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Body cameras are used by police officers in order to record events in which they or other law enforcers are involved. One of the challenges in the use of the devices is battery life. Currently, body cameras can not be used beyond a full shift until they were charged for 4 hours. A new body camera is the first to address law enforcement’s need for cameras that remain operational beyond a 12-hour shift.
The WatchGuard V300 body-worn camera launched by Motorola Solutions is equipped with swappable battery packs, 128 GB of memory and secure wireless uploading enable it to operate continuously.
The device will become part of the Motorola Solutions mission-critical ecosystem of unified voice, data, video and analytics.
The camera, along with the Evidence Library Rapid Check-out Kiosk, changes how a body-worn camera program can be deployed, according to securityinfowatch.com. Cameras can be pooled between officers, so agencies may purchase fewer cameras than they have officers. A camera can be returned at the end of one shift, electronically reassigned and immediately checked out with a spare battery pack to another officer who is starting the very next shift.
Video files are encrypted on the device, and the files can be wirelessly uploaded to the cloud-based or on-premise evidence management system via wireless networks. Files can also be rapidly transferred using the new Transfer Station II, which transfers files much faster than competing docking stations.
The WatchGuard V300 body camera can also be integrated with WatchGuard’s 4RE in-car video systems, allowing for the capture of synchronized video of an incident from multiple vantage points.