Fulcrum Biometrics, in collaboration with At-Scene, has announced that the FbF mobileOne biometric fingerprint accessory has been integrated into the iBolo (Be On the Lookout) law enforcement mobile application to enable field collection of biometric data using pocket-sized phones.
Law enforcement officers can use their mobile devices or smart phones to instantaneously identify and track suspects, arrestees and contacts using a combination of biometric fingerprint data, GPS locations, field notes and photos. All the gathered information is transferred to secure databases using FIPS-compliant servers to create suspect bulletins that can be quickly distributed to other law enforcement agencies, departments and officers.
Majority of the available biometric identification systems used in the field by law enforcement officers require limited-purpose devices that cannot be easily carried by officers working on horses, foot, public transit or bicycles. The FbF mobileOne fingerprint accessory can be easily snapped onto iOS-based mobile devices including Apple iPod touch and the iPhone to provide a FIPS-compliant and low-cost mobile law enforcement solution that can be carried in the pocket.
Using the FbF mobileOne-enabled iBolo application, law enforcement officers can share arrest bulletins, holds, pickups and issue Bolo alerts with high-quality biometric fingerprint data, information on tattoos, distinctive markings and contact photographs. Officers can also issue data categorized by gang affiliation, case number and crime.
The CEO of At-Scene, Mario Galasso stated that the integration of the iBolo application with the mobile biometric hardware solution makes the identification technology accessible to all departments of law enforcement. The iBolo is a highly effective app that enables officers to identify and apprehend criminals and suspects.