FBI amongst key adopters of innovative iris recognition technology for law enforcement


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Iris ID has reported a rapid adoption of its iris recognition technologies amongst the nation’s top local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The FBI specifically has implemented Next Generation Identification (NGI) Iris Service – which utilises advanced iris technology from Iris ID – to allow officials to capture, catalogue and rapidly compare iris images across a vast database.

This helps to identify enrolled individuals with up to 99% accuracy.

Tim Meyerhoff, Director, Iris ID explained: “The growth of iris recognition technology can be largely contributed to its accuracy, speed, cost efficiency and touchless nature.

“As we continue to develop new iris recognition solutions, we expect to see deployments expand for a myriad of new applications that further reduce costs, improve operational efficiencies and enhance security and health safety for law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities.”

The NGI Iris Service and Iris ID solutions help to mitigate the risk of mistaken identity by using iris recognition technology to positively identify prison inmates. This kind of process automation not only reduces time, it potentially eliminates the need for the time and resource consuming process of ten fingerprint enrolments.

Local law enforcement agencies similarly utilise Iris ID solutions to reduce administrative burdens by, effectively, submitting a person’s biometric data to verify identity against state and federal databases to quickly access an individual’s complete criminal history.

“We are pleased to see our iris recognition technology gaining traction amongst some of the biggest names in law enforcement, including the FBI, US Customs and Border Protection and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” added Meyerhoff.

“This celebrated growth is a testimony to the status of iris recognition as a trusted, reliable means of identification for law enforcement agencies of all sizes.”

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