The Henderson Police Department is partnering with Utility Incorporated to add a tool the department and the company say improves upon traditional body cameras.
"Traditionally they've been manual on off in nature, magnetically mounted or clipped to the outside of the uniform, which is rife with issue,” said Chris Lindenau with Utility Incorporated. “The types of circumstances when officers are least equipped to find the manual on off button to their camera are those same circumstances when agencies are expecting, and the public is expecting, to have video."
The technology automatically activates officers' body cameras when they withdraw and re-holster their guns. The cameras are also activated when the system detects the sound of officers firing, or when they're fired upon.Read More
The Partners in Innovation award category recognizes APN Technology Partners implementing a program or service on behalf of a government or school district.Read More
The Yazoo City Police Department is the latest Mississippi law enforcement agency to incorporate high tech equipment.
Officers now wearing the Pileum body cameras, which can record their movements on patrol.
Utility, Inc. announced today that the West Lafayette Police Department(WLPD) of West Lafayette, Indiana has fully deployed BodyWorn™ police cameras and Rocket IoT™ in-car video recording and communications systems.
WLPD joins five law enforcement agencies in Indiana in selecting BodyWorn as their official partner in implementing body camera technology.Read More
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputies here are participating in a body-worn camera pilot program approved by County Supervisors last spring.
The $122,000 contract with Georgia-based Utility Associates Inc., approved on March 7, provided 70 cameras for the Apple Valley and Highland sheriff’s stations.Read More
Gainesville police officers will be equipped with new body cameras next year.
Gainesville City Council members authorized City Manager Barry Sullivan to enter into a 5-year contract with Utility Associates, Inc. to provide mobile video recording equipment, body-worn cameras and a cloud-based digital evidence management system for the Gainesville Police Department.Read More
Beginning this week, the Arlington Police Department will begin issuing body cameras to all sworn officers, sergeants and lieutenants.
The cameras, a product named Bodyworn manufactured by Utility Associates of Decatur, Georgia, will be on some uniforms and in the field as soon as this week.Read More
Each officer and detective in the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD) will be fitted with state-of-the-art equipment after DeKalb officials approved the purchase of approximately 200 body cameras.
According to DKPD Police Chief James Conroy, the purchase will allow the department to provide all officers and detectives body cameras.
"I'm excited about these cameras," Conroy said. "They're scalable, they're upgradable and the company we purchase from is a DeKalb County company and they like to keep us happy. We like to be guinea pigs for some of the new technology they're testing."Read More
The West Lafayette Police Department is one of the first in the state to use cell-phone-based body cameras. Chief Jason Dombkowski is calling the program a game changer. The department started using the new 'BodyWorn' technology late last week. Officers no longer have to remember to press record in the field.
Ninety-five percent of police departments throughout the country are equipped with body cameras. Pascagoula police are now part of that statistic.
News 25’s Gina Tomlinson spoke with officers who say the new body cameras will make their police force more transparent and safe.Read More
If there was one overarching theme at the 12th annual Homeland Security Week conference opening session Wednesday, it was an examination of how intelligence agencies and police departments are expanding the ways they gather intelligence and collaborate...
Chris Lindenau, chief revenue officer at BodyWorn, said one of the issues with body cameras is that when police officers are in a threatening situation, they don’t always remember or think about turning on their cameras.
One idea might be to equip officers’ holsters with an electronic device that would automatically turn on the camera as soon as the gun was drawn. “That would only catch maybe half of the incident,” Lindenau said, because it would not show what happened earlier to cause the officer to draw a weapon. “A better solution – and we’re working on it – would be an audio trigger that would turn on the camera at the first sound of a gunshot.”
Yardarm Technologies, Inc., and Utility, Inc. announced today the jointly developed solution to allow Yardarm Holster Aware sensors to automatically activate the Utility BodyWorn Camera System upon weapon unholstering. This solution will be demonstrated at the BodyWorn booth (3537) throughout the 2017 IACP Conference and Exposition.Read More
Utility, Inc. announced today that they are in collaboration with Sony to develop Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) application with Sony's heightened video recognition technology, which is an add-on to existing Rocket IoT Vehicle video systems.
It will intelligently recognize vehicle design, catalog last known locations, and tag license plate information to recorded videos collected by the Utility Rocket IoT in-car video system at a fraction of the cost of conventional ALPR systems.Read More
Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff discusses how the future of policing will rely upon cameras, video and data management in the cloud
The Lawrence, Indiana Police Department’s body-worn camera program, which recently won the Amazon Web Services City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge, is an example of how technology can bolster the effectiveness of a police force. The city’s cloud-based body-worn camera program has allowed Lawrence PD to improve efficiency as well as better serve its citizens. It also reflects a changed landscape in American policing as departments move toward digital evidence collection and storage and deal with the issues involved in that shift.
Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff sees body-worn camera programs as inevitable and believes that in two to five years, body-worn cameras will be as universal as the badge, uniform, or gun.
Criminals are having a harder time hiding from justice now that Colorado Springs police have tiny cameras watching and recording them.
In the Colorado Springs Police Department's first year using body-worn cameras, the department has received fewer citizen complaints, internal affairs investigations are being resolved more quickly, and county prosecutors are getting convictions that before might have fallen flat, officials touted during a news conference Friday.Read More
Utility Associates, Inc. announces a significant investment from Dallas-based Hicks Holdings, LLC, to support the expansion of its BodyWorn™ product and position the company for growth within the first responder industry. BodyWorn is the only smart solution that incorporates GPS, motion sensors, real-time communications, live video streaming and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to meet the ever-evolving needs of law enforcement.Read More
DECATUR, Ga.— Utility, Inc. announced today that the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and Pascagoula Police Department in Mississippi have selected BodyWorn™ police cameras and Rocket IoT™ in-car video recording and communications systems. These departments join the Biloxi Police Department, Gulfport Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff's Office and Clinton Police Department in deploying smart BodyWorn cameras and Rocket IoT systems.Read More
Arlington police soon will join other departments around the country that have deployed body cameras to record interactions with the public.
But you might not notice the devices.
The City Council on Tuesday approved a three-year, $1.47 million contract for 350 miniature cameras that will be embedded in police uniforms, revealing only a quarter-size lens opening and appearing roughly in the center of the chest.Read More