More police deploy Motorola mobile video system
Motorola announced that police departments in Toledo, Ohio; Southold, N.Y.; Kennersville and Cary, N.C.; and Bossier Parish, La., have deployed its Mobile Enforcer system.
Earlier this year the system was deployed by the Wilmington (N.C.) Police Department — which beta-tested the system over an 18-month period — and the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department in Richmond, Va.
The system includes an in-vehicle digital video recorder (DVR) and digital camera, as well as a video management system that resides within the department. It offers 24-hour recording, a 60 GB storage capacity that enables 24-hour recording and MPEG-2 compression and an auto-zoom function that lets the camera capture automobile license plates, even in low-light environments, according to Motorola.
Motorola plans to add an infrared digital camera to the system in August that will be mounted on the outside of the vehicle and which will focus strictly on vehicle license plates. In addition, Motorola said it would provide by first quarter 2006 the ability to upload video footage to the video management system located at the department via a 4.9 GHz mesh network, which would eliminate the need for removing the DVR from the vehicle.