Foster+Freeman (Great Britain) is the participant of Arm-Security 2020 exhibition.

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Foster + Freeman are innovators in the design and manufacture of systems for the examination of questioned documents, latent fingerprints, trace evidence and shoe prints. 


Established in 1978, Foster + Freeman has become one of the foremost forensic science equipment suppliers in the world, exporting market leading, and in many cases unique products to more than 170 countries. 

Foster + Freeman document examination systems use the latest video spectral comparison technology and are used by airports, immigration authorities, border controls, customs and excise, and other large organisation’s worldwide. 

Our forensic science range of products is designed to assist in finding evidence at scenes of crime and in performing details investigations in the laboratory. 

Our customers include all major police and forensic science laboratories as well as government agencies, commercial and private organisation’s such as homeland security, immigration authorities, security printers, lottery companies, insurance companies, university departments and national libraries. 

With offices in the UK, USA and Germany alongside a global network of agents and distributors, Foster + Freeman are able to provide customers with a high level of technical support, installation and training.

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Document Examination Products 

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The premier range of document examination products for the inspection and authentication of passports, visas, identity cards, bank notes cheques, and all other questioned documents. 

World renowned, industry leading technology makes the Foster + Freeman range of Video Spectral Comparators the ideal choice for all front desk and third level document examination applications. 

Forensic Science Products 


A complete range of LED light sources for crime scene investigation and laboratory examination of evidence. 


Products for the detection, recording and examination of fingerprints. Fuming cabinets, digital capture and enhancement systems, and innovative new technologies. 


Trace evidence analysis instruments for the identification of minute pieces of latent evidence. Raman spectroscopy, glass refractive index measurement, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, and technologies unique to Foster + Freeman.

Fingerprint Detection, Capture & Enhancement 

Foster+Freeman are highly recognized for their innovation in the field of latent fingerprints. Our product range includes advanced systems for the development of fingerprints using traditional time methods alongside new techniques developed exclusively by foster+freeman.


5 (1).jpgRECOVER is a newly discovered latent fingerprint technology. The product includes a cutting-edge chemical vapor fuming process to develop fingerprints on a range of difficult surfaces, including those that have been exposed to extreme heat and items that have been washed clean in an attempt to prevent identification. It has shown particularly good results when used on fired ammunition cases, knives and contaminated metallic items.

Discovered at Loughborough University, developed with the backing and support of the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), and now, refined by foster+freeman, RECOVER LFT fingerprint technology represents a fantastic example of collaborative working to achieve innovation that will help the police and security services to identify criminals and link them to their crimes.

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Image Description: Visible image of fingermarks on brass that have been submerged in bleach. 

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