Mug Shot Option
The LS-Mugshot option enables LS1100/LS-Lite systems to easily and quickly take high-quality mugshots and photographic records of scars, marks, and tattoos (SMT) for law enforcement and commercial sites.
The optional mugshot system hardware and software is fully integrated into the overall LS products for seamless use. Photography is easily and quickly controlled with the color touchscreen in both the LS1100 and LS-Lite systems.
Mugshot/SMT capture happens automatically during the fingerprint collection sequence when the option is installed.
Realtime streaming video from the mugshot/SMT camera is displayed on the LS1100/LS-Lite screen. The fingerprint technician controls the video simply by touching the PAN/TILT (up, down, left, right arrows) and the ZOOM (in/out) icons to get the best image. Once the image is good, simply touch the FREEZE icon to stop the realtime motion and see the image. If liked, touch CAPTURE and that moves the collected image to the database for later referral/transmission. If not happy with the image, touch UNFREEZE to get realtime video back and pan/tilt/zoom again until satisifed with the image.
When a frozen mugshot is displayed to the fingerprint technician, it automatically shows with a horizontal line drawn across the image at the FBI recommended 55% point of the vertical distance for best shoulder placement.
The LS-Mugshot software automatically walks you through the FBI mugshot/SMT sequence: Front View, Left/Right Profile, and then the SMT images if any.
A high-end web cam with Carl-Zeiss glass optics and 15-megapixel resolution captures the images, which are stored in the integrated fingerprint database for later recall and transmission to state and federal authorities.
The LS-Mugshot system is a separately priced option as not every jurisdiction requires mugshots/SMT. However, more and more states are requiring mugshots even for civilian applicant card transmissions.
The system ships with the mugshot/SMT camera and all required cables etc. Nothing else is needed.
The mugshot/SMT camera can be permanently mounted on a wall or on a tripod. Wall mounting is recommended for law enforcement booking sites.
No extra lighting is needed.