Crime Scene Photo/Video

Digital Evidence Acquisition, Storage and Management
Crime Scene Photo & Video
  • Photos, Video, Audio, etc.
  • 2 Step Download
  • Secure
  • Case Information
  • Chain of Custody

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The ADAMS Crime Scene Photo/Video solution is a tool for storing, securing, locating, and controlling digital evidence gathered at crime scenes. It provides browser-based viewing of cases and digital evidence, along with comparisons of originals and processed copies. It authenticates all originals and only allows processing of copies. Crime Scene Photo/Video displays asset acquisition information (such as camera EXIF data), history of processing, and an audit trail of all access to the digital asset.

Advanced Search

Search cases. Find your videos or photos by case number, crime type, date of crime, category, who acquired the photo/video, property item ID, analysis type, any key word, along with a multitude of other parameters to help narrow your search.

Asset File Info

View file information. Display thumbnails along with file information such as file name, exhibit name, description, acquired by, width and height, file size, resolution, etc.


Work from anywhere. Work from any location that has access to the ADAMS photo/video repository.

Home Page

View cases. From one screen, view recent cases, physical evidence, digital evidence and pending requests.

Select digital evidence. Select and view crime scene photos or videos.

Photo Fill View

Print photo/video file details.. View and print all data associated with a photo or video, including EXIF camera data (for photos), processing history, chain of custody, case/file notes, etc.

Enter notes. Enter free-form, searchable notes specific to the review of a photo or video, or the processing steps taken, or on the relevance of that particular digital evidence to the case.

Image Asset

View photos. Zoom, rotate and flip photos.

Take advantage of server-based image tiling. Use ADAMS server-based image tiling to view, pan and zoom very large image files. (Image tiling is similar to webbased maps that allow large images to be displayed quickly and efficiently, by transmitting over the network only those portions of images that the user is actually viewing.)

Image Comparison

Compare photos side-by-side. Dynamically select photos to view side-by-side.

Asset Thumbnails

Display thumbnails rapidly. Quickly view and scroll through large numbers of thumbnails.

Chain of Custody

Track chain of custody. View all changes made to photo/video details, including crime type, evidence category, notes, chemical and dye processing, lighting, etc.

Asset State Changes

View case-level changes. Display when a case was created, when it was viewed, and when sets of evidence were added.

Action Reason

Log reasons for actions. Require that users enter reasons for performing actions such as viewing, printing, or exporting.

Print reports. Print reports for selected assets or for an entire case.

User Groups

Create custom security groups. Set up security groups permanently or on an adhoc (related to an investigation/case) basis.

Integrate to a directory server. Access the agency's central user name and group name database (directory server) for user authentication and group membership verification.


Define privileges. Determine the privileges (archive, configure, delete items, manage folder types, etc.) to be assigned to each group of users.

Privilege Values

Control access. Grant/restrict access to cases by crime type, to assets by user-defined categories, etc.


Override settings. For sensitive cases/investigations, restrict or grant access to individuals regardless of what default privileges may exist.

Archive Rules

Determine archive rules. Create multiple archive rules to be run automatically at periodic intervals.

Run in unattended mode. Archive in unattended mode using a CD/DVD autoloader. Or, schedule automatic archives onto hard drives or storage arrays.

Archive Rule

Specify archive rule details and frequency. Set conditions upon which archive rules will run based upon evidence category, crime type, last modified date, etc., as well as how often that rule will run.

Make multiple CD/DVD copies. Specify the number of media copies to be made for various purposes such as case files or offsite storage.

Archive Management

Archive manually. Archive individual asset folders or assets as well as execute rules manually, as needed.