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Crime Investigation and Analysis Applications

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Crime Investigation & Analysis Applications

Get more eyes on the street.

3M technologies can take over the burden of sifting through mountains of data. Biometrics, including enhanced fingerprinting, palm scans, facial recognition, iris scans, and automated license plate recognition (ALPR), provide faster, more accurate and objective analysis of evidence than is possible with the human eye.

Product Categories for Crime Investigation and Analysis

  • Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR)

    Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR)

    Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) uses optical character recognition (OCR) to automatically read license plate characters. ALPR is an effective tool to combat criminal activity, enhance productivity and improve officer safety.


Crime Investigation and Analysis Solutions

  • Stolen Vehicle Identification

    Using stolen vehicle data from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, or from local reports, 3M Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems can greatly improve stolen vehicle identification and recovery results. Additionally, ALPR improves resource efficiency and utilisation, provides an added level of officer safety, and eliminates claims of profiling. The identification of stolen vehicles often results in other enforcement opportunities such as drug trafficking, identity theft, and robbery.

  • Wanted Felons, BOLOs and Amber Alerts

    Mobile deployments of 3M License Plate Capture Software and Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras can be used in the identification of wanted felons, automation of BOLOs and increased surveillance of AMBER alerts. Seconds after an AMBER alert or a BOLO is announced, 3M ALPR systems can be alerted, greatly increasing the chances of a successfully finding the suspect.

  • Sexual Predators and DUI Surveillance

    Patrolling the perimeters of schools and playgrounds, a vehicle equipped with a 3M Mobile Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) System can quickly identify registered sexual predators and potentially prevent a repeat offense through officer intervention. 3M ALPR systems may also be set up for temporary deployment at DUI checkpoints to identify those drivers with prior DUI offenses.

  • Drug Enforcement

    Deploying 3M Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) camera systems in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) can help identify known drug traffickers. Additionally, by monitoring vehicle activity at known sites, potential drug trafficking suspects may also be identified. 3M ALPR Mobile Systems may be used to patrol areas of known activity, while 3M Fixed ALPR Systems may be used to monitor higher volume traffic areas.

  • Homeland Security and Interoperability

    From the identification of potential terrorists, to surveillance of critical infrastructure locations, 3M Public Safety Solutions aid in the protection of our country. Our products may also aid in interoperability and sharing of data across agencies regardless of geography. Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) systems feeding into our ALPR Software may be shared with agencies across the country, providing a valuable force multiplier.

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  • Campus Security Solutions

    Whether large or small, in a rural or urban environment, 3M Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology can help the safety of your campus as well as the officers that protect the community. 3M's ALPR solutions enable faster response to campus incidents by continuously monitoring a given area and sending an alert when captured plates match those on hotlists of interest.


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