International Forensic Educational Conference 2019

by admin 30. July 2019 09:08

Professionals in the forensic and crime investigation fields will be gathering in Reno, NV for the 104th International Forensic Educational Conference (The IAI) on August 11th through the 17th. From lectures and workshops to exhibits and networking, attendees will enjoy days full of learning and professional development.

Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) representatives will be there showcasing our Crime Scene Mapping System which makes documenting a crime scene quick and accurate. Swing by booth #523 and get a hands-on demonstration of the QuickMap 3D and TruPoint 300 integrated system and see this cutting edge technology for mapping a crime scene.

See you at the conference!

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The Dos and Don’ts of Mapping: Time and Life Saving Tips

by TNyland 19. April 2019 06:57

Investigating a fatal accident means there is little to no room for mistakes. Even the most experienced investigator can make a novice move, and it comes down to always being equipped for the worst. Arriving on scene only to discover your equipment is outdated, has low battery life, or has been left behind, requires the roadway to be shut down even longer for scene preservation.

Investigators are already under enough pressure to collect and document evidence as quickly as possible, having to stay on scene even longer due to lack of preparation not only increases the chance of secondary crashes, but can also wound your reputation on scene. More...

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Forensics Europe Expo 2019

by admin 28. February 2019 16:08

Join Laser Technology (LTI) at Forensics Europe Expo being held 5-6 March in Olympia London. Known to be the leading forensics exhibition and conference for Europe, this is a must attend event for professionals involved in the industry. 2019 is the seventh year that this conference is taking place and it is expected to be the host of over 1,500 forensics professionals. More...

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You Bought A Drone, Now What?

by TNyland 28. February 2019 13:54

The following information is compiled, and simplified information taken from the FAA website on how to register your drone.

Drones are becoming the latest craze for all types of industries, hobbyists, and educators. Whatever your drone will be used for, there are rules and regulations one must follow before you can officially prepare your drone for takeoff.

The first step is to register your drone. All drones must be registered unless your drone weighs under 0.55 pounds. If you are caught with an unregistered drone, civil penalties can cost up to $27,500, and criminal penalties can cost up to $250,000 and up to three years in jail. More...

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2019 CHIA Conference

by admin 19. February 2019 08:48

Join in and help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the annual (California Homicide Investigators Association) CHIA conference. Held February 26 - March 1 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, the conference is the place for crime scene investigators, homicide investigators and other law enforcement professionals from the Western U.S. to see the latest information, services and technologies for their profession. More...

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Drone Mapping: Aerial and Ground Measurements

by TNyland 14. February 2019 11:26

The rapid advancement and multiplying options have drastically reduced the cost of drones, shifting business models for a variety of industries. The number of public safety agencies acquiring drones has risen by 82% in the last year alone. Drones and lasers are transforming the way investigators collect their data on scene and are rapidly becoming one of the most invaluable tools for investigators who are tasked with accurate crash, crime, and fire analysis.

Drones provide many benefits to crash, crime, and fire investigators, and while there is a cool and fun element to flying a drone there are extensive rules, regulations, and certifications that need to be completed before one is able to fly their drone high in the sky and take their investigative skills to the next level. More...

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The Pros and Cons of Today's Mapping Technology

by TNyland 17. December 2018 13:15

Many traditional crash, crime, and fire scene mapping practices are being replaced by the advancement of new mapping technology in today's marketplace. With the addition of drones, 3D scanners, robotic total stations, and LTI lasers, it's enough to make any investigator's head spin. Searching for the right equipment that best suits you and/or your department’s needs while staying in budget can be a discouraging task.

With an ever-evolving landscape of mapping technology, Laser Technology (LTI) developed a four-part webinar series dedicated to crash, crime, and fire investigators to help educate and share information regarding today's mapping technology. The first webinar "Today's Mapping Technology: The Pros and Cons of It All," was hosted on December 4th, 2018 to over 100 attendees. More...

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Cut Your Time Spent Mapping at a Crime Scene in Half

by TNyland 31. October 2018 10:38

Crime scene investigators spend an average of eight to ten hours to process a crime scene, but it is common to work up to thirty-five hours per scene collecting evidence. Crime scene investigators continue to feel pressure to collect evidence quickly. Numerous bodies are coming and going, onlookers gather around the building, and contamination of a crime scene happens fast. Melanie Basich discusses a new tool crime scene investigators are turning too to help map and document a crime scene quicker and more efficiently in her article "Capturing Crime Scene Images" in Police Magazine. More...

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Laser Technology, Inc. Holds First Annual Crash & Crime Mapping Summit

by KCarley 3. October 2018 11:32

Laser Technology has completed a successful Crash and Crime Mapping Summit held at its headquarters September 24-25, 2018. LTI's team of mapping professionals consisting of retired and active police officers attended the event to provide crucial market feedback, learn about and receive training on products and solutions, and to ensure they are prepared with all the equipment and software necessary to best serve our customers.More...

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COPSWEST Training & Expo 2018

by admin 11. September 2018 10:10

Join Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI) at the COPSWEST Training & Expo an annual event of the California Peace Officer's Association. COPSWEST is being held September 17-20 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California. General Sessions, training, discussions, presentations, demos, networking and more, join us for this exciting and informative event. More...

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