The New York Times today has an article on their front page about body worn video. There are many great points raised, but the one that caught our attention was the issue of storage and management.

Incorporating body worn video into your police force goes beyond just putting a device on an officer. The management and storage of the video adds cost and complexity to existing operations. When you are applying it to every officer on your force, it becomes a critical factor in thinking about how you implement it.

As smartphones and wearables like body worn video start to proliferate and become part of every police force, it’s time to think about how a force is going to manage all these devices. Each device contains information that needs to be protected, tracked, stored and indexed.


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