THE HAGUE, Netherlands, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — X-Surveillance launched the new, unique, patent-pending body camera DS300, which is a combination of a PTT-Handheld Speaker + Mic. with an incognito body camera. This sounds a mouthful, yet it is a body camera that is designed to replace an existing Push-To-Talk Mic.
With the X-Surveillance DS300 there is no need to place any new device on a uniform. Within just a few minutes an existing PTT Microphone, can be replaced with the DS300 “PTT Handheld Body Camera”.
Introduction of other features
The team of X-Surveillance together with partners throughout the world have designed the DS300 for over two years with the mission to develop a non-provocative, civilian-friendly body camera that can be used without the need to add additional equipment to the already busy equipped uniform of an officer.
Due good research together with law enforcement professionals, the development team of X-Surveillance developed more features, such as; password-encrypted data storage, built-in LED flashlight, real-time GPS coordinates, and full-shift battery life.
As additional to the most important “must-have” safety features; up-to 30 seconds pre-recording, instant automatic infrared recordings, and 1080p video-/ 16MP photo 32GB recordings.
Pre-recording, this ludicrous. But it is a feature that is needed for indisputable proof of what caused a situation. Too often these recordings are started late, and do not accurately represent what actually happened. With the 30 seconds pre-recording, no more false accusations, misconduct, or abuse against officers. Increasing transparency and accountability of officers.
What’s the importance of a body camera?
We have all seen what happens when civilians record officers with their cell phone. Sometimes even unpleasant and provocative. The internet is flooded with videos about it. But the most videos only start from the moment the agents are in battle with the suspect. What preceded it is never shown.
Sadly enough, there have been situations when an officer has to take their own phone to film a confrontational situation, to proof the accountability of officers in duty.
With smartphones and cameras everywhere today, it’s becoming critical for Law Enforcement to have the ability to record their civilian encounters.
And what is easier than replacing a device which is already on the perfect height, with the right-angle for recording confrontational situations. And effortless to use with the already familiar Push-To-Talk button on one side and the Camera-Recording button on the other.
No more false accusations, misconduct, or abuse against officers. Increasing transparency and accountability of officers. Providing indisputable proof. And preventing confrontational situations by wearing a visible and civilian-friendly looking body camera. The X-Surveillance DS300 is the solution for every public security and public safety professional.
Niels van den Hurk
Communications manager X-Surveillance
X-Surveillance is a department of X-Systems