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Point Blank Enterprises (PBE), a leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, has been recently awarded a five-year contract by the North Miami City Council to provide the North Miami (FL) Police Department with IRIS Cam body worn cameras, together with a collaborative case management system from Genetec Inc., a leading provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions.
PBE and Genetec will develop 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.
According to policemag.com, the IRIS Cam is designed to give a solution for law enforcement agencies request to provide a visual and audio record of officers’ interactions with the public and help agencies improve evidence collection.
The Genetec Clearance case management system is designed to make police officers, investigators, and security managers able to gather digital evidence from the IRIS Cam and other sources such as cellphone footage from bystanders or witnesses and easily store, manage, review, and share it from a single application.
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 third parties or when fulfilling public record requests. All user actions initiated within the system, whether internal or external, are automatically tracked.
“These devices 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,” he explained.