Mobile fingerprint system on trial

Northamptonshire Police has become the first force to trial PITO’s mobile fingerprint checking system.

Dec 16, 2004
By Keith Potter
John Boyd

Under the Lantern project, the force will use the demonstrator to identify people who have already been stopped as part of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) checks.

Motorists who agree to take part in the trial will have their fingerprints read by
a reader connected to a mobile data terminal located in the patrol car.

Their fingerprints will then be checked against the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS).

The system uses GPRS, but PITO are looking for forces to trial Lantern over Airwave in the New Year. A positive trial outcome could result in a national roll out.

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