SEATTLE, June 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIEVU, the industry leader in body worn video (BWV) for police, law enforcement and other security organizations, today announced availability of its new cloud-based storage service via Amazon Web Services. For under $20 per month per camera, and with 90 days of file storage users can easily store, share, review and access secure and encrypted video evidence 24-hours-a-day.
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As the general public calls for increased police accountability and transparency, the use of BWV is key in rebuilding public trust and confidence, while reducing costs associated with litigation and false citizen complaints footed by public tax dollars.
According to a study sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 93 percent of police-misconduct cases in which video is available result in the officer's exoneration; 50% of complaints are immediately withdrawn when video evidence is used; while 94% of citizens support the use of video.
Moreover, BWV cameras provide a "police perspective" and factual accuracy into critical incidents while dismissing erroneous "eye-witness" accounts, and offers the only foil against the staggering monetary lawsuits brought against law enforcement agencies nationwide.
VIEVU BWV cameras are about the size of a pager and easily clip onto an officer's lapel or belt, making it efficient for officers to video and record ALL their actions. Video is secured and authenticated for court use, while a chain of evidence log tracks who accesses the video and what they do with it.
"Our mission at VIEVU is to make body worn video technology as easily accessible and as cost-effective as possible. The ability to store video evidence in the cloud represents a significant cost-savings opportunity for police and other security organizations, who can now pay only for the storage used per month, and, just as important, can ramp up or down as needed," said Steve Lovell, VIEVU Managing Director.
All VIEVU body worn video cameras come with VERIPATROL™, a secure video file management system which includes several layers of security protection to ensure chain of custody and evidence protection. Officers cannot access much less edit the video; only department-assigned software administrators can do that. Additional security prevents unauthorized access if the camera is lost or stolen.
Made by cops for cops! VIEVU is the leader in body worn video (BWV), providing a secure, high-resolution video camera for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services and retailers. Built on police experience, VIEVU body worn video cameras are used by over 2,000 law enforcement agencies in 15 countries. VIEVU received the highest score in an evaluation of body worn video by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For information please visit www.VIEVU.com.
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