AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 43

Volume 6 July-Aug 2016 Edition DeKalb County PD Chooses BodyWorn™ Body Camera (Videos) (Learn More about BodyWorn™, the smartest body camera in the industry, helping police officers automatically capture, offload and view media evidence. Courtesy of BodyWorn and YouTube) Utility’s BodyWorn(TM) is the only police body camera system that provides policy-based recording and automatic video redaction 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 includeLilburn, Marietta,Clayton County, the Atlanta Department of Corrections and Decatur inGeorgia; Bexar County in Texas; Colorado Springs inColorado; and Long Beach inCalifornia; Biloxi in Mississippi; and others throughout the country. “The purchase of this technology will benefit police officers and the public by providing an added layer of transparency and accountability,” said DeKalb County’s interim CEO,Lee May. “This is another important investment in community-oriented policing and proof of our commitment to use technology to aid in building trust and mutual respect between law enforcement and those they are sworn to protect.” The BodyWorn™ software operates on a 4G-LTE smartphone that is embedded into the officer’s uniform. The camera always points forward and will not be knocked askew or fall off during a struggle or when the officer is running. Wi-Fi and 4G-LTE connectivity, and BodyWorn’s™ Smart Offload software, provides immediate video upload to secure storage in the police car or cloud storage. In addition, video is encrypted as it is recorded, so it is not vulnerable to tampering, mishandling, or loss, and officers do not have to travel back to the police station hours later to manually upload video by putting the camera into a docking station. BodyWorn™ can also live stream video directly to DeKalb County Central Dispatch during emergency situations. Robert McKeeman, CEO of Utility “We call DeKalb County home, and are honored to 43