DIGITAL BARRIERS, the established provider of Internet of Video Things surveillance and security products, has signed a new contract with the Bogota Police in the capital of Colombia that will see the company deliver its BW600 body-worn cameras for use on the city’s mass transportation system.
The BW600 is “the world’s only” low bandwidth bodycam capable of streaming live video and audio over cellular and Wi-Fi networks without latency or corruption. Digital Barriers’ technology typically requires 50% to 75% less bandwidth when streaming live video.
The Bogata Police will deploy the cameras to support officers working on the TransMilenio system in a bid to help tackle rising crime across the transportation network. The body-worn devices will be used to support the existing network of fixed cameras across the system and, further, are to be linked with the TransMilenio system’s Central Command.
Commenting on this development, Claudia Lopez (the Mayor of Bogota) explained: “This is an important step forward in terms of security on the transportation network. We believe that these cameras will help us to address crime on the transportation system and safeguard our citizens.”
Proof of criminality
Around 100 members of the Bogota Police, from the TransMilenio Central Command will be the first to use the cameras in the field. Police general Eliecer Camacho noted: “These cameras will really help us. When someone does something wrong, proof is needed of their criminality. Images from the cameras will provide evidence and help to bring to justice anyone who commits an offence on the transport network.”
Zak Doffman, CEO at Digital Barriers, added: “We’re proud to support the Bogota Police in helping to protect citizens. This is the only bodycam capable of live streaming over cellular networks in real-world conditions. Such a solution can make all the difference to front line officers. Our technology is a proven deterrent to crime and has been successfully deployed by police forces across the world.”
As a business, Digital Barriers has “redefined” the Internet of Video Things thanks to the delivery of safety and security products that combine low-bandwidth live streaming with edge analytics. This technology has the capability to deliver live video where it’s needed and when it’s needed, across both fixed and cellular networks, and is now being adopted by major network operators around the world.
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