Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Room

A dedicated room for fingerprint identification, comparison, and optical enhancement.

The AFIS system allows

  • Input of individual fingerprints or palm-prints, taken from mock crime scenes or trace evidence, which are then compared automatically with the internal database of known and unknown prints.

The room also contains a digital capture system, (DCS5)

  • DCS is a comprehensive imaging system for the visualisation, photography, and enhancement of almost any type of fingerprint on any surface or background to ensure that maximum detail is revealed.


  • Horiba AFIS system with Printquest software.
  • Portable AFIS system – laptop based.
  • Digital Capture System – Foster and Freeman DCS5.

Digital Capture System


Photo of Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Room


Opening Times

Monday – Friday

9.00am – 4.30pm

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