Monday, July 20, 2009

Is your business or organization an easy target for crime?

While overall crime in downtown has declined, acts of theft and vandalism continue to persist. Without adequate security camera images criminals are difficult to catch and prosecute.

Attend the Chamber's upcoming Good Morning Breakfast, Tues., July 28th, and learn easy steps on how to position your security cameras to adequately capture facial images and assist law enforcement to apprehend criminals.

Hear an informative presentation by Sagem Morpho Inc. on how its high tech biometric facial recognition application enables law enforcement and intelligence analysts to quickly compare photographs of suspects against large databases of images and make identifications within seconds. Sagem Morpho Inc., based in Tacoma, is an integral part of Sagem Securite’s global success in the development, manufacture and integration of biometric technologies including fingerprint, iris, palm and facial recognition. They provide services for systems throughout North America, including law enforcement, Federal Government, Homeland Security, civil identification and applicant background check systems, and is the biometric algorithm provider for the FBI AFIS.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department became the first law enforcement agency in
the United States to deploy the MorphoFace Investigate (MFI) system as part of a pilot program initiated in 2008. That same year Pierce County scored its first arrest utilizing the MFI – making national news. By comparing an automatic teller machine (ATM) photograph against the sheriff’s department’s digital database of 350,000 mug shots, a criminal was identified and apprehended. For more information visit

Breakfast will be held at La Quinta Inn & Suites Conference Center, 1425 East 27th Street Tacoma 98421. Cost is $14 Ambassadors pre-paid; $15 Members pre-paid by July 23; $20 members after July 24; $35non-members / walk-ins.

Register online:; or Janice Hutchins or 253.627.2175.

Special thanks to event sponsor, Sonitrol Pacific.

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