AmberVision has been developed to address the two key considerations of law enforcement when dealing with an abducted child situation. First and foremost is speed. Time to issue the alert information is critical. The second consideration is to provide a high quality photo of the child to aid in recognition.
AmberVision uses state-of-the-art biometric technology to render a 3-D animated avatar from children's school photos. This information will be compiled in a database along with student directory information. In the event that a child is reported missing, these images and information will be immediately released to law enforcement to assist in a speedy rescue.
This information also will be fed, if necessary, into the AMBER Alert system to further assist in locating missing children. However, it is our hope that the quick response generated by AmberVision will prevent most missing child cases from reaching the AMBER Alert level.
AmberVision can be updated with each year's new school photo to make sure that the system is as current and accurate as possible. Time is everything when a child is missing. AmberVision combines an integrated information system, from the local schools all the way to the state police, with sophisticated technology to make sure that no time is wasted when it comes to finding missing children in West Virginia.