Video surveillance is transforming the way first responders react to an emergency situation and helping keep cities safe.
An International Association of Chiefs of Police study has shown that 93 percent of officer misconduct charges are overturned by video evidence, and other research shows a majority of defendants plead out when their activities are captured on video.
Motorola Solutions said its advanced video solutions allow first responders to view real-time, 24/7 visuals of their communities.
They are given immediate access to view commercial districts, neighborhoods, high-risk areas, crowded public events, dangerous intersections, public transit vehicles and municipal buildings when they’re not physically on the scene. Live, mobile video streaming from the scene back to the command center or eventually to hand-held devices – such as Motorola’s LEX 700 Mission Critical Handheld – enhances coordination of efforts from all officers and response teams.
“Video solutions are transforming how public safety workers respond to a critical situation without compromising their safety and effectiveness," said Bruce Brda, vice president of Global Solutions and Services, Motorola Solutions.