Biometric Capture Tool for Mobile Police Operations (BIOCAPTURE)
BIOCAPTURE (FFG KIRAS project) is a project on mobile biometric capturing and on-line identification using
smartphones operated by Austrian police officers. The police, equipped with ~ 30,000 iPhones, should be provided with a novel tool for personal identification. The new smartphone-based software tools, incorporated into the police workflow, should allow to add biometric facial and fingerprint features from identifiable individuals without additional hardware and to the internal police query platform. The innovative innovations include: hygienic, contactless fingerprint and facial image recording, automatic quality analysis and best-shot selection of images from a live image, ICAO-compliant data format adjustments, secure transmission, initiation of search, presentation of results and involvement in the police workflow. The data retention of the test data is strictly subject to the GDPR. Before the start of development, an assessment of scenarios / use cases and an implementation into a requirements document with criteria takes place. The project is aiming for a real live test in operational use after the end of the project.
This project is led by Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and conducted in
cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Interior, secunet Security Networks, T3K-Forensics, Agentur für Europäische Integration und wirtschftliche Entwicklung and Swiss Customs.