AFISWITCH – AUTOMATED ELECTRONIC CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS
Afiswitch (Pty) Ltd provides a national automated electronic criminal record check against the South African Police Service criminal fingerprint database.
Cutting-edge electronic fingerprint scanners are used to capture digital fingerprints. Afiswitch developed its own user interface platform which communicates with the Police. There are over 6 000 single and multiple fingerprint optical scanners deployed nationally which capture approximately 55 000 single fingerprints on a daily basis for criminal record check purposes.
The scanning of paper-based fingerprints is a service undertaken by Afiswitch in addition to the automated electronic service. Forms are processed by using international best practise FBI-approved flatbed scanners. This service was implemented for clients that do not have the capability to use electronic fingerprint scanners.
Afiswitch provides unrivalled accuracy and speed over traditional paper-based services or Name, Surname and Identification Number criminal clearance enquiries.
The criminal record check service is undertaken throughout South Africa by agents who undergo stringent vetting procedures to become authorized Afiswitch Service Providers.
Integration is a fundamental aspect of our business. Afiswitch develops, integrates and maintains a comprehensive software solution to ensure continual interoperability with new technology. As our clients update their Operating Systems and IT Hardware, we work hand-in-hand with them to deliver seamless business transition and value.
Our client base stands testament to this achievement, with the likes of the South African Police Service, the Department of Transport, VFS Global (Visa agents for the Department of Home Affairs), Managed Integrity Evaluation, EMPS, iPAC, LexisNexis to name a few.
Afiswitch personnel have been involved with projects where integration has taken place with the Department of Home Affairs fingerprint database, HANIS. Our Software Development Life Cycle Methodologies are tied into our Project Management Methodologies to achieve maximum quality.