Point Blank Enterprises (PBE), has been awarded a five year contract to provide the North Miami Police Department with IRIS Cam body worn cameras, together with a collaborative case management system from Genetec, a leading provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions.
PBE and Genetec will offer the city of North Miami Police Department an integrated system that combines 120 IRIS Cam body-worn cameras and Genetec Clearance, a case management system designed to accelerate investigations by enabling different organizations to collect, manage and share video evidence.
The IRIS Cam is designed to meet the growing demand for law enforcement agencies to provide a visual and audio record of officers’ interactions with the public and help agencies improve evidence collection and enhance officer accountability.
(The IRIS CAM is an exciting new technology that brings the power of ultra-high definition video recording even closer to the action with a 140 degree field of vision. Courtesy of Point Blank Armor and YouTube)
Built in a ruggedized enclosure, the IRIS cam provides ultra-high definition recording with a 140° FOV, attachable to the shoulder loop or shirt pocket, the IRIS CAM provides a recording of the wearer’s line of sight while in the field.
A large front mounted button allows for easy one-touch recording, and the event tagging feature allows important video clips to be classified so they are automatically upon download.
Additionally, the system is able to support up to 30 seconds pre-recording along with audio (pre-recording of audio can be disabled). A long lasting field swappable lithium polymer battery ensures that the IRIS CAM will last through a whole shift.
The Genetec Clearance case management system is designed to speed up investigations by enabling different organizations to collect, manage and share video evidence, and other relevant case information.
It allows police officers, investigators and security managers to gather digital evidence from the IRIS Cam and other sources—such as cellphone footage from bystanders and witnesses and store surveillance video—and easily store, manage, review and share it from a single application.
(The increase in the amount of evidence gathered from surveillance systems, body cameras, and civilians can help solve crimes. However, it also presents new challenges for the investigation process. Genetec Clearance facilitates collaboration between security departments, outside agencies, and the public, to speed up investigations in a cost efficient manner. Courtesy of Genetec and YouTube)
The integration of the IRIS Cam system with Genetec Clearance allows for quick and simple uploads, saving officers time at the end of their shift.
Post-incident tagging can also be added to the recording, to help with further classification of the event and to aid in locating the file for future searches or investigations.
With built-in video redaction, Genetec Clearance protects the privacy of bystanders by allowing identifiable information to be masked, if video must be shared with 3rd parties or when fulfilling public record requests.
All user actions initiated within the system, whether internal or external, are automatically tracked to ensure the chain of custody of the evidence is maintained at all times.
“The IRIS Cam system and Genetec Clearance will help the city of North Miami Police Department achieve a streamlined and highly effective process of capturing, managing and administrating video evidence, which will ultimately save the city time and resources in managing cases over the long term,” stated Paulo Motoki, Chief Operating Officer, Point Blank Enterprises.
“With over 40 years of trusted service to law enforcement agencies around the world, we are proud to provide a unique hardware/software turnkey solution that will help strengthen accountability and transparency. This will result in more constructive encounters between the police and members of the community,” added Motoki.
Genetec™ develops open-architecture software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry.
Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based access control, video surveillance and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into one platform. security systems.