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Jan
02
2018

Genetec AutoVu: The Benefits Go Way Beyond Digital Chalking

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It’s time to have an important discussion. It's the one about manual chalking and why, when a highly-superior method of parking enforcement exists, many officers are still reaching out of their vehicles or walking from vehicle to vehicle to mark parked cars’ tires with a long chalk stick?The rudimentary practice of manual chalking is: ineffective in wet weather, documented to cause physical injury [Read More...]



Tags: ALPR AutoVu Digital chalking License Plate Recognition LPR Manual chalking
Categories: categoryPublic Safety categoryLPR (License Plate Recognition)



Sep
02
2015

A First Look at Microsoft Windows 10

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http:///Windows 10 is now available from Microsoft, with one reviewer calling it “a union of the best qualities of Windows 7 and Windows 8 -- the desktop features of the former with some of the touch-friendly aspects of the latter.” (Senior Editor Devindra Hardawar, engadget.com, July 28th 2015) Dan Allen, Regional Sales Manager for PCS Mobile, had been using it only for a few days on his [Read More...]



Tags: Microsoft operating system Panasonic PCS Mobile upgrade Windows 10
Categories: categoryPublic Safety categoryField Services categoryHealthcare



Jul
02
2015

Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned

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Over the past year, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), with support from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS Office), researched the use of body-worn cameras in police agencies. PERF interviewed more than 40 police executives who have experience with body-worn cameras, reviewed more than 20 body-worn camera policies submitted by police agencies, [Read More...]



Categories: categoryPublic Safety



Apr
02
2015

Baltimore Weighs the Hidden Cost of Police Body Cameras

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The total cost of body cameras in the first year alone would range from $5.5 million to $7.9 million. Much of the debate about whether police officers should be required to wear body cameras has focused on the need to increase accountability and transparency. Equally important in that debate is determining how cities and states would fund these programs, maintain the equipment and store and [Read More...]



Categories: categoryPublic Safety



Feb
16
2015

Do body cameras save taxpayers money?

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Local police agencies are purchasing body cameras. Some say it's actually saving tax payers money.Russellville Police Department's patrol officers and sergeants have used body cameras since 2013. Chief Shifflett says they've been able to use the video footage to exonerate police officers who are accused of wrong doings."Probably in just one [situation] alone, the cost of to defend what would have [Read More...]



Categories: categoryPublic Safety