Where can EviShield be used?
These are outlines of potential uses of EviShield in the forensic sphere, it is not exhaustive but gives you an idea of what we can do.
The use of EviShield preserves and protects the integrity of evidence whilst saving time, effort, costs and resources for the service.
To help appreciate the unique qualities of the EviShield solution here are a few of the scenarios that it could be utilised within.
A First Police Officer attending a volume crime scene (burglary, criminal damage, minor assault, vehicle crime), would assess the site of most likely forensic potential such as the point of entry or exit, footwear marks, prior attempts, visible blood, saliva etc., by attaching the sheet using the tamper evidence seal over the possible site. EviShield is deliberately oversized to allow the user to adhere the tamper evident seal to a surface well away from the potential evidence site. The site is now protected from the elements or accidental damage and ready for the forensic team to attend.
EviShield works when wet. Whatever the weather is doing your evidence will not be compromised.
During trials, evidence unprotected by EviShield and therefore exposed to the elements was damaged immediately, and only lasted for a few days in a recognisable form, albeit, not of a sufficient quality to provide identification. Blood was lost completely within a few hours, fibres and hairs lost within minutes, fingerprints damaged within hours. When protected by EviShield the integrity of the evidence was preserved for months.
The various complex crime and incident scenes attended by Police and emergency services need a flexible solution that can be effective, EviShield delivers this.
EviShield can be used to screen and shield potentially sensitive scenes from public or media view, including vehicles involved in accidents and doors.
The EviShield with its non-residue tamper evident tape can be quickly and easily attached to a surface around the area needed to be protected which provides integrity and continuity of the scene and evidence recovered from within it. Releasing police officers from having to protect the scene.
Each edge of the sheets tamper evident strips can be used independently or joined together to create a larger shield. The EviShield can be used to act as a curtain to the entrance into a scene. Allowing easy access and egress for the staff but doesn’t allow any view into the scene for public or media.
Once a room, building, vehicle or area has been searched prior to a royal visit or large event, it can be sealed using EviShield over its doors or windows or both. Each EviShield can bear a unique barcode or reference number which can be used to prove the security, continuity and integrity of the evidence, building, room or area which has been sealed. It is then immediately obvious if any tampering has taken place subsequently since the search tool place. This saves, time, effort, cost and resources.
If specialist lighting examinations are required during a serious/major crime scene investigation, the room, building, vehicle has to be made light tight for various lasers or powerful lights to be used. EviShield can be attached over doors, windows, windscreens quickly and easily to form a light-tight area for use.
Rather than have several officers physically stood outside every point on entry to a serious incident scene, EviShield can be utilised to cover and seal doors, windows, alleys in a tamper evident manner, which reduces the cost of scene guarding, provides integrity and continuity of the scene and prevents view into the scene by the public or media.
The scene investigators would seal the scene when leaving make a note of the unique reference number upon each EviShield, when they return the seals are quickly checked to ensure complete integrity and continuity of the scene in question.
The EviShield can also act as a shield from the elements whilst the CSI officer attends to examine the scene. Currently if it is raining or damp, snowing misty or foggy it is very difficult if not impossible for the CSI to examine the outside of the scene.
The powders used are super moisture sensitive so any other moisture added to the surface will render it unable to be examined, likewise if it is raining the powders cannot be subjected to that amount of moisture for safety. The CSI can just simply peel back the lower and two side edges of the EviShield but keep the top edge still adhered to the surface
The CSI can then go underneath the EviShield to conduct an examination away from the elements which also keeps any moisture from hitting the surface of potential evidence.
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