Biometrica Announces Release Of UMbRA, A 100% Law Enforcement-Verified Multi-jurisdictional Database Of Arrests And Convictions

UMbRA, which stands for Unique Mission to Build Records and Arrests, is a new crime-fighting tool from the Biometrica stable.

In today’s world, crime travels, but information on the people behind the crime doesn’t travel as easily, even to those that need the information. UMbRA helps solve that problem. — Biometrica CEO Wyly Wade

On Wednesday, Biometrica Systems, Inc., a Las Vegas-based SaaS company that uses biometrics — including facial recognition systems and databases, encrypted information networks and incident management tools — to track crime and criminals, announced the release of UMbRA, a 100% law-enforcement-sourced database of people that have been arrested, convicted of a crime, or are wanted by law enforcement in connection with one.

UMbRA, the Unique Mission to Build Records and Arrests, allows subscribers to run a search on a person in one of two ways. They could upload an image of an unknown subject, run it against Biometrica’s Advanced Facial Recognition (AFR) system, and sift through the options the system provides, or they could run a text-only search against a database of millions of law enforcement-verified records. UMbRA returns results in real time, from between 30 seconds to two minutes.

“The release of UMbRA has been two years in the making, and there was a need for a product like this,” said Biometrica CEO Wyly Wade. “In today’s world, crime travels, but information on the people behind the crime doesn’t travel as easily, or isn’t accessible very easily, even to those that need the information. UMbRA helps solve that problem.”

He added, “We spoke with several security and surveillance professionals from the private sector, and law enforcement officers from different jurisdictions, and realized one of the big issues they had was an inability to get access to cross-jurisdictional data in near real-time, that is, when it mattered. We provide that ability in seconds, including on mobile devices, so the person on the frontlines knows what they’re dealing with.”

“UMbRA would be useful in multiple situations,” said Biometrica’s Vice President of Business Development, Kevin Parker. “You may have a local beat cop walking into a domestic violence situation…

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