A Forensic Manager’s Review of the Leica BLK360

Since its official launch in November 2016, the compact, easy-to-use Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner generated a substantial amount of interest in the public safety community. But one question has been at the forefront of every discussion: What does the scan data look like? In a new LinkedIn article, William Henningsen, forensic manager and forensic video analyst for the City of Omaha, Neb., shares his evaluation of the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner and shows what his agency has been able to accomplish in their tests with this innovative new solution.


“One of the key questions we had about an instrument of lesser ranging than we were accustomed to was ‘how does it work outdoors?’ I think this is a good example of what’s typical from this scanner as delivered.”


“What we found was that we can get good, reliable data from vertical gray surfaces out to about 140 feet in a single scan, about 90 feet on horizontal gray surfaces, and about 40 feet on horizontal blacktop.”


“My larger concerns for the BLK360 were the ease of operation, the form factor, its portability and the reliability of its measurements. So far, I’m comfortable saying it does well in those categories.”

You can read the full review here. 

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