The new cars of the Spanish National Police use Elyctis readers delivered by Kimaldi. The readers are able to scan electronic IDs and passports, and they save time for citizens because they do not need to go to the police station for identification. This also allows the police to spend more time on the streets patrolling and thus improves citizen security.
The Spanish National Police are modernizing their car fleet with new Toyota Prius + iZ cars. These include the latest equipment to provide better service to citizens and allow the police to make better use of their resources.
These new cars are equipped with devices that enable the police officers to identify citizens on the spot: Elyctis ID Box One readers to read Spanish ID cards (DNI – National Identity Document) and electronic passports and Suprema BioMini Slim 2 fingerprint readers to read citizens’ fingerprints.
Thus, police officers can check citizens’ identity on the spot, on board of the car. The new cars equipped with Elyctis document readers and Suprema fingerprint readers are already patrolling in some cities like Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Vigo, Zaragoza, Malaga, Palma and the government plans to provide them to more cities in 2020. Elyctis ID Box One readers include contact and contactless smart card readers along with an MRZ scanner so they are able to read both data printed on the card and data saved on its chip.
Spanish citizens have an identification card with chip, called a DNI, issued by the government. The DNI chip includes the biographical information which is also printed on the card: name, surname, sex, nationality and date of birth, along with a digitized photo of the cardholder and a digitized image of the cardholder’s signature. Now with the Elyctis ID Box One readers and the Smart Police Systems application developed by Federal Signal Vama, the police can access all this information and identify citizens on the spot.
Police representatives say that these new cars called “mobile police stations” represent a quantum leap, as they provide greater efficiency to the police and they allow police officers to spend more time on citizen security.
Alexandre Joly, CEO of Elyctis, states: “Our ID Box series readers allow us to read DNI and electronic passports in a single movement, and we are proud to see their performance is recognized by the Spanish police. The readers allow us to improve citizen services and at the same time increase the efficiency of how public resources are used”.
Joaquim García, CEO of Kimaldi adds: “Thanks to our established market presence with government authorities, we are able to help them planning the evolution of public services and we deliver best-in-class products and provide a permanent customer support.”
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