [...]

WHITE PAPER | Biometrics in government: how cross-jurisdictional search services strengthen biometric identification

2020-01-20T11:28:30-05:00By |

Governments worldwide rely on passports and the relatively limited biographic information they contain for identification of citizens in a variety of critical applications, such as immigration and border management. But they are increasingly using biometrics to augment their identity proofing efforts. Biometrics such as a fingerprint, face, and iris are more unique, consistent, and [...]

Law enforcement agencies increasingly use mobile biometrics for parole and probation monitoring

2020-01-20T11:28:51-05:00By |

Nearly 4.5 million people are on parole, probation, or house arrest in the U.S., which is almost double the amount of incarcerated individuals. Law enforcement officers must monitor these offenders to ensure compliance with specific terms. Depending on the sentence or crime committed, parolees and probationers may not be allowed to cross state lines, break [...]

Aware Biometrics Blog makes Top 25 Biometric Blogs list

2020-01-20T11:29:07-05:00By |

Biometrics Blogs List. The Best Biometrics Blogs from thousands of Biometrics blogs on the web using search and social metrics. Subscribe to these websites because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking [...]

Biometric Data Interoperability Challenges Rise with Worldwide Adoption

2020-01-20T11:30:44-05:00By |

“The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.” -Andrew Tanenbaum. As the biometrics market continues to mature, two phenomena become increasingly apparent. First, more and more institutions choose to adopt biometrics as an enhancement to their business. Secondly, these institutions seek to make use of existing standards for data [...]

Biometrics Untethered – Capture and Search with Better Accessibility and Ergonomics

2020-01-20T11:30:50-05:00By |

Mobile technology has revolutionized many industries, and biometrics is one of them. As biometric authentication on handsets has become ubiquitous, the impact of its adoption has impacted biometrics beyond consumer applications. The mass-market scale of biometric authentication is driving useful technology improvements into biometric enrollment for search. One example is sensors. It wasn’t that long [...]