Scenes of crime — collision investigations

iSTAR offers Police, Fire and other public safety organisations the ability to easily document scenes of interest in full positional context in seconds.

iSTAR’s speed and sim­plic­i­ty pro­vides easy access to HDR 360 imag­ing with min­i­mal user train­ing. The result­ing panoram­ic images can either be viewed inde­pen­dent­ly or linked togeth­er via hot-spots to cre­ate a ‘vir­tu­al tour’, sim­i­lar to Google StreetView.

iSTAR’s  has incred­i­ble low light capa­bil­i­ty and cap­tures full 360 HDR images with one but­ton press in sec­onds.

iSTAR is also per­fect for exter­nal HDR imag­ing for laser scan­ning sys­tems and is com­plete­ly scan­ner neu­tral, rapid­ly colouris­ing point clouds in our unique Colour­Cloud soft­ware, typ­i­cal­ly to with­in two pix­el accu­ra­cy. This colouri­sa­tion process is ful­ly auto­mat­ic with­out the need to export cube faces or pick any com­mon points for cloud to image asso­ci­a­tion.

  • Scene cap­ture, rapid­ly doc­u­ment details of the scene in full 360 degree con­text before any changes occur
  • Wit­ness view, cap­ture full con­tex­tu­al images from the wit­ness­es view point
  • Dri­ver view, show full 360 view from the dri­vers posi­tion, show­ing vis­i­bil­i­ty etc
  • Under vehi­cle, cap­ture images inside a vehi­cles involved in acci­dents to doc­u­ment evi­dence pri­or to move­ment
  • Court room, vir­tu­al­ly take jury to the scene for cross exam­i­na­tions of defen­dants & wit­ness­es
  • Coro­ner exam­i­na­tions, vir­tu­al view of the scene to review facts sur­round­ing the death
  • Insur­ance lia­bil­i­ty, con­tex­tu­al infor­ma­tion for improved lia­bil­i­ty deci­sion mak­ing
warwickshire polcie case study

Law enforce­ment
Col­li­sion inves­ti­ga­tion

To us iSTAR was a rev­e­la­tion! It has become one of the first bits of kit that comes out of the car and is used by every mem­ber of the team.”

Col­in Humphreys
Foren­sic col­li­sion inves­ti­ga­tor War­wick­shire Police

compar colourisation

Tech­ni­cal note
Low light com­par­i­son

I am real­ly lik­ing what this unit can do in the dark with HDR. The iSTAR could be applied to crime scenes, caves, tun­nels and man­u­fac­tur­ing”

Eugene Lis­cio
Foren­sic expert AI23D

forensic panorama sample

Law enforce­ment
Fire inves­ti­ga­tion

The key ben­e­fit is that it enables you to put the whole scene in con­text, to be able to see — and show oth­er peo­ple who are not fire inves­ti­ga­tors — how spe­cif­ic items inter­act with every­thing else.”

Dami­an Watts
Ham­sphire Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice Sta­tion Man­ag­er