The Moody Police Department in Alabama will be the first department in the state of Alabama and among the first departments in the world to formally deploy the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Cameras (WMC™), from Viridian® Weapon Technologies.
The Moody City Council voted to purchase and outfit all of the officers in the department with FACT Duty WMCs last month.
Viridian has created an important new category for law enforcement with the introduction of the FACT camera.
This unique Weapon-Mounted Camera provides an unobstructed view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras.
The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light.
(FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Cameras provide crucial and groundbreaking perspective in use of force incidents including officer-involved shootings. Viridian’s patented INSTANT-ON technology ensures the camera starts recording the moment the weapon is unholstered. Courtesy of Viridian Weapon Tech and YouTube. Posted on May 17, 2018.)
Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster.
Protect your department now with Viridian’s® FACT™ Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera.
Threat can arise in an instant. You can react just as fast.
The split-second you draw, INSTANT-ON (formerly known as Enhanced Combat Readiness – ECR) system ignites the brilliant green laser and/or taclight — targeting, blinding, intimidating in one reflex-fast move.
Suddenly you’ve got the advantage.
(See how Viridian’s FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera can help law enforcement at a traffic stop. Courtesy of Viridian Weapon Tech and YouTube. Posted on Apr 24, 2018.)
Not only does INSTANT-ON eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment.
(Viridian® ECR® INSTANT-ON® is the most advanced and easiest laser/light activation system available today. Learn from WARTAC CQC trainer Rich Nance how and why you need to equip your weapon with the best. Courtesy of Viridian Weapon Tech and YouTube. Posted on Apr 18, 2016.)
FACT WMCs do not require the purchase of supplemental equipment or services and are designed exclusively to answer the needs of today’s officers.
The WMCs fit on existing standard-issue firearms and fit seamlessly in multiple duty holster platforms.
The cameras feature a battery life of over three hours to handle virtually any scenario. They also incorporate secured data access and are easily rechargeable.
Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.
The WMC generates just a small fraction of the data to manage compared to other law enforcement recording options because it only records when the officer’s weapon is drawn.
This results in significantly lower comparative data management costs.
(WVTM Birmingham covers the Moody, AL police has started testing out Viridian Weapon Technologies FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Cameras (WMCs) to increase transparency with the public. Courtesy of WVTM Birmingham, Viridian Weapon Tech and YouTube. Posted on May 22, 2018.)
“The Moody Police Department’s implementation of our WMC is an extremely important milestone,” explains Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen.
“This is a tremendous leap forward for policing.”
“Current events point to the fact that body and dash cameras alone are inadequate, and because of this, nearly 200 police departments across the country are now in the process of testing and implementing FACT Duty WMCs in their departments.”
“These WMCs provide an unfettered perspective for officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents, and our products help show what really happened.”
The FACT Duty fits all Safariland® light bearing holsters.
To Learn More about FACT Duty WMCs, please visit ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT-Duty-Learn-More.
(Learn More. Hear from Rob Pincus of the Personal Defense Network (PDN) on the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Cameras. The Viridian FACT Duty is a duty-grade, weapon-mounted camera that provides HD video and audio at the crucial moment when an officer is required to unholster their weapon. INSTANT-ON® technology means the camera starts recording the moment the weapon is drawn. Courtesy of Personal Defense Network (PDN), Viridian Weapon Tech and YouTube. Posted on Mar 14, 2018.)