The Hamilton County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Office will begin using drones to gather evidence for court cases, detect bombs and find missing persons. However, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond assures the public the equipment will not invade people’s right to privacy. Hammond spoke Monday at a news conference to announce plans to use the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Sheriff’s Office is among more than 80 law enforcement agencies, colleges and other government agencies across the country that have been granted or applied for permits to fly the aircraft, according to a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office news release. Hammond said Hamilton County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security also has the equipment.
Digital Watchdog announces the release of the new DW Mobile Witness™ mobile application for iOS smart phones and tablets. The DW Mobile Witness app turns the camera on a supported smartphone or tablet into a surveillance camera that can be viewed and recorded with a Digital Watchdog® VMAX IP PLUS™ PoE Network Video Recorder (NVR).
Made by Dotworkz, BASH (Ballistic Anti-Shock Housing) is an amphibious, extreme off-road, and all-environment-ready camera protection. It is designed to work flawlessly with all mini-dome, HD, megapixel, micro PTZ, action, and specialty cameras. BASH™ is the first of its kind providing the ultimate mobilized security protection for your camera. BASH was designed to withstand anything that this world can throw at it, literally. BASH’s strength comes from it’s High Impact Lenses and with the optional Armored Reflective Lens you can both hide and protect the equipment inside. It has a unique 12 point floating stabilization system called Shell-Shock Vibration Suppression.
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that Delta MP5000 mobile deployable vehicle crash barriers were ordered by the Secret Service for the upcoming Democratic Convention running July 25-28 in Philadelphia. The totally self-contained MP5000s tow into position to control vehicle access within 15 minutes.
With the help of a major federal grant, all of the municipal buses in Ocean City, Maryland’s fleet could be outfitted with surveillance cameras inside and out. At Tuesday’s Transportation Committee meeting, Public Works Director Hal Adkins told members the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) was considering including a $500,000 investment in a state-of-the-art video and audio surveillance camera system on all of the buses and vehicles in Ocean City’s fleet as part of the agency’s fiscal year 2017 allocation to the resort. Adkins said the offer “came out of left field” and the discussions were only cursory at this time, but the MTA was encouraging Ocean City to accept the offer.
Netvision will be exhibiting at booth 552 and is excited to introduce its new line of mobile surveillance trailers and pole mount camera systems to the thousands of law enforcement officers who will be in attendance. Their new line of security and surveillance solutions was designed specifically for law enforcement, military, homeland security and emergency management applications.
Reliance High-Tech has expanded its popular range of Reliance Protect services with the launch of the rtouch™, a small, ultra-lightweight emergency alert device that offers lone workers enhanced personal protection, support and two-way communication whenever they may be exposed to heightened risk while at work.
The officer-involved shooting Sunday, March 1, on skid row that left a man dead could be an early test of the Los Angeles Police Department’s new body camera program for officers. The encounter was recorded by body cameras worn by at least one of the officers involved in the incident.
At the end of last year, the Obama administration pledged $263 million in federal funding for police training and body cameras. Since then, cities around the country, from New York to LA, have been testing body cameras in their police forces. But we’ve yet to see what any of that body camera footage actually looks like – until now.
Aerialtronics and Bosch Security Projects have initiated a strategic cooperation aimed at making “video drones”, or drones equipped with video cameras, for improved security applications. The rationale for Bosch to choose Aerialtronics for this joint project is the high level of reliability, stability and versatility offered by our Altura unmanned aerial systems (UAS).