Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Police have moved onto a new fingerprint system, discarding the fingerprints analysis and criminal tracing system (FACTS) which it was using since its inception in 2003.
Cyberabad Commissioner Sandeep Shandilya on Friday held a meeting to review the crossover from FACTS to the much advanced Papillon Automated Fingerprint and Palmprint Identification System (AFIS).
The AFIS system has already been procured and utilization of the same is on, with necessary components like palm print live scanners, high definition web cameras and mobile security check devices being supplied to police stations, Shandilya said.
AFIS, with its new live scan system, will replace the traditional method of taking finger prints using ink, slab and roller. This, officials said, would save man power and transportation costs occurred while taking fingerprint slips from police stations to the fingerprint unit.
Live scanners will be installed in the Commissionerate at Gachibowli, the Petbasheerabad police station, Kukatpally police station, RGIA police station and the Shadnagar police station.
The advantages of the AFIS system are that the percentage of chance print identification will be more as fingerprints recorded are very clear; several prints can be taken with the original taken just once; the data can be sent online easily from one place to another place as data is in digital format; easy identification of criminals even with partial chance prints; a self correction system and so on.
The AFIS includes a mobile security check system, which will be implemented Statewide, to help real time and on-field verification of individuals having criminal history. The system will display the entire criminal history of the particular person within seconds.
The mobile security check device can be attached to any Android mobile or tablet and will be distributed to all police stations.