There are many useful public-safety applications on the market today, but a constructive dialogue is needed between first responders and application developers to ensure that public safety’s needs are met in the future, according to speakers on an IWCE Virtual Show panel.
The Chicago-area suburb of Elgin is using Motorola Solutions’ real-time intelligence console (RIC) technology to put public and private video surveillance on a single platform that integrates with the computer-aided dispatch mapping software in the 911 center, according to city police officials.
VIEVU CEO and co-founder Steve Ward discusses the rapid increase in public-safety agencies purchasing body-worn cameras since the tumultuous events began occurring this summer in Ferguson, Mo. Ward also highlights his company’s partnerships with industry giants like Motorola Solutions and Microsoft during this conversation with IWCE’s Urgent Communications Editor Donny Jackson.
Paul Hughes, chief operating officer for Guardian 8, demonstrates the capabilities of the company’s G8 Pro V2, which is a pepper-spray device that includes an integrated audio alarm and video-recording functionality. Hughes tells IWCE’s Urgent Communications Associate Editor Jill Nolin that the device is ideal for security personnel and teachers.
NICE Systems’ Suspect Search is being used in four proof-of-concept (POC) deployments to demonstrate the functionality of the video-analytics solution, which is designed to leverage existing video-surveillance cameras to identify suspects based on clothing and general appearance.