Incorporated in 1996 in Albany, New York, Fingerprint America, with help from New York State's Department of Criminal Justice Services, designed the first ever Child Identification Fingerprinting Kit. Fingerprint America established a partnership with Vanished Children's Alliance and our first client was the New York State DeputiesAssociation. A total of about 65,000 Child Identification Kits were produced for the first year.
In 1997, our Child Identification Fingerprinting Kits were given a "facelift" which included the addition of space for a hair sample, dental records, a larger layout and plastic protective sleeves to preserve the fingerprinting ink. About 774,000 ID Kits were produced for the year.
Fingerprint America outgrew its space in 1998 and company headquarters was moved across the city to 5 South Allen Street. The company's first website was launched and Child Identification Kits printed in French and Spanish were introduced to the product line. About 969,000 ID Kits were produced for the year.
1999 marked the first purchase from a major metropolitan police department (NYPD) and from a federal law enforcement agency (FBI). Soon after, law enforcement agencies nationwide began ordering our Child Identification Kits. About 1.23 Million ID Kits were produced for the year.
Custom Imprinted Child Identification Kits were offered to the advertising and promotional industry in 2000. In May of that year, our official corporate website was launched. In addition, WHALE Program Kits and Safety Activity Books were added to the product line and Fingerprint America was featured during the "Smart Money" segment on the Albany, New York NBC affiliate WNYT NewsChannel 13. The segment featured Fingerprint America as a successful, locally based company that was 'making its mark' on a national level. About 1.4 Million Kits were produced for the year. n addition to great company growth, 2001 was highlighted by event partnerships with Honda,True Value, and the Taste of Minnesota Festival. Fingerprint America was honored to offer Child Identification Fingerprinting Kits and to assist in promoting child safety days with these prestigious clients. About 1.5 million Kits were produced for the year.
2002 was the busiest year yet for Fingerprint America. We once again introduced a "New Look" to our current products and added numerous new items to our product line that included:
Child DNA Kit
ChoicePrint Identification Kit
Billy's Safe Adventure Video
Billy's Safe Adventure Sing Along CD
Billy's Safe Adventure Complete Box Set
2002 also sparked the official launch of our Independent Distributor Program, which better helped our products to be introduced nationwide on a local level to businesses, organizations, schools and institutions. As a result of our ever-increasing popularity, reputation, customer satisfaction, and product quality, we did a nationally televised interview on the FOX News Channel and numerous other interviews for news agencies across the United States. We also purchased an additional building so we could continue to supply the huge demand for our products.
We will continue to set the industry standard by adding to and updating our Child Safety and Identification product line. To top it all off, Fingerprint America is proud to offer a competitive Lowest Price Guarantee. If clients can fax or e-mail us a price quote for an order of *comparable Child Identification Kits, we will beatthat price Guaranteed!
*Comparable Child Identification Kits must be custom imprinted with up to four colors and include a disposable ink strip and the same identification information as Fingerprint America's Child Identification Kits. – less – More from ZoomInfo »