November 15, 2021

Hi-tech fingerprint scanner to help solve crimes in Dubai

Forensic experts at Dubai Police have developed a smart device to scan fingerprints at crime scenes and transfer them directly to a database to look for matches immediately.

The crime-fighting tool is equipped with a 10k lens to hone in on prints, and white and ultraviolet beams to boost accuracy.

The cutting-edge device works better in extreme heat than the traditional gelatine-based method for lifting fingerprints.

The advanced technology, which has been perfected by the General Department of Forensics and Criminology since 2018, aims to help officers to identify suspects and track them down more quickly.

“In the force’s pursuit to apply latest technologies in policing work, the device’s smart software was developed to keep pace with future challenges,” said Brigadier Ahmad Al Muhairi, deputy director of the Department.

“It also performs well in extreme temperatures, unlike…

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