Body worn video to adorn NSW police
The Fujitsu PalmSecure offers palm-vein authentication, allowing field officers to collect evidence and live-stream video feeds back to operational command units.
Jointly designed by Fujitsu and m-View for the NSW Police Force, and manufactured by FireCam, the body worn video (BWV) solution incorporates a scalable software platform that includes the storage, search, playback and access controls required to support officers in performing their regular duties as well as secure the chain of custody of digital evidence.
“We know the body worn video solution will have clear benefits for the NSW Police Force in the collection of evidentiary data,” said Mike Foster, chief executive officer of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand.
“Fujitsu has worked on various projects with NSW Police for over a decade and this relationship, along with our experience supporting other police services nationally, has helped us design the answer to their unique needs.
“We are confident this solution will reduce administrative overheads and provide a mechanism for gathering more reliable evidence.”
Fujitsu claims the PalmSecure palm vein reader offers the most secure and reliable forms of biometric authentication available on the market, granting the police force added security by allowing them to check in their equipment at the end of each shift with the assurance that the evidence gathered is aligned to the correct source.
As well as enhancing processes for collection of evidence, the solution is expected to deliver other benefits including improvements in customer service and officer training, and the reduction of injury to officers while on the job.
It is anticipated it will also help to improve processes for statement and brief preparation, prosecutions and complaint investigations.
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