How is OSCR360 Different from a Laser Scanner?
OSCR360 and laser measuring devices are two separate and distinct tools with completely different functions. Laser measuring devices record data points and measurements that are later placed in a diagram, and some are generated into a 3D model of a scene.
Investigators have one chance to photograph a scene before evidence is either possessed, removed or in some cases destroyed due to environmental conditions. Crash scenes often occur in inclement weather.
Traditional photography captures an image in the direction of where the camera lens was aimed. With OSCR360, the investigator can quickly and easily capture a full, 360-degree view of the scene and instantly view the 360 photos on the OSCR Tablet. The system is easy to use with little to no training. An on-scene review of the OSCR images confirms that all necessary evidence photos have been captured and documented.
OSCR was designed with and by the voice of Law Enforcement. Way too many products are sold to investigators that have never been put through the “Cop Test.” From the beginning, OSCR was developed utilizing input from many different Law Enforcement agencies & investigators. It was determined that OSCR360 had to be easy to set up and use but also had to be able to capture photos of a scene quickly. This is a product that offers Law Enforcement a way to document scenes, and provide a true and accurate view of the scene – in a way that has not been done before.
With the OSCR360 software, you can incorporate all of your multi-media evidence files. The completed presentation is a visual walk through of the facts and circumstances for litigation. OSCR360 brings a completed investigation to life and allows others (judges, juries, other officers, etc.) to see the crime or crash scene through the investigators eyes.
Watch: Sheriff’s Deputy (ret) Andy McNeill speaks to what a laser scanner is & how important measurements are at the scene:
About the Author:
Retired Sergeant Grasso:
A retired police Sergeant with over 27 years Law Enforcement experience. He served as the Town of Enfield, CT Director of Emergency Management, Law Enforcement Grant Writer, Public Information Officer and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Liaison. Sergeant Grasso is a court deemed expert in several different specialized areas of motor vehicle collision reconstruction. Sergeant Grasso served on the ANSI D-16 panel and is currently a Certified Police Academy Instructor in the areas of Collision Investigation and Traffic Enforcement.