Mace® Takes Branded Digital Fingerprinting System To Law Enforcement Market
Government Grant Program Funds Purchases By Local Police Departments
CLEVELAND, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Mace Security International announced its entry into the burgeoning digital fingerprinting market through a licensing agreement with Colorado-based Secure Outcomes Inc. The move adds electronic fingerprint collection, archiving and transmission systems to the globally recognized Mace brand of safety and personal defense products.
The Mace XPrint™ line of smart live scan stations will allow law enforcement and private sector agencies to comply with FBI and state mandates to replace traditional ink-on-paper prints with digital fingerprint scans.
"For more than 30 years, consumers and law enforcement officials have trusted Mace for a wide range of security products. With the tremendous demand for digital livescan equipment across the globe, our strategic move into the segment is a natural extension of the Mace brand," said John McCann, President and CEO of Mace Security International.
After exhaustive research about industry designers and manufacturers, Mace selected Secure Outcomes to become a Mace Strategic Partner and to provide the XPrint technology. Mace will handle marketing, sales and distribution through its vast network within the domestic and international law enforcement community.
"Secure Outcomes offers the most user-friendly and cost-efficient integrated system on the market," explained McCann. "That expert technology, coupled with Mace's extensive global sales network, will drive XPrint's volume in the livescan market."
XPrint touch-screen systems allow officials to quickly capture and transmit detainee information; store thousands of fingerprint sets; automatically score individual print quality; eliminate PCs and additional software; and reduce operator error with only minimal training.
Secure Outcomes CEO Jack Harper said, "This licensing agreement offers law enforcement organizations affordable forensic-quality equipment that's backed by Mace, one of the most respected names in the safety and security industry.
Thousands of law enforcement offices across the country are eligible to receive federal funding for digital fingerprinting equipment through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program that is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Signed into law by President Barack Obama in February, 2009, the program annually offers $2 billion to support state and local efforts to prevent and control crime.
Mace Security International is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety, and electronic security products to consumer and business market segments under the highly recognized Mace® brand. Mace also owns and operates a UL/ETL listed central station providing remote monitoring services to the wholesale security trade. For more information, go to www.mace.com.
About Secure Outcomes
Secure Outcomes is a closely held, venture capital-backed Colorado corporation that designs and builds patented/patent-pending forensic quality digital fingerprint collection, archiving, and transmission systems. Secure Outcomes believes that its primary competitive advantages include its emphasis on small, compact, integrated software and hardware systems that are extremely easy to use, affordable and centered on law enforcement officer safety.
SOURCE Mace Security International
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