Today’s camera and video technology offers unparalleled insight, and it’s invaluable on the job. It can assist you with patrol, investigations, identifying disturbed surfaces, locating evidence, search-and-rescue efforts and countless other missions. Check out some of the latest offerings in HD and thermal imaging cameras, as well as mobile digital video cameras for cruisers and motorcycles.
Digital Ally’s Thermal Ally Imaging Camera increases officers’ vision, safety and effectiveness, allowing them to work undetected. The system features a focus-free lens for fast target acquisition and multiple color palettes for accurate identification of targets and evidence. It records images or can output video, and can operate off the included NiMH rechargeable batteries or external power. Digital Ally 800/440-4947 www.digitalallyinc.com
Data911’s Mobile Digital Video (MDV) system is a complete mobile video management solution compatible with most in-vehicle mobile computer systems. MDV is available in three configurations—tethered, standalone or hybrid. The hardware includes Mobile Digital Video Recorder (MDVR), front and (optional) rear compact video cameras and a wireless microphone system. The MobileVid front-end software provides live viewing of the in-vehicle camera and review of audio/video data. The user interface is optimized for touch-screen functionality and features large buttons and controls. The VidNet video evidence management system features live streaming video to any secure location; real-time mapping that can be integrated with incident playback; continuous or incident-triggered video and audio capture; and integrated license plate recognition. Data911 510/865-9100 www.data911.com
Avigilon’s HD cameras, in resolutions from 1 to 16 megapixels, seamlessly integrate with the Avigilon Control Center Network Video Management Software to create a network-based surveillance solution. The cameras exploit the benefits of both ONVIF-compliant H.264 and JPEG2000 compression standards to provide system designers with maximum flexibility. The Avigilon Control Center captures, transmits, manages, stores, archives, plays back and exports HD video while efficiently handling bandwidth and storage. Avigilon Control Center has a modular, open architecture that allows system designers to integrate Avigilon solutions with existing assets, including analog and IP cameras, access control and other intrusion systems. Avigilon 604/629-5182 www.avigilon.com
L-3 Mobile-Vision’s Flashback2 Digital Video Recorder is ideal for motorcycles because it can withstand constant shock and vibration, and its 3.5" LCD monitor console and Cycle-Vision are weatherproof. The recorder features in-vehicle incident classification, file transfer, pre-event recording, a patented VoiceLink Plus wireless microphone and a GPS module. The Trace feature enables fast and accurate tracking of location(s) for evidence that was discarded during a chase sequence. The recorder draws less than 2 amps of power, so it won’t drain a motorcycle's battery. The recorder's Advanced MPEG-4 Compression and 720-x-480 resolution provides a balance between good quality video and file storage requirements. L-3 Mobile-Vision 800/336-8475 www.mobile-vision.com