NYPD Officers to Begin Wearing Body Cameras as Part of Settlement

Sixty New York City police officers will wear body cameras as part of a pilot program in the wake of a federal lawsuit [see SecurityHive’s original article here.] challenging the department’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactics and the recent death of Eric Garner during an arrest, city officials said. Police Commissioner William Bratton announced the program Thursday, saying officers in at least one precinct in each of New York City’s five boroughs will begin wearing the surveillance devices.

LE Body Worn Camera Used by Over 4000 Police Agencies Worldwide

The LE3 is rugged, waterproof, and easy to use. The camera clips to a uniform to record both the actions of the wearer and those in its field of view. LE3 features include HD video resolution, 16GB internal memory, and up to 12 hours of record time. The LE3 camera is powered by VIEVU’s VERIPATROL™ software system. Video evidence is securely stored and cataloged with a FIPS 140-2 compliant digital signature process, to verify the video has not been altered.

VIEVU Announces Availability Of VIEVU2, Military-Grade Wearable Wi-Fi Video Camera

VIEVU, the industry leader in body worn video (BWV) for Law Enforcement announced availability of its VIEVU², the first ruggedized, wearable video camera for "Prosumers" and the professional workforce built on the same military-grade technology used by law enforcement and government agencies. The VIEVU² camera protects against erroneous accountability/liability, efficiently and accurately documents claims, and […]

Body-Worn Cameras Herald New Era Of Police And Citizen Accountability

The trial of body-worn cameras by several police forces will herald a dramatic drop in complaints against police if a similar trial in California is any measure. Video surveillance manufacturers will certainly watch with interest at the prospect of this nascent surveillance market burgeoning. Roughly the size of a cigarette packet and manufactured by Taser, […]

Seattle-Based Wearable Camera Maker Focusing On Prosumer Market

Steve Ward had wearable cameras in his sights when he was a Seattle police officer on bike patrols in the late 1990s. Back then, he figured body-worn devices could show 100 percent of what a cop deals with on a daily basis, rather than the 5 percent or so that is seen on the dashboard camera videos that have become a staple of evening newscasts. Yet, Ward had to wait for the technology to catch up with his ideas. “Now we have smaller batteries, longer life and smaller image sensors,” he said. Ward now also has his own six-year-old company, VIEVU, and an initial body-worn camera that’s been successfully marketed to the law enforcement community. That product is now used by 3,000 agencies in 16 countries. Ward’s newest product, the VIEVU2 (VIEVU Squared), is a response to requests he was hearing from a different marketplace as he was selling his first wearable camera. “We’d get a lot of people coming to us saying, ‘hey, make us a camera that we can use to protect our businesses, or protect ourselves and our jobs,” Ward said. “So we listened to what the market said.” The VIEVU Squared is the result: a rugged, square-ish camera that fits in the palm of a hand, and is primarily targeting home service professionals, security personnel or business owners. “These are professionals that have liability in their jobs, or a business person who wants to protect their company. So we make a camera that they can […]

VIEVU Partnership With Motorola Solutions For Line Of Body Worn Cameras

VIEVU, the industry leader in body worn video (BWV) for police, law enforcement and other security organizations, today announced its partnership with Motorola Solutions, enabling Motorola to add a small form-factor, highly secure body worn video (BWV) solution camera to their existing security product line. The advancement of video technology offers new tools to law […]