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Police Department Realizes Significant Benefits Using LEID Products
North Andover Police Department Thrilled with BACS Evidence Management System Including Superior Chain of Custody Documentation to Prosecute Criminal Cases
Auburn Hills, MI – September 25, 2012 – LEID Products, LLC., the leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control, today announced that the North Andover Police Department in Massachusetts has successfully implemented the BACS Evidence Management System including LEID’s Electronic Evidence Lockers and BACS Evidence Management ID Station Kiosk. The department has been using the BACS Evidence System to access and track all evidence moving into and out of the property room for a month and have already achieved better chain of custody, increased accuracy in reporting, and time savings.
Property and evidence control and tracking causes enormous concerns in law enforcement. The process for tracking evidence typically consists of manually filling out property forms, which leads to errors and inconsistent chain of custody records. The BACS Evidence Management ID Station Kiosk houses a biometric ID reader for access verification and the touch screen user navigation. The ID Station is also interfaced to LEID’s Electronic Evidence Lockers providing the secure temporary storage of evidence incoming and outgoing from police department property rooms. The system includes complete chain of custody custom software tracking and reporting capabilities to monitor all evidence transfers. Property room managers also have remote management capabilities to access, monitor and manage the system while off site. Additional layers of security can be added with options including: hand geometry scanner, ID card reader, RFID evidence reader, and evidence barcode reader.
The North Andover Police Department no longer uses a manual process for evidence tracking. Evidence tracking is ensured through the BACS system and officers are no longer wasting time tracking down detectives in order to access the evidence room. Beyond tighter chain of custody and time savings, the department now has top of the line reporting features for administrators.
“The North Andover Police Department is very happy with how easy the BACS Evidence System is to use,” said Chief of Police, Paul J. Gallagher. “All of our officers agree that the system makes their jobs easier. Dropping off evidence is a much faster process than ever before, and chain of custody has been significantly improved.”
The BACS Evidence Management System was introduced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in October of 2011, and the company is pleased to be returning to the show this year in San Diego, CA, September 30 – October 2. LEID Products will be located in Booth #4211, where they plan to showcase how evidence ‘chain of custody’ is electronically tracked and accounted for with the BACS Evidence Management System, limiting liability and consequences of exposure to human error. For a video demonstration, visit LEID Products website.
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About LEID Products:
Law Enforcement Intelligent Devices (LEID), LLC is the manufacturing leader of electronic locker and cabinet storage with biometric asset protection and control. Originally founded to assist police departments in securing guns, weapons, radios, etc. through an electronic tracking and fingerprinting system, LEID products are also utilized to track books within a library system, medical supplies, laptops and even business documents to selected personnel. Their Biometric Access Control Systems (BACS™) streamlines operations and provides full accountability for critical business assets. For more information and demonstrations of our products, visit www.leidproducts.com.