Local Police Facing Facts by Piloting Biometric Technology
Lake Travis, Texas May 3, 2012. Tactical Information Systems first product, WanderID, is featured in the current issue of the Lake Travis View:
"Local law enforcement agencies are finding new ways to serve and protect.
Using WanderID, a biometric program that uses facial recognition technology, members of the Lake Travis Fire Rescue and the Bee Cave and Lakeway police departments can identify children and adults with cognitive difficulties who are lost and return them home safely.
“It’s the ability to have another resource and another tool we can use in the field to help relocate individuals with their families or their caregivers,” Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford said.
By taking a digital photo of a lost person and sending it to WanderID, law enforcement officials can identify children and adults with cognitive difficulties, such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, brain injury or Down syndrome.
“Our first responders have downloaded an [application] on their smart phones,” said Radford of the new application. “We can take a picture of lost loved ones using this [application], and through facial recognition software it will match that picture to the WanderID database and it will go to their call center.”
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