GlobeRanger, providers of RFID software platforms, and Atos Origin, a management consulting firm, have partnered to provide a real-time RFID tracking solution for the Dutch Forensics Insititute (NFI). The application tracks and traces the exact time, location, and movement of item-level criminal evidence during forensic analysis and processing at NFI.
The RFID system, designed in cooperation with the NFI, the police, and the Netherlands’ Public Prosecution Service, uses GlobeRanger’s iMotion solution to capture time and location data of criminal evidence traveling on trolleys or trays being carried manually by employees. Fifty doors are outfitted with RFID readers and antennas, enabling the NFI to instantly track and log the exact movement of evidence, update a central information system, and make the information immediately available for on-line viewing. The iMotion system identifies any deviations from planned evidence movement processes as violations and triggers an alarm.
The system is a response to government standards requiring all pieces of criminal evidence collected by police at crime scenes, and sent to NFI for forensic analysis to be traceable and identifiable. NFI receives and tags approximately 100,000 pieces of evidence annually, resulting in over 800,000 process events being generated and stored.