Arkansas's Benton Police Department Reports High Satisfaction with Body Camera Deployment
BENTON, Ark., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Benton Police Department, located outside of Little Rock, AR reports highly satisfactory results with their deployment of 68 BodyWorn™ police cameras and 49 Rocket IoT™ in-car video communications systems by police software and technology vendor Utility, Inc. The complete evidence management system provides police departments across the country with enhanced efficiency and cost savings while optimizing transparency and accountability between police officers and the communities they serve.
Fulton County Police Joins Seven Other Atlanta-Area Law Enforcement Departments in Purchasing Utility's BodyWorn™ Automatic Recording Cameras
FULTON COUNTY, Ga., Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that the Fulton County Police Department, representing the largest County in the state of Georgia and home to the city of Atlanta, has chosen to equip its officers with BodyWorn™ body cameras. The decision was part of the Department's ongoing effort to enhance transparency and increase public trust throughout unincorporated Fulton County. BodyWorn™ is the only body camera solution that offers automatic, policy-based recording functionality. Fulton County, which purchased 110 BodyWorn™ body cameras, joins Clayton County, DeKalb County, Lilburn, Marietta, Decatur, the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the Atlanta Department of Corrections in Metro Atlanta to choose BodyWorn™.
Gulfport Police Department in Mississippi to Equip Officers With Policy-Based, Automatically Recording BodyWorn™ Cameras
GULFPORT, Miss., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that the Gulfport Police Department in Mississippi will be deploying 100 of Utility's revolutionary BodyWorn™ body cameras and 100 Rocket IoT™ systems for its in-vehicle recording and communication optimization. Equipping its officers with BodyWorn™, the industry's only police body camera to feature policy-based automatic recording triggers, will enhance transparency and trust by ensuring that the City of Gulfport's specific recording policies are followed every time without bias or human error.
Utility Introduces Revolutionary Crime Scene Documentation Technology at IACP 2016
DECATUR, Ga., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that it will now offer the industry's first digital crime scene imaging system, the Smart Scene 360™. This new product represents the next generation in the evolution of body camera technology, and it is intended to provide a higher level of situational awareness while enhancing mission critical intelligence. Smart Scene 360™ —along with Utility's full suite of products, including BodyWorn™—will be on display throughout the 123rdInternational Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition (IACP) in San Diego, California from October 15 – 18, 2016 at theBodyWorn™ by Utility booth (#1939). Utility will have a virtual reality room at IACP so that attendees can personally experience Smart Scene 360™.
The Colorado Springs Police Department Purchased 500 Automatic Recording Body Cameras
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that theColorado Springs Police Department has purchased 500 of its state-of-the-art BodyWorn™ body cameras, the only body camera available that automates the recording process. BodyWorn™ uses customizable, policy-based triggers to automatically initiate recording and ensure officers adhere to the Department's specific recording and privacy policies every time. In addition—because of its advanced Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity—BodyWorn™ is also the only body camera to upload video as it is recorded to a secure cloud server as well as instant video playback. The Department is expected to begin deployment in the beginning of September, 2016.
Indiana's Lawrence Police Department to Deploy Utility's BodyWorn™: The Only Body Camera Featuring Policy-Based Automatic Recording
LAWRENCE, Ind., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that the Lawrence Police Department in Indiana will equip its police force with BodyWorn™ body cameras to provide transparency and accountability in police operations. BodyWorn™ is the only recording solution with policy-based recording. The Lawrence Police Department will also install Utility's Rocket IoT™ in-vehicle recording and communication system in each of its patrol cars. Body camera and in-vehicle camera recording will be integrated into one comprehensive video management system. BodyWorn™ and Rocket IoT™ will be on display at the Lawrence Police Department's educational technology forum on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Georgia's Clayton County is Latest Police Department to Deploy Utility's BodyWorn™ Cameras
JONESBORO, Ga., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that the Clayton County Police Department—headquartered in Jonesboro, Georgia—will officially deploy 200 of Utility's BodyWorn™ body cameras, as well as 200 Rocket IoT-X™ devices, for in-car communication. BodyWorn™ is the only product of its kind that enables policy-based, automatic recording triggers; state-of-the-art, automatic redaction software; real-time video offloading to a secure cloud server; and instant video playback. No other body camera provider offers these unique features.
Georgia's DeKalb County Police Department Chooses BodyWorn™ As its Exclusive Body Camera Solution
ATLANTA, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility announced that Georgia's DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase of 600 BodyWorn™ wearable body cameras to outfit its entire uniform division in order to enhance transparency, accountability and officer safety. BodyWorn™ is the only policy-based recording system on the market employing customizable, recording triggers that automatically initiate recording. The DeKalb County Police Department is the latest department to have adopted BodyWorn™ because of its reliability, performance, and security. Others include Lilburn, Marietta,Clayton County, the Atlanta Department of Corrections and Decatur in Georgia; Bexar County in Texas; Colorado Springs inColorado; and Long Beach in California; Biloxi in Mississippi; and others throughout the country.
Amazon Web Services Names BodyWorn™ as a 2016 Innovation Challenge Award Winner
ATLANTA, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today it has been recognized by Amazon as a winner of the 2016 Amazon Web Services (AWS) City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. Utility was granted the award in the Partners in Innovation category, which goes to a technology partner that has deployed an innovative solution to solve a government challenge. Utility's innovative use of Amazon cloud storage for its police body camera, in-vehicle recording and video redaction solutions were judged on uniqueness, number of users and the availability to governments in various regions that differ in size and scope. The award was presented at the 2016 Amazon AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C.
BodyWorn™ by Utility Leads Workshop Detailing the Future of Video Redaction Technology at the 40th Annual LEIM Training Conference and Technology Exposition
DALLAS, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc., an industry leader in providing Mission Critical Intelligence, today announced it will host "The Future of Video Redaction Technology" workshop at the 40th Annual Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Training Conference and Technology Exposition on Wednesday, May 25 from 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m. in theLone Star A4 room. Police chiefs, IT managers, technology specialists, criminal justice practitioners, researchers and industry-leading solution providers are invited to attend the event, led by Augustin Pruneda, Sergeant of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office in San Antonio, Texas and Mike Jander, BodyWorn™ Account Manager at Utility, Inc. LEIM attendees will also have the opportunity to experience Utility's BodyWorn ™, AVaiL Web™, Smart Redaction™ and Rocket IoT™, which will be presented throughout each day in Booth #121.
Analysis Shows Automatic Redaction and Offloading Drastically Lowers Costs of Police Body Camera Deployment
DECATUR, Ga., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility has published an analysis that shows how the 5-Year Total Cost of Ownership for police body cameras could be cut in half. The analysis, available for free download at http://bit.ly/1XEyrdU, provides insight into several hidden, yet unnecessary, expenses many police departments will face if they only consider the cost of the device when implementing a body camera program. This analysis shows the Utility BodyWorn™ solution can save law enforcement agencies more than $12,000 per camera over five years.
Biloxi Police Department Selects Utility's BodyWorn™ Cameras to Optimize the Transparency of its Body Camera Program
BILOXI, Miss., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that the Biloxi, Mississippi Police Department has officially approved the deployment of 120 BodyWorn™ body cameras and 100 Rocket™ in-vehicle wireless routers to supply its officers with state-of-the-art communication and video recording technology. BodyWorn™ is currently the only body camera product on the market that offers smart, automated recording capabilities.
Two More Law Enforcement Agencies Choose Utility's Rocket IoT™ to Equip Police Vehicles With Smart In-Car Recording Technology
ATLANTA, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced today that the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department inAlabama and the Cameron Parish Sheriff's Department in Louisiana have officially chosen to equip their patrol cars with Utility's Rocket IoT™ smart, in-vehicle video recording technology.
LILBURN AND MARIETTA POLICE DEPARTMENTS CHOOSE BODYWORN™ AS THEIR BODY-WORN CAMERA SOLUTION
ATLANTA, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. announced that BodyWorn™, the only police body camera system that provides policy-based recording and automatic video redaction will be deployed by the Lilburn and Marietta Police Departments, both based in the Atlanta area. Lilburn and Marietta are the latest in a growing list of police agencies to adopt the smart capabilities that BodyWorn™ offers.
BOWIE POLICE DEPARTMENT CHOOSES BODYWORN™ AS ITS BODY CAMERA SOLUTION
ATLANTA, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. officially announced that BodyWorn™ is now the official body camera for the Bowie Police Department in Bowie, Maryland. The five-year agreement includes 55 BodyWorn™ units and 55 Rocket IoT™ units to provide the Department with state-of-the-art transparency and video management capabilities. The program is expected to be fully deployed by the end of June 2016.
Utility Awarded U.S. Patent 9,282,495 for Automatic Switching to the Optimal Cellular Data Network
ATLANTA, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility Associates, Inc., announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded patent 9,282,495 for a device that can automatically switch to the optimal 3G / 4G-LTE cellular data network and carrier as a vehicle travels between Geofence Zones. This technology is embedded in the company's new Rocket IoT™ Video Vehicle Wireless Router.
BodyWorn™ Now With Immediate HD Video Playback, Real-Time Classification, and Voice-to-Text Notes
ATLANTA, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest upgrade to the BodyWorn™ smart body-worn camera system is now available to instantly playback recorded HD video, classify video by retention categories, and enter notes via text entry and voice-to-text recognition. BodyWorn™ is the only body camera solution that can be configured to allow police officers to view recorded video on their body-worn device immediately after recording to improve the accuracy of incident classification.
Atlanta Department of Corrections Becomes First Detention Facility to Deploy BodyWorn™ Camera Technology
ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. officially announced today the Atlanta Department of Corrections has deployed Utility's BodyWorn™ police body cameras—the only automated, policy-based, body-worn police camera currently available on the market. The Atlanta Department of Corrections is the first and only detention facility to equip its personnel with BodyWorn recording technology to document interactions with inmates. Doing so enhances transparency, improves safety and bolsters trust between staff and detainees.
LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT (CA) DEPLOYS BODYWORN™ AS ITS BODY CAMERA SYSTEM
Long Beach, California (January 13, 2016)—Utility announced today the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) in Long Beach, California will deploy Utility’s BodyWorn™ police body camera. With more than 800 sworn-in officers, the LBPD is the second largest municipal police agency in Los Angeles County and provides law enforcement services to the seventh-largest city in the State of California.
Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Announces Partnership with Utility to Deploy 300 BodyWorn™ OfficerWorn Cameras
Atlanta, Georgia (January 11, 2016)—Utility, Inc. officially announced today that the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has chosen to use Utility’s BodyWorn™ as it prepares to deploy 300 officer-worn cameras in 2016. The decision to deploy BodyWorn was based on the system’s seamless connectivity to the Rocket™ in-vehicle recording platform. Utilizing Generation 2 recording and video management technology is expected to give the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office more financial flexibility, enhance officer efficiency, and bring a new level of transparency to the office’s relationship with the community it serves.
UTILITY ANNOUNCES THREE MORE POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT WILL BE USING BODYWORN™
ATLANTA, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, Inc. officially announced today that three more police departments throughout the United States have recently selected BodyWorn™ as their officer-worn camera system. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office in Texas, the Long Beach Police Department in California, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Georgia will all deploy BodyWorn during 2016.
UTILITY APPOINTS THREE KEY MEMBERS TO ITS STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD
ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility, the industry's only provider of policy-based police video recording and management software, officially announced today the appointment of three members to its Strategic Advisory Board. Retired Commissioner of the New York City Office of Emergency Management Joe Bruno, former Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin, and retired US House of Representatives Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Livingood will provide strategic guidance as Utility provides BodyWorn / In-Vehicle Video and Internet of Things solutions to first responders, utilities, and public transit agencies in the US and around the world.
DECATUR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DEPLOY UTILITY'S BODYWORN™ CAMERAS
Atlanta, Georgia (October 07, 2015)—Utility Associates, Inc. today officially announced that the Decatur Police Department in Decatur, Georgia is currently deploying Utility’s BodyWorn™ police body cameras—the only automated, policy-based body-worn police camera currently available on the market.
Smart Redaction™ for Police body-worn video
DECATUR, Ga., Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An Atlanta-based technology company, Utility Associates, Inc., today announced it has unveiled a state-of-the-art software that will blur-out faces and personally identifiable markings such as body tattoos to protect the privacy and identity of victims, innocent bystanders, minors and undercover police officers in police In-Car and Body-Worn video. This technology, Smart Redaction™, will save millions of dollars in manual video redaction labor costs and further ensure police protection, accountability and transparency.
Poll Shows Americans United in Need for Police Body Cameras
Atlanta, Georgia (August 31, 2015) – In a time of deep partisan divide, no other issue has united Americans like the need for police body cameras that will reliably record interactions with citizens and criminal suspects. A new nation-wide poll released today by Utility shows nearly 9 out of 10 people (89%) support equipping officers with body cameras. This unanimity crosses all political divides among Democrats (91%), Republicans (88%) and Independents (90%).