Endorsed by crime fighting agencies and supported by police as a proven, effective tool, various versions of FACES portable have been used successfully for more than 12 years to identify, track and apprehend criminal suspects.
FACES 4.0 is the latest and most advanced version of our award-winning technology, with new features including:
• expanded database of 4,400 facial features
• new Latin, African-American and Asian components
• ability to export images in JPEG format to use in police bulletins, advisories and websites
• three-tone hair features and hair flip, and facial markings such as piercings, moles, scars and tattoos
Easy to Use
The improved interface of FACES 4.0 makes it easy for any police officer to create accurate composites with a click of a mouse. No forensic artist skills or experience are required. With FACES, composites can be created more quickly and inexpensively and used to solve crimes when a professional sketch artist isn’t available. FACES 4.0 can be used on any standard desktop or laptop computer running Microsoft Windows.
With an expanded database of 4,400 facial features, including new Latin, African-American and Asian components, FACES 4.0 lets you create accurate composites of either sex and any race. Selected features are blended together to produce a photo-quality composite image. New to FACES 4.0 is the ability to enhance image accuracy by choosing among three different hair tones: adding facial markings such as scars, moles, piercings, tattoos and earrings: and using hats, headwear and eyeglasses.
Facial ID Codes
An exclusive feature of FACES is that it automatically generates a Biometric Alphanumeric Code (BAC) for every facial composite you develop. The 56-digit in the BAC code represent the specific facial features (eyes, nose, mouth, etc) in the FACES image. This digital “fingerprint” can be transmitted between police agencies in any format (phone, fax, email) and used to recreate an FACES image in exact detail. BAC code transmission – less than 1KB – is ideal for wireless transmission between police cars and stations.
Police agencies can have suspect composites from hundreds or thousands of unsolved cases stored in individual investigation files. Through FACES integration with mugshot systems, agencies can create electronic composite image databases to allow investigators to share composite evidence and to search and match composites to determine whether suspects may have been involved in multiple crimes.
The ability of FACES to create near-photo quality images allows it to be integrated with facial recognition technologies. Police can build a composite of a suspect, and use it to electronically search mugshot and other photo databases. Matches can then be presented as a “virtual lineup” for positive identification by witnesses. The ability of the FACES ID code to be transmitted other agencies means that composites matches can be run against databases in multiple agencies or jurisdictions.
FACES 4.0 EDU is a classroom version of the award-winning software that allows police investigators to develop accurate, photo-like suspect composites.
Intuitive and easy to use, FACES 4.0 EDU lets students create billions of different human faces with point-and-click selection from its rich database of facial features.