The Emergence of Portable Biometrics
The emergence of portable biometric devices in the law enforcement, public safety, and border control markets is forcing the industry to adopt newer, more innovative biometric handheld devices for field agents and security personnel. While overall adoption for portable biometric devices in the law enforcement market has not been particularly boisterous (at least compared with other biometric hardware devices used for suspect registration and identification), ABI Research expects that portable biometric devices will increase in popularity with law enforcement agencies worldwide as part of the negotiation process of new tenders with security and defense contractors.
The new wave of portable biometric devices is expected to be equipped with new hardware and software features focusing on data acquisition, field reporting, and superior intelligence processes. In turn, pricing models and return on investment (ROI) for these devices will also shift to adopt a more holistic intelligence-based approach aimed at supporting overarching criminal database applications for law enforcement age…
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