The use of laser scanning in the accident reconstruction and law enforcement communities is constantly gaining more and more respect. With hardware and software having improved greatly over the past few years, capturing great detail in a quick and simple manner has been made extremely easy.
Here are 10, of many, reasons why utilizing laser scanners for forensic applications is the right choice.
1. Ease of use: The operation of a laser scanner has become much easier with the inclusion of a simpler interface, making operating the scanner less like a complicated piece of survey equipment.
FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology and we are committed to furthering our offering in the law enforcement market.
In order to meet the needs of this market and provide a compelling integrated 3D documentation solution, FARO has acquired CAD Zone, Inc., a leading software provider in the law enforcement, accident and crime scene reconstruction market.
FARO laser scanning technology will be integrated with CAD Zone’s point cloud software application, in order to provide turnkey solutions for forensic applications and create the right 3D documentation solution.
Claude Guéant, French Interior Minister, visited the Institute for Criminal Research, to experience more about the latest technologies in crime scene analysis. There he took the chance to learn all about the Laser Scanner Focus3D. With this device investigators solve 20 to 30 crime scenes per year. Crime scenes are documented by laser scanning in 3D in a very short time without affecting the environment. Blood stains or bullet trajectories can then be analyzed in detail.
A particularly curious case was recently resolved thanks to the Focus3D. While only two bullets were shot, three dead bodies were found. The 3D scan of the scene helped to reconstruct the bullet trajectory and showed that a bullet bounced off a wall and then fatally hit the third person.