Bode Technology Revolutionizes Forensic Control and Processing of Specimens with Proprietary RFID System

Provider of Forensic Analysis and Services Securely Tags and Tracks Forensic Samples and Evidence from Crime Scene to Courtroom

GlobalOptions Group, Inc. announced that Bode Technology, its forensic DNA analysis and solutions unit, is unveiling RFID solutions, to improve the overall efficiency, accuracy and security of the forensic analysis and chain-of-custody control process.

Bode Technology is the first, and only, forensic DNA services and products provider in the world to implement and offer an automated and enhanced solution for the tracking of evidence and case folders, including the automation of chain-of-custody control, through its RFID solutions.

The Bode-RFID solution:

  • Securely tracks and facilitates evidence from the point of collection at the crime scene, and establishes an electronic chain-of-custody from the point of collection by the collection of information entered on an RFID enabled handheld reader that automatically catalogues the samples collected.
  • Reduces accessioning time, as previously tagged samples are received at the crime lab, they pass through the RFID-enabled portal which automatically identifies each item by reading the RFID tags. RFID enabled badges worn by laboratory personnel are also read. As the items are transferred from one individual to another, the Bode-RFID system creates a chain-of-custody record by automatically identifying each person, the time and items transferred. The case information can be automatically transmitted to the agency and stored in the case management system before the evidence arrives.
  • Efficiently identifies and inventories multiple samples and case information through the Bode-RFID software system, or through RFID-enabled handheld devices, significantly reducing time spent identifying samples, and looking for misplaced items. Portals throughout a facility track all items, and personnel, within zones as they move through the facility. The system will also signal a visual and/or audible alarm, to alert security personnel of items or personnel entering unauthorized areas.
  • “Bode’s RFID solutions are the next evolution in tracking and securing evidence and case information from the point of collection through final processing. The benefits of our multi-layered RFID solution, represents a substantial jump in our development to improve the capabilities of our state-of-the-art forensic system,” said Barry Watson, CEO of GlobalOptions’ Bode Technology unit. “Our RFID solutions will become important components to assist and advance law enforcement and identification agencies in determining and administering justice.”

    About Bode Technology Group, Inc.

    Bode Technology Group serves the U.S. and international law enforcement and identification markets and is unique in providing both state-of-the-art human DNA analysis and innovative DNA collection products. The range of Bode’s services include diverse offerings such as high-throughput DNA testing services, case work analysis, missing person identification, CODIS databanking of convicted offenders or arrestees, private data banking, as well as paternity and non-forensic identification.

    Our patented DNA collection systems are in use worldwide for collections of DNA from convicted offenders and arrestees, from crime scenes, as well as from parents and children for genealogy and identification services. Our analysts and our research and development teams are constantly looking for better ways to bring previously unused approaches and technologies into the labs for routine use for analysis of challenging samples – be it bones or challenging evidence. On the strength and experience of our research and development teams and casework analysts, Bode is able to offer worldwide DNA analysis services, consulting, training, and validation services on a customized basis.