Evidence Integrity = A Secure Community
It’s All in the Evidence
Forensic labs hold the responsibility of quickly and accurately preserving evidence in the moments leading up to legal proceedings. These labs do not miss the details – they unearth them. The legal aspect of forensic labs requires specific testing and handling methods in order to prevent compromising the evidence. From controlled substances to DNA profiling, toxicology or suspicious documents, they work hard to maintain the integrity of the evidence they are examining.
Forensic facilities have a responsibility to their community to ensure that each piece of evidence is properly examined throughout the process. This means that DNA, blood and other samples must be properly handled and stored at the correct temperature and humidity levels at all stages of the process. When it comes time for the trial, all parties involved need to feel confident about the integrity of the evidence. If requested, validation documentation must be available to verify that appropriate storage and handling for the evidence were executed throughout the entire examination.
A Partnership in Integrity
Immediate. Flexible. Complete.
To maintain integrity of evidence, we begin with a 24/7 continuous monitoring system complete with immediate alert notification via e-mail, text or phone. This means a member of the team gets notified the moment a system enters into alarm, granting them time to properly address the situation, and react in a manner that saves the product involved. No more manual checks for temperature readings or the possibility of missing an outage. The automated system will continually monitor this information for you and alert you in real-time through the software located on your computer system.
Whether you have a few refrigerators or hundreds, no two facilities are identical, and customization is the key to ensuring your continuous monitoring system is where you need it, when you need it. For this reason, alerting can be varied by department, piece of equipment, time of day, day of the week, condition parameters, delivery method and escalation protocols.
The flexibility and scalability of the system means that it can monitor any location, from cold storage to stability chambers, in any size facility. From a small, single facility, up to a complex, multi-location facility, your continuous monitoring system can adapt and grow as you do. With the option to function as a standalone system or a fully networked environment that can simultaneously monitor hundreds of appliances, you do not need to worry when it comes time to add refrigerators, freezers, or other appliances in your facility. The system has unlimited capacity, making it easy to adjust to where you are and what you need.
Streamlining processes while upholding legal practices and the integrity of evidence requires a lot of time and attention to detail. Our system will take care of the monitoring and documentation for you, so you can focus on the more important task at hand: ensuring a fair trial.
“I have been in and around the very complex Automation and Integration world over 35 years and am known not to be easily impressed. I was truly impressed by Alberto Lola – (Regional Project Manager) for his extensive knowledge, problem solving skills, working with integrity and pride on behalf of your establishment, installation techniques, and making this project implementation in RECORD TIME.”
It is recommended that your Continuous Monitoring (CM) system undergoes a “major tuneup” at least once annually. Although there are monthly or quarterly alarm checks and preventive maintenance schedules to complete, an annual probe calibration to an NIST or ISO 17025-traceable standard and a comprehensive system check/validation will ensure the system is…
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Regulatory & Compliance
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors accreditation of forensic science testing laboratories applies to any laboratory performing forensic testing activities in the disciplines of Drug Chemistry, Toxicology, Trace Evidence, Biology, Firearms/Toolmarks, Questioned Documents, Latent Prints, Crime Scene and Digital & Multimedia Evidence.
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors accreditation of breath alcohol calibration laboratories applies to any laboratory performing calibration activities on breath alcohol measuring instruments or certifying the alcohol concentration of reference materials used by customers in evidential, quantitative breath alcohol testing for criminal justice purposes.
NIST, a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a measurement standards laboratory. Their research helps to advance the nation’s technology infrastructure and helps facilities improve their products and services.
Vision: NIST will be the world’s leader in creating critical measurement solutions and promoting equitable standards. Our efforts stimulate innovation, foster industrial competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.