Live Scan Fingerprinting Equipment & Software
Fulcrum Biometrics’ turn-key systems include all of the hardware and software needed to capture, search, and transmit fingerprints. Our biometric expert experience makes all of the difference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to frequently asked questions about live scan
What’s included in a system?
A Live Scan System Bundle includes a PC workstation (desktop or laptop) and a fingerprint capture device. In some cases, a digital camera, iris camera, signature pad and more are included.
What impacts the accuracy of scanned fingerprints?
Operator and biometric variables impact fingerprint quality. Moistness and ridge definition can affect how a fingerprint is reproduced.
Who uses live scan fingerprints?
Live scan technology is used by many businesses and agencies including:
- Regulated commercial businesses
- Law enforcement
- Refugee case management
- Migrant assistance and protection
- Military bases
- Government and state agencies
What are the advantages of live scan fingerprinting?
- Automated fingerprint matching
- Image quality is automatically checked and finger sequencing is performed which reduces reject
- Faster capture process
FbF LiveScan is the most flexible and comprehensive live scan software available
Create and manage high quality biometric records through a repeatable process
Facilitate interchange of biometric records with state and federal agencies (FBI, DOJ)
Re-scan if the captured image is unsatisfactory
Real–time Quality Control
Know exactly the quality of the print based on FBI standards
More than fingerprints
Capture more than finger and palm prints – scars, marks, tattoos, mugshots, signatures, and iris images
Meet FBI standards
Conforms to the latest ANSI/NIST and the FBI EBTS industry standards
Fulcrum engineers focus on innovative solutions specifically designed to meet our customer’s requirements
Applications include employee background checks, professional certifications, & security clearances. Channeling directly to the FBI is available
- North Carolina
- Card Scan
State (Criminal / Law Enforcement)
Best value for law enforcement use in the marketplace
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Comply with DSS SWFT, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Transportation of Safety Clearinghouse (TSC) requirements and more
- FBI Channeling (Departmental Order & Authorized Recipient)
- OPM (Government Employees)
- SWFT (DOD Contractors)
- FINRA (Securities)
- TSC (Airports/ Airlines)
The Texas Department of Public Safety certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submissions
FbF LiveScan is certified for Criminal and Applicant live scan submissions by the Illinois State Police (ISP)
FbF LiveScan software is approved for Applicant background checks by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) has approved FbF LiveScan for Criminal & Applicant live scan submissions
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submission
The Tennessee Dept of Safety certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submissions
FbF LiveScan software is approved for Applicant & Criminal live scan submissions by the California DOJ
FbF LiveScan is approved by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) for Criminal live scan submissions
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency certified FbF LiveScan for Criminal live scan submissions
The Nevada Dept of Public Safety certified FbF LiveScan for Applicant live scan submissions
The Utah BCI certified FbF LiveScan for Applicant live scan submissions
FbF LiveScan is approved by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for both Applicant and Criminal live scan submissions
Easy to Operate
Requires minimal training
The simple interface of the live scan software prompts the operator through the steps of capturing fingerprint slaps and rolls. Also, the on-screen visualization of finger image quality scoring speeds the process.
Fulcrum’s live scan systems are manufactured to withstand harsh environments like those found in the booking process, jail environment or national ID projects.
Desktop & Jumpkit
FbF LiveScan can be adapted to any work environment. In most cases, only a computer and fingerprint scanner are necessary, but kiosks are available. To be more mobile, set up with a laptop or even “jumpkit” in a portable, wheeled hard case.
“Fulcrum was BEYOND helpful in the process of navigating our new fingerprinting requirements. No other vendor that I spoke with even came close to offering this level of patience and expertise. It was definitely the driving force behind our decision to use Fulcrum for our fingerprint criminal history checks.
The equipment set up and training was a breeze. Fulcrum was phenomenal at explaining the equipment and software, and beyond patient. The fingerprinting process is very easy to navigate, but any time we do have questions, Fulcrum is immediately responsive.”
Amy B.COO, Big Brothers Big Sisters
“We bought a livescan system from Fulcrum Biometrics a couple of years ago and are now able to secure more contracts….The system is very easy to use and our guests love [it]….Fulcrum Biometrics as a supplier has been fast and knowledgeable in responding to us. In the rare instances that our system has gone down, their service team remedies it quickly.”