In the last years, more and more wearable devices are being adapted for law enforcement. Next-generation wearables have the potential to enable police officers to improve situational awareness and decision making during missions. Law enforcement needs real-time information for better situational awareness in the field and at the command center. Officers need access to information, to stream videos and to collaborate in real time. Therefore departments are experimenting with adaptable versions of wearable devices like glasses or body-worn cameras. So let us introduce you to some interesting products which will help police officers during missions.
Body-worn cameras have become extremely popular, especially in law enforcement. They promise more public safety and officer protection and can easily connect police to data and efficient multimedia communications and information transmission. Body worn cameras are revolutionizing the jobs of officers on duty like the VideoBadge VB-300. It is a slim, lightweight, body worn camera which can be easily attached to the officers uniform. It is very robust, weatherproof and easy to operate, even when wearing gloves. The wireless streaming function allows officers to connect from the street to Headquarters live and to streamline the operations. The WiFi feature enables the VB-300 series cameras to stream video and audio to a VideoManager or an RTSP gateway service, while simultaneously storing evidential quality recording for later download and review.
Axon Body 2 is an ultra-durable, single-unit police body camera designed for simplicity and built for intensity. Inspired by the human eye, its retina lowlight technology adjusts to changes in lighting to keep recording after dark. It features capabilities like unlimited HD video, Wi-Fi video offload and industry-leading security enhancements. Different functions like a 130-degree wide-angle lens provides tremendous field of view and Low light recording captures video comparable to the human retina makes it one of the top products. A wide-angle lens captures more of what officers could normally see and a 30-second buffer allows events to be recorded in their entirety. The London Metropolitan Police Service has selected TASER to outfit every uniformed officer with body cameras over the next three years. So the Axon platform is now the most widely used camera and digital evidence management system in law enforcement.
Si Serie by Motorola
By integrating unparalleled voice communications, immersive data applications and robust security into purpose-built systems, devices and command centers, Motorola helps police officers work safer and smarter to improve real-time decision-making capabilities. They provide a unified, simplified, smart approach to capturing, storing, managing and sharing multimedia content for greater public transparency and accountability. The Si Series of body-worn cameras dramatically increases situational awareness, information gathering and evidence collection in the field. Unlike typical body-worn cameras, the Si Series combines voice communications, real-time video, still images, voice recording and emergency alerting in one. Sleek, rugged and feature-rich, the Si Series is paving the way for convergence by reducing the number of devices first responders wear in the field today.
We already have some wearable devices in law enforcement but the influence of wearable technology is still smaller than it could be. So it remains interesting how law enforcement will benefit from wearable technological devices the coming years.