Biometrics has been a staple in law enforcement for centuries, with fingerprinting being the godfather of all biometric modalities. The advancement of technology has allowed for the expansion of biometric modalities within the sector and as a result, the Automated Biometric Identification System or ABIS was born. The ABIS has allowed for law enforcement agencies to have access to several biometric modalities including fingerprint, palm, facial, and in recent years, iris. AwareABIS supports these modalities for large-scale biometric identification. It is designed to serve between 1-30 million identities or more, and its modular architecture helps security teams configure and optimize the system for civil or criminal applications.
Users of AwareABIS may already be familiar with the benefits of the offering, but for law enforcement agencies considering making the switch, let’s take a minute to recap them here.
Say goodbye to pesky vendor lock-in with the AwareABIS
Vendor lock-in occurs when a technology provider imposes excessive switching costs upon their customer, intentionally or otherwise. This makes it unattractive for a customer to replace their installed products, as the vendor earns a virtual monopoly within that account on a future product. AwareABIS is flexible and has an open platform, allowing agencies to input and retrieve data as they see fit, alleviating the risk of vendor lock-in.
Configurability is the superpower of the AwareABIS
With AwareABIS, size does not have to be an issue. From small to large scale, ABIS offerings from Aware can be aligned to fit agency specific needs.
- Small-scale biometric identification: AFIX Tracker supports fingerprint, palmprint, and latent print identification for small-scale biometric identification, up to 2 million identities.
- Plug-in biometric identification: Aware’s Astra provides the speed and accuracy of the AwareABIS as a plug-in for existing business processes and workflows. Scalable, fault tolerant, and configurable, the Astra matching subsystem is ideal for adding high–speed and accurate finger, face, iris, and voice verification and identification into existing solution offerings.
- Large-scale biometric identification: AwareABIS supports fingerprint, facial, and iris recognition for large-scale biometric identification. Designed to serve between 1-30 million identities or more. It utilizes BioSP™ (Biometric Services Platform) which is Aware’s market-leading workflow and integration server.