On average, 1.8 billion images are uploaded and shared on the Internet every day. Unfortunately, Police Forces face additional pressures on resources due to the amount of illegal image and video content being seized from websites, social media platforms and computers.
FIA allows investigators to identify the camera or mobile phone that photographed an image with speed and accuracy, thereby reducing costs and closing investigations faster than previously achievable.
What does Forensic Image Analyser (FIA) do?
Forensic Image Analyser uses ‘Sensor Pattern Noise’ (SPN) to identify the originating device for a set of images. SPN is a unique identifier created by natural imperfections in the silicone chip, and different sensitivity of pixels to light, that allows identification of a specific digital device. The uniqueness of the imperfections makes SPN a robust fingerprint even allowing differentiation between devices of the same model.
Whether a camera, mobile/cell phone or scanner, FIA can detect if images were taken by a suspect device and is compatible with all the world’s digital cameras, 75% of mobile/cell phones including smartphones such as HTC, iPhone and Blackberry. In addition, FIA can also process images captured by new tablet technology.
FIA can be used to assist with the following investigations:
- Intellectual Property and Copyright Protection
- Proof of Ownership and Audit Trail of images
- Criminal and Terrorist Investigations
- Paedophile, child pornography and protection investigations
- Proof of sharing habits and patterns of behaviour for commercial purposes
- Sharing habits and patterns of behaviour for crime investigation and terrorist purposes
- Detection of networks for sharing images – commercial and legal (police and security)
Forensic Pathways would like to offer your police force a completely FREE trial of Forensic Image Analyser (FIA) for your review. Contact us to find out more.
Patented under European Patent Number 2396749