Mace Security International entered into the burgeoning digital fingerprinting market through a licensing agreement with Colorado-based Secure Outcomes Inc. The move adds electronic fingerprint collection, archiving and transmission systems to the globally recognized Mace brand of safety and personal defense products.
The Mace XPrint line of smart live scan stations will allow law enforcement and private sector agencies to comply with FBI and state mandates to replace traditional ink-on-paper prints with digital fingerprint scans.
After exhaustive research about industry designers and manufacturers, Mace selected Secure Outcomes to become a Mace Strategic Partner and to provide the XPrint technology. Mace will handle marketing, sales and distribution through its vast network within the domestic and international law enforcement community.
XPrint touch-screen systems allow officials to quickly capture and transmit detainee information; store thousands of fingerprint sets; automatically score individual print quality; eliminate PCs and additional software; and reduce operator error with only minimal training.
Thousands of law enforcement offices across the country are eligible to receive federal funding for digital fingerprinting equipment through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program that is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Signed into law by President Barack Obama in February, 2009, the program annually offers $2 billion to support state and local efforts to prevent and control crime.