Amsterdam Police have begun implementing the LE50 HD body cameras from Force Protection Video Equipment for evaluation, through their exclusive European distributor.
From now on, more than one hundred agents carry cameras to capture incidents.
It is not mandatory for agents to use the bodycam. They can tell themselves when they turn on the camera; When a situation escalates or already. The police are going to investigate which moment is most effective.
Agents must tell the bystanders that they are filming. Some of the 115 bodycams can stream the images so that the reporting room can live live.
The images are stored in a secure network for four weeks. Only if they are needed afterwards, they will stay longer.
(POLICE: Bodycams to counter violence against agents. Courtesy of NOS and YouTube)
Force Protection Video LE50 cameras are rugged HD design incorporating Ambarella made chips that allow cameras and other devices to record high definition video.
Using the Ambarella chip design, the chip supplier of the popular GoPro sports cameras, the LE50 HD body cameras are state-of-the-art.
The LE50 cameras are FCC, IC and Ce certified. These certifications help insure potential customers of the quality of our products.
The added cost absorbed in obtaining these certifications evidence their commitment to providing quality products that are accepted worldwide.
(See the LE50, the first bodycam with voice announcement and white diode lighting, in action. Courtesy of Force Protection Video and YouTube)
“We are hopeful the successful implementation of the LE50 by the Amsterdam Police is the first step in our international marketing of the Force Protection Body camera systems,” said Paul Feldman the Company’s CEO.
The LE50 key design features are:
- Industry leading record time (10 hours @1080,12 hours @720)
- 50 hours of standby time
- 32GB of internal tamper proof storage
- White LED illumination
- Audio announcements
- GPS recording
- 30 second pre and post record
- Integration with VeriPic© Evidence Management Software
The Force Protection LE50 Bodycam is the first to body camera to include a built-in audio announcement feature.
- When the camera first starts to record an audible announcement clearly states “ATTENTION AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING HAS STARTED”,
- Additionally, when the camera’s recording mode an audible announcement states, “ATTENTION AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING HAS STOPPED.”
Studies show when someone is made aware of a recording taking place their attitude and demeanor tend to turn more positive and less aggressive towards police officers.
Furthermore, the LE50 uses white diode lighting in our design as an additional safety issue.
Cameras that utilize IR lighting can be harmful due the brightness of the IR light and the fact that the human eye does not react to this source of light, there is a high probability of damage or injury when a person looks directly into such lighting.
VeriPic® is a leading supplier of enterprise photo and evidence management software to Law Enforcement Agencies, Military, Medical Institutions and Corporate customers.