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Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019
 Uganda   ::   News
Ugandan Police steps up fight against crime with Gemalto Automated Biometric Identification System
Feb 11, 2019
Source: Ayedero Victor

In a bid to effectively combat crime and criminal tendencies, the Ugandan Police is adopting the Gemalto Automated Biometric Identification System and LiveScan technology to enhance its operations.

The biometric technology enables the police force to better solve crimes through the rapid capture of suspects’ biometric data – and accurate matching against central database and watchlists. The Ugandan Police are also said to be trialing Mobile ID for ‘anytime, anywhere’ biometric identification.

According to the reports, Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, is supplying its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) and LiveScan technology to the Ugandan Police. The technology will better equip the police force to better solve crimes through the electronic collection, storage and processing of fingerprints, palm prints and facial captures.

Gemalto electronic LiveScan solution will also be deployed in police stations and courts nationwide and will allow capture of biometric data, along with the subject’s mugshot and biographical data. Its local partner ISSUL will assist in the installation, project support and maintenance.

With CABIS technology, the police will be able to map distinct characteristics in fingerprints, palm prints and face images and use these to accelerate the matching process thereby establishing solid evidence that will aid conviction of guilty individuals.

The, Police Undersecretary for the Uganda Police Force, Muhirwa Rogers said, “Reliable biometric data is an extremely powerful tool for identifying individuals and bringing offenders to justice. Investment in Gemalto CABIS and LiveScan technology is the latest step forward in the modernization not just of Ugandan law enforcement, but our wider homeland security infrastructure.”

Also speaking on the development EMEA Government Programs for Gemalto, Tommi Nordberg SVP said “Gemalto CABIS, LiveScan and Mobile ID technology reinforce the efforts of Ugandan police to tackle crime,”.

He added, “Our solutions not only meet the current requirements of the Ugandan authorities, but can grow and develop in line with their future demands as they are interoperable and scalable.”

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