Policing in the 21st Century saw major advances in technology and operational efficiency and an increased focus on accountability. Citizens play a huge role in the equation as critical first communicators at crime and accident scenes. The perspective of the law enforcement officer (LEO) is equally vital. And today, that perspective is frequently, and increasingly, captured by using body-worn cameras (BWCs).
This IBM® Redpaper™ publication aims to identify the key technical areas to address when a police agency deploys BWCs. However, rather than focus on the camera itself, we describe a powerful IBM platform that provides an end-to-end solution to help police agencies manage their BWC programs, save money, and adhere to the growing list of rules that govern the use of BWCs.
The end-to-end IBM solution includes these critical functions:
The paper focuses on BWCs that are used by law enforcement agencies. Yet, the discussion is also applicable to BWCs that are worn by first responders, the military, corporate security personnel, and others.
Background and current landscape
IBM solution overview
Anticipated future developments for BWC programs
How IBM can help