Biometric Intelligence & Identification Technologies has announced it has been awarded a contract with the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) for providing facial recognition systems to each county’s sheriff’s department as well as a number of individual police departments in the state.
The systems BI2 will be providing were created by Animetrics, a New Hampshire-based facial recognition technology developer.
The systems, which are expected to be installed across the state by this fall, do not only serve the purpose of better identifying individuals of interest for the law enforcement personnel, but also will serve as a means of better data sharing between the departments in the state.
BI2 is planning on making their multi-modal suite, called Mobile Offender Recognition and Identification System (MORIS), available to the departments as well. MORIS is designed for use on the Apple iPhone and utilizes iris recognition, facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics for authentication of an individual’s identity.