Miami Dade County Police Department CSI Unit Awards Image Storage Project to Advanced Filing Systems, Inc.
March 1st, 2017 - by Advanced Filing Systems, Inc. | Share on:
The Crime Scene Investigation Unit of the Miami Dade County Police Department's 25 year old Lektriever stored critical Photos and CDs with Images of Crime Scene Evidence. This evidence is crucial to law enforcement support of criminal investigations and must be available at a moment's notice. Because of its age and the difficulty of finding parts to support it, the Kardex Lektriever 80 Electronic Lift Machine became unreliable when CSI staff attempted retrieval of the critical crime scene images stored in the Lektriever. Its frequent break downs jeopardized CSI's ability to get the evidence contained on their Photos and CDs.
Advanced Filing Systems recommended replacing the electrically driven Kardex Lektriever 80 with a Russ Bassett Pro-Media CT48-7-8-L mechanical Drawer Cabinet designed to hold CDs and Mug Shots. The new Russ Bassett Cabinet requires no support or maintenance and its drawers are equipped with moveable dividers to adjust the space for CDs, Microfilm Rolls or old fashioned Photographs. Together with CSI staff, Advanced Filing Technicians planned the transfer of MDPD's media so that it would be available throughout the change out process. MDPD's CSI Unit worked hand-in-hand with Advanced Filing Staff to transfer its Mug Shots and CDs onto Library Carts so that this critical media would be available during the Kardex Lektriever disassembly and haul out. Because the new Russ Bassett Units require no service or electricity, CSI doesn't worry about not being able to get their critical media. Since the new Russ Bassett is key lockable, it secures the Mug Shots and CDs from prying eyes. By swapping their old Lektriever for a new Russ Bassett Cabinet, CSI saved the cost of periodic Lektriever service and gained the confidence that their critical evidence will always be available to support law enforcement's ongoing fight.