Genetec introduces app for evidence management
A strategic partnership involving Point Blank body-worn cameras and Genetec’s Clearance evidence management application is expected to enable law enforcement organizations to efficiently capture, process and share evidence to accelerate investigations.
Genetec, a provider of open-architecture, IP security solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Point Blank Enterprises (PBE), which produces high performance body armor. Through this partnership, Genetec and Point Blank will be able to offer law enforcement professionals a direct integration between the IRIS CAM body-worn camera and the new Genetec Clearance, a case management system designed to speed up investigations by allowing different organizations to collect, manage and share video evidence and other relevant case information.
Genetec Clearance allows security managers, police officers and investigators to gather digital evidence from a variety of sources such as the IRIS CAM, or other video management systems, as well as in-car systems and cellphone footage from bystanders and witnesses, and easily store, manage, review and share it from a single application.
“The partnership with Point Blank allows us to offer a turnkey body-wearable camera/evidence management solution to our customers. It will provide an intuitive and streamlined way to capture, manage and administer video evidence from the IRIS CAM into Genetec Clearance, eliminating manual processes and saving agencies time and money spent on managing cases,” said Christian Morin, vice-president cloud services, Genetec Inc.
“Law enforcement agencies will be able to benefit from enhanced intra- and inter- agency collaboration and transparency,” added Morin.
The integration of the IRIS CAM system with Genetec Clearance will allow for automated uploads, saving law enforcement officers time at the end of their shift. Once uploaded, the video can be viewed immediately, without the need for conversion. Post-incident tagging can also be added to the recording, to help with further classification of the event, and aid in locating the file for future searches or investigations.
Recordings can also be shared with both internal and external users, at the click of a button, speeding up the case management workflow. The unique identity redaction tool in Genetec Clearance can be applied to mask or blur sensitive information which will protect the privacy and identity of individuals when evidence is shared with prosecutors or in response to FOIA requests.
Point Blank says the IRIS CAM can help law enforcement agencies improve evidence collection and enhance officer accountability. Built in a ruggedized enclosure, the IRIS CAM provides ultra-high definition recording with a 140° FOV.
“By offering this integrated technology approach from Point Blank and Genetec, our respective end-users and channel partners will be able to bring a unique hardware/software turnkey solution to law enforcement and case management customers that has not previously been available,” said Paulo Motoki, chief operating officer, Point Blank Enterprises.
Genetec Clearance and IRIS CAM integration is expected to be available from Genetec channel partners and resellers in Q4 2016. It will be fully FedRAMP and CJIS compliant.