NSW Police extends IDEMIA deal for cop shop biometric scanners – Hardware – Software – Security

NSW Law enforcement has prolonged its agreement with digital stability firm IDEMIA to aid 142 LiveScan biometric scanners made use of in law enforcement stations across the point out.

IDEMIA on Tuesday said it experienced secured a six-calendar year agreement extension with Australia’s major law enforcement force truly worth $4 million to go on to aid and keep the LiveScan solution.

LiveScan is a static biometric gadget that permits officers to capture fingerprints in a digitised format and transfer them to the nationwide automatic fingerprint identification method (NAFIS).

NAFIS, which is operated by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Fee, is also supported by IDEMIA.  

NSW Law enforcement has been using the LiveScan engineering, which is also made use of in Victoria, Queensland and the NT, for at least the final 20 decades.

LiveScan is supported by IDEMIA’s “proprietary fingerprint algorithm and workflow software to improve the process of booking criminals and recording of biometric data”.

But the NSW Law enforcement is increasingly using NEC smartphone-compatible fingerprint scanners, which can be made use of by officers when on the conquer. 

The equipment are viewed as a “sizeable” enhancement to non-portable fingerprint scanning equipment like Livescan.

IDEMIA’s Asia Pacifc president and senior vice president for community stability and id said the agreement extension strengthens the company’s two-decade  partnership with NSW Law enforcement.

“This collaboration proves IDEMIA’s capacity to offer crucial aid and upkeep when it comes to integrating several biometrics engineering to improve nationwide stability and aid efficient law enforcement companies,” he said.

“It is a wonderful honour to be supporting the major law enforcement organisation in Australia.”