HID Global Rapid ID receives FDLE FALCON certification

July 11, 2022
Innovative mobile biometric identification certified technology transforms the way law enforcement agencies perform ID checks while on patrol

AUSTIN, Texas, July 11, 2022 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, obtains RAPID ID certification from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This will empower law enforcement officers to conduct mobile biometric identification on-the-fly. The solution handles behind-the-scenes heavy lifting for cross-check fingerprints against FDLE’s FALCON Integrated Criminal History System and FBI’s Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) databases. The officers simply tap the app to securely capture and transmit prints, and receive hit or no-hit responses in a matter of minutes.

WHO: The HID Global team is committed to continuously improving the identification process by utilizing proven mobile biometric tools to quickly identify subjects with arrest warrants or those with records in Florida state and federal criminal databases.

WHAT: FDLE FALCON  Rapid ID Certified solution — consists of the HID NOMAD™ 30 mobile fingerprint reader, the HID ArcID™ Mobile app and the sophisticated HID Commander™ software — that is improving daily encounters and strengthening safety measures for Florida's law enforcement and the civilians they serve. The solution is designed with the intention – rugged, to support enforcement endeavors in all types of use cases and environments. The compact mobile fingerprint reader is built for frequent use and incorporates reliable sensors ideal for outdoor circumstances – dust, sunlight, heat, and moisture. It accurately reads prints regardless of dirt, sweat, dryness or worn down/shallow fingerprints. The solution is FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) compliant, and all digital transactions are conducted within a secure environment that meets the state of Florida and federal security policies. Not only HID Rapid ID keeps Florida's officers in the field safe, but it is developed to work with and alongside their existing mobile devices for a familiar, seamless digital experience that's both rewarding and highly productive.

WHY: Law enforcement agencies are modernizing their policing practices when it comes to verifying suspects from the field. As they continue to work towards maintaining law and order across societies, HID’s Rapid ID solution brings new-found levels of efficiency and intelligence to officers on patrol around the globe.

HOW: The affordable, easy-to-use 'tap the app' HID Rapid ID solution has never been more convenient and intuitive – namely because it's designed to work with existing devices like smartphones that are already in the hands of officers. Rapid ID enables agencies and officers to capture fingerprints and verify the identity from anywhere so they can remain agile and stay ahead of suspects during routine traffic stops and daily encounters while on the beat. Officers capture two fingerprints using the HID NOMAD™ 30 mobile fingerprint reader, then tap the app on their mobile phone to submit the prints. Rapid ID runs point to securely capture, transmit and cross-check prints against state and federal databases with even broader enforcement capabilities – reporting back results with acute accuracy in minutes.

More information about HID's RAPID ID Solution

With the newly acquired FDLE FALCON Rapid ID Certification, HID Rapid ID is providing law enforcement with next-level efficiency and intelligence regarding verifying identities in-the-field. For more information about HID's Rapid ID solution, click here.


The HID RAPID ID solution is one of the advanced offerings available to modern-day police forces - and is already being used by law enforcement agencies. To schedule a demo or request more information, email us.

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About HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world's people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID Global's products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID Global's technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. 

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com