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Vehicle-based surveillance has increasingly become an efficient means for police and crowd control missions.  A new vehicle-based video surveillance platform aims to change Law Enforcement methodology in collecting and processing audio and video. Point Blank Enterprises (PBE), specializing in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high-performance protective solutions, recently announced its entry into the surveillance vehicle market with the introduction of the IRIS COVERT product line.

According to the company’s press release, vehicle-based surveillance platforms have been in use by Law Enforcement for over 30 years in the areas of narcotics enforcement, public corruption and many other types of missions. These platforms provide a critical component for evidence gathering and officer safety. However, from the earliest vehicles up until today, existing solutions always involve the combination of many different independent systems, complex configurations, many switches and buttons.

This is exactly where IRIS COVERT will enter the equation. The development focuses on ease of use along with officer safety. The technology delivers single button and touch screen operation, complete remote operation, central command viewing, a unified interface for all systems, easy to use software and industry leading run-time using the latest in Lithium Ion battery technology.

This platform allows law enforcement agents to easily detect, locate, classify, and track targets to achieve operational requirements. The platform provides unique hardware and software features that provide a truly integrated user experience, and unique capabilities.

“Customers are faced with complex issues and limited options when it comes to vehicle-based surveillance systems today,” said Michael Foreman, EVP International Business Development / Federal Sales / Marketing at PBE. “As a complete turnkey system, combining powerful and integrated software, advanced IP-based camera technology and an easy to use interface, the IRIS COVERT solution provides Law Enforcement with a powerful, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use surveillance solution for the war on drugs and counterterrorism efforts.”