HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety Vision, LLC is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has graded the Prima Facie® as equal as or greater than all other commercially available body worn cameras for law enforcement. “The value Safety Vision offers is evident when considering that just one other device received the same scorecard as the Prima Facie, yet the Prima Facie costs 32% less,” said Rex Colorado, Vice President of Sales.
Experts evaluated criteria within three categories (capability, deployability, and usability), and the products were assessed in four scenarios (product familiarization, nighttime traffic stops, daytime traffic stops, and residential calls). The assessment concluded that Safety Vision’s Prima Facie body worn camera ranks as equal as or greater than all others graded. SAVER noted several features that give the Prima Facie an advantage, including: automatic infrared illuminators, the option to record audio only, push-to-talk police radio integration, and the integration of a large number of features without overly complicating the device.
The System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) program, housed within the DHS, performed the operationally-oriented assessment of body worn cameras in January of 2015. SAVER is tasked with conducting objective assessments and validations on equipment that is commercially available to the emergency responder community. Here, emergency responder specifically refers to law enforcement. The SAVER program means to answer two questions: “What equipment is available?” and “How does it perform?” The full report may be accessed here.
In light of the unique requirements of each law enforcement jurisdiction, SAVER did not address data storage for body worn cameras. However, questions regarding storage abound. Several qualified storage options are available – on-site and the cloud. While jurisdictions should utilize the storage media that best accommodates their unique situation, Safety Vision cautions law enforcement against using the cloud. Hidden and excessive costs, questions of access and control, as well as cyber security issues reveal flaws that are absent or controllable with on-site storage.
In addition, Safety Vision is proud to announce that the Prima Facie’s corresponding User Guide earned a 2015 APEX Award for Publication Excellence within the Technical & Technology Writing category. Mr. Steven Winnefeld, Technical Communicator, created the award winning user guide. This is Mr. Winnefeld’s third APEX award.
These announcements coincide with a notable company milestone - Safety Vision recently sold its 10,000th Prima Facie body worn camera in the worldwide market.
Safety Vision’s 2013 entrance into the body worn camera market was preceded by 22 years of mobile video surveillance experience. Safety Vision caters to five key industries - mass transit, pupil transportation, law enforcement, first response, and fleet. Safety Vision prides itself on its forward-thinking ideology, comprehensive solutions, extensive client list, and proven results.