What is Ideco AFISwitch?
The AFISwitch system interfaces with the South African Police Service Automated Fingerprint Identification System (SAPS AFIS) for the purpose of criminal background enquiries.
Ideco AFISwitch captures fingerprints by means of an electronic fingerprint reader. This can be conducted in the convenience of an office and as the fingerprints are captured by means of an electronic fingerprint reader, there is no mess!
What does Ideco AFISwitch provide?
- Criminal background checks
- Identification based on fingerprints
- Significantly improved convenience, reliability and reduced turn-around times
How does the Ideco AFISwitch process work?
The authorised operator signs on to an AFISwitch workstation by entering a user ID and presenting a matching finger.
Ten fingerprints and demographic data of an applicant are then captured on-line or off-line using an AFISwitch workstation and Live scan fingerprint reader.
The workstation uploads the selected data to AFISwitch via a secure internet connection.
AFISwitch transmit the electronic fingerprints directly to the SAPS AFIS sub-system for identification purposes.
On completion of a fingerprint search, the SAPS AFIS returns a Hit or No-hit result to AFISwitch.
AFISwitch in turn returns a possible illicit activity identified or No illicit activity identified report to the service provider.
In the case of a possible illicit activity identified report, the SAPS will further process the search and supply the required details regarding the illicit activity identified result automatically.
In the event that an applicant disputes the validity of results, SAPS has established procedures and policies to resolve such disputes.
Implications of the Ideco AFISwitch process
Criminal record enquiry cannot be verified by means of an Identity number.
The results of the Illicit Activity Report will be available within 48 hours if the person has no record.
If a possible record has been identified, the results, including all details will be available within 8 to 12 weeks depending on the nature of offence.
In the case of serious and multiple crimes the results take longer.
The nature of the record will be known after such time and The Truth Verification Specialist will be able to advice the client of the seriousness of the offence.
All scans must be accompanied by an Indemnity form completed by applicant as well as a copy of his/her Identification document. These documents must be kept in safe keeping at our/your offices for auditing purposes as required by SAPS.
No electronic scan can be performed without these two documents.