A new device being tested by police will be able to collect digital video from the point of a gun. Recording starts once the gun is pulled from the holster. From pistolcam.com:
PistolCam, with its patented Auto-On technology, will automatically provide video/audio documentation of a perpetrator’s hostile actions. Using state of the art MPEG4 digital imaging technology, PistolCam will record up to 60 minutes of VGA digital video and sound at a full 30 frames per second.
When memory nears capacity, PistolCam will automatically switch to Auto Stills mode and capture a full 3.2 megapixel digital photograph upon shot recoil.
The ultra-high intensity tactical illuminator as well as the integrated laser targeting system can be preset in any combination to turn on when the weapon is drawn. Mini USB port provides instant downloads, allowing for distribution of video/photo documentation to aid in apprehension of fleeing suspects. Security software aids in evidence chain documentation.
Story from WREX TV, Rockford, IL via Rawfeed:
Orange County’s sheriff’s emergency service team and the Newburgh Police Department will be the first to test the pistol cam and they may be the first in the country to have an extra eye looking over every officers decision.
Chief Eric Paolilli says “if the technology is there to be used and it’s an effective tool and we examine it and there’s no safety issues and there’s no issues with our guns there’s no issues that come to light during this pilot time, it’s one more tool that we can use.”
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