The next generation of body camera technology with rescue capabilities has arrived
Sponsored by WOLFCOM
By Police Staff1 Brand Focus
Police bodycams have been around for about a decade and not much has changed since then – until now. Realizing that police and other body camera users deserve to have access to the latest operational technologies, WOLFCOM has created the new generation of WOLFCOM Commander Police handheld body camera.
Designed to operate efficiently and economically over commercial 4G / LTE wireless networks, the WOLFCOM Commander is a multifunctional smart body camera that can literally save an officer’s life. This is due to the built-in red SOS button on this body camera which transmits the wearer’s GPS position and live audio / video stream directly to the dispatch for immediate assistance.
The SOS call, which is managed by Wolfcom Enterprise’s Commander Online Platform System (COPS), allows the dispatcher to immediately initiate hands-free communications with the affected officer. The dispatcher can also see and hear what’s going on with the agent in real time while help is on the way. Since the WOLFCOM Commander meets IP68 ruggedness standards for resistance to dust, dirt and water (including immersion up to 30 minutes) and offers up to 15 hours of battery life with on a single battery charge, this device will continue to send this vital information no matter what.
Smartphone features improve security
Designed to incorporate the latest advancements in modern smartphone design, the compact WOLFCOM Commander (measuring 4 inches high by 2.4 inches wide by 0.71 inches thick and weighing just 6.3 ounces) is a device Secure Android which comes with built-in 4G / LTE and WiFi / Bluetooth / NFC connectivity. It comes with HD quality audio / video capture / recording, live video streaming to allow dispatcher to see what is happening at agent location, real-time GPS location tracking, connection One-button SOS emergency response, a 3.1-inch rear touchscreen that supports text messaging and video review, and a Push-to-Talk button that connects the wearer directly to other agents and distributes over their shared network.
Push to Talk capability
Commander also has a Push to Talk communication system over 4G / LTE allowing agents to communicate with other body camera users and send them in case their main radio goes out of range or runs out of battery.
Ease of use
Controlled by a large front-mounted button, the WOLFCOM Commander captures a real view of what’s going on with its built-in microphone and 140-degree wide-angle lens with rotating camera head. Audio / video is saved to the unit’s internal memory and streamed live as needed to be routed via 4G / LTE wireless.
At the end of the shift, the content of the WOLFCOM Commander is automatically uploaded to the on-site server of the service or to the cloud storage when the body camera is installed in its charging station – the internal memory being automatically erased once the file transfer complete. (Recordings on the WOLFCOM Commander are automatically encrypted and can be set to be deleted if the device is accessed by unauthorized users.)
To ensure accurate documentation of incidents, the WOLFCOM Commander has a pre-recording mode available which can capture the vital first moments of an incident, should the officer be distracted from activating his body camera immediately in the fire. the action. The Geotag system integrated into the system electronically marks the date, time and GPS coordinates on each video and photo file as well as the officer’s badge number.
For maximum recording efficiency, the WOLFCOM Commander comes with built-in automatic programmable night vision to capture detailed video in low light conditions. It also has a programmable public awareness light on the front surface of the body camera to alert the public that they are being checked in, or show other officers where the wearer is at any given time.
Addition to a wider universe of evidence
On its own, the WOLFCOM Commander is a smart body camera. When connected to the WOLFCOM Evidence Management System (WEMS), the Commander is part of a much larger and more efficient universe of evidence.
Available in languages such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Arabic and Russian, the web-based WEMS can serve as a secure central storage point for all audio / video files from WOLFCOM Commander, with access provided to authorized police / prosecutor personnel via a secure private VPN (virtual private network). They can use WEMS to share evidence and records, knowing the proper chain of custody rules are being followed through real-time electronic access documentation.
WEMS is CJIS compliant and user friendly, which is why it is used today by hundreds of law enforcement and security agencies around the world. The system allows officers to easily manage evidence files (such as videos, audios, photos and documents) through an intuitive interface. Users with the appropriate rights and privileges can also generate audit trail reports of these evidence files, tag and verify the integrity of each asset, and automatically purge these files according to their department’s retention policies.
Users Deserve Smarter Bodycams Now
The many features provided by the WOLFCOM Commander body camera, along with the power of the WOLFCOM evidence management system, are precisely what police and other body camera users need and deserve right now.
In an age when public confidence in law enforcement is at an all-time low, reliable and detailed body camera images are indispensable for services striving to restore that trust. At the same time, agents need to know that dispatch can see and hear what is happening to them as it happens, and that dispatch can send help to these agents when needed.
The WOLFCOM Commander body camera can do all of this and more. In combination with WEMS, the WOLFCOM Commander is among the highest performing body cameras available to law enforcement today.
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