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Protecting law enforcement officers and supplying them with situational awareness has become more and more important over the backdrop of evolving threats. A new tactical helmet with an integrated camera that captures audio and full 360° video surrounding the officer at all times is a first of its kind in the world. Specifically designed for the fluidity and uncertainty of tactical operations faced by law enforcement officers, corrections officers, SWAT teams and the military, the Tactical 360 is a riot helmet with a low-profile camera integrated into the top of the helmet. It combines a rugged construction with simplicity resulting in a balance of high tech and functionality. It is designed to protect and improve the officers’ effectiveness in the field, and meet various threat levels including low-velocity projectiles, bottles, rocks, and bricks.
The low-profile helmet location provides mobility and doesn’t divert the officer’s attention.
The Tactical 360 technology was developed by Blue Line Innovations. Riot face shields fit over most gas masks with an optional rubber seal to prevent fluids from getting into the officer’s face and eyes. Each helmet can be fully customized from paint to interior options, fastening options, and riot accessories, according to preweb.com.
The camera does not reflect any lights or LCD screen that might mark the officer as a target.
Among its features, Bluetooth triggers the video when emergency equipment is activated. The system is Web-based and has intuitive Digital Case & Evidence Management solution called Fortify.
The camera offers a 12-hour operation time – 4 hours continuous record. The helmet is waterproof and shockproof, according to the company website.
The company partnered with helmet manufacturer Super Seer to incorporate its body-worn 360° camera technology into the helmets.