New Storage Solution to Help Police Cope with Body Cam Data

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Police body cams have become a frequent measure in the law enforcement sectors worldwide. The public demand seems to be going up for these cameras both for police accountability as well as protection from suspects changing their stories. More and more law enforcement agencies are adopting this technology with 95% of large police departments in the United States now using these cameras.

One important issue that often goes under-addressed is what to do with the massive amount of data that is being generated by these cameras, the time they are required to be stored, and the significant cost in dealing with this data.

StorageCraft has developed a new storage solution for this sector. The StorageCraft for Law Enforcement solution is aimed specifically at law enforcement and more specifically it gives them a simple and scalable storage solution for body-worn cameras (or body cams). The technology can help law enforcement keep costs down associated with data storage.

Law enforcement agencies can store data both on-prem with off-site backup. Moreover, in the event of failure, recovery can be achieved in minutes. And speaking of short times, the solution is said to be able to be installed and working in under 15 minutes.

Where other storage products on the market cost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, the StorageCraft solution starts at a fraction of that cost.

It is highly scalable and flexible. Law enforcement agencies can start with ten terabytes of storage and scale up to petabytes in the same cluster. They can add any number of drives, anytime and in any granularity to meet their storage requirements. And, when they expand their available storage capacity there is zero configuration and no application downtime.

The development is also easy to manage and replicate. Setting up remote replication is as simple as three mouse clicks. In fact, the software is architected to make storage management and remote replication easy and efficient, without the need for high-level storage expertise.