Integrate an ID scanner to any police mobile device
Many law enforcement agencies around the world have integrated mobile devices and smartphones into their daily work for note taking, evidence collection and more. But with the pressures officers face every day, they need the most up-to-date innovations on hand to simplify everyday tasks, and help them focus on keeping their communities safe.
One such innovation is the ability to capture ID data with any camera-enabled device, by integrating an ID scanner in police devices.
In this blog, we’ll answer several questions:
- Why should police forces integrate an ID scanner?
- What kind of technology do you need in order to integrate an ID scanner?
- What kind of IDs can you scan?
- What agency successfully integrated an ID scanner?
- What about security and privacy concerns?
- How can you integrate Anyline’s SDK?
1. Why should police forces integrate an ID scanner?
ID scanners are invaluable in police investigations. There are situations where officers need to collect information quickly, store or transmit it, and ensure its accuracy. Fumbling for a pen, turning attention to writing information instead of maintaining awareness around them, and the potential for human error all make the manual collection of data inefficient.
By integrating an ID scanner in a police device or smartphone, it provides officers with a faster, more accurate method of obtaining information while increasing situational awareness. It can also grant officers immediate access to vital data such as alerts and crime bulletins so they can determine right away if they are facing a criminal and what steps to take next. That information can also be transmitted to their vehicle computer or a central database or wherever the agency stores it.
3. What kind of IDs can you scan?
Anyline’s OCR technology makes it possible for law enforcement to scan a wide range of IDs and other types of data on many different surfaces, all while maintaining the integrity of the image so that the data is recorded accurately and is legible. Some of these types of data sources include
- Metal license plates
- Plastic driver’s licenses
- Serial numbers
- US green cards
- European health insurance cards
Anyline’s OCR ID Scanning Solution allows you to scan many different IDs from countries all around the globe, including those from the United States, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Oceania.
You can find here a complete list of supported IDs, but if you can’t find the one you need, don’t worry! Our technology is actually really quick to adapt to new types and forms of IDs and we can match your needs!
5. What about security and privacy concerns?
In this day and age data, security and privacy is a significant concern. The mobile scanning solution from Anyline is trusted by law enforcement agencies as well as governments the world over who rely on the safety and security of data every day. When the data is collected, it is not automatically transferred. It remains on the device and in the hands of the officer. It can later be transferred to the closed, secure police system when necessary.
Anyline is certified according to the ISO/IEC 27001. This means that our OCR scanner is trustworthy. Sensitive data is captured and stored with optimal security protocols in place to ensure the security of the data.
This keeps all PII secure and safe from hackers.
6. How can you integrate Anyline’s SDK?
Any smart device that is camera enabled will likely support this OCR technology. And Anyline’s customer service teams are available and ready to help with implementation as well as use. If you are ready to take your law enforcement to the next level and up your smart device utilization, give Anyline OCR scanning solutions a try. Book a call to get started or try us out with your own 30-day free trial for our SDK.