The Critical Communications Review – French Interior Ministry Chooses Motorola Solutions To Modernize Front Line Police With 30,000 Body-Worn Cameras
The deployment of body cameras, valued at $ 17.5 million (15 million euros), is one of the largest ever deployed and is expected to begin in July 2021.
Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) announced today that the French Home Office will deploy 30,000 Motorola Solutions VB400 body cameras in its National Police and Gendarmerie (Military Police) to modernize the police. The deployment of body cameras, valued at $ 17.5 million (15 million euros), is one of the largest ever deployed and is expected to begin in July 2021. The deployment will support the French government’s goal of improving confidence and security in policing by ensuring that all law enforcement officers wear body cameras.
“Maintaining security and integrity in all police-community interactions is a top priority for the national police and gendarmerie, and video technology plays a critical role in achieving this,” said Jack Molloy. , Executive Vice President, Global Products and Sales. “After rigorous testing and a competitive process, our solutions ranked superior in performance, usability and the ability to integrate seamlessly into French frontline police workflows. We are proud to be their chosen partner and we are committed to constantly innovating with the French government. “
The rugged VB400 is designed to protect both police and the public with its intuitive recording feature and extended battery life that lasts beyond the shift with up to 12 hours of recording. Motorola Solutions will also supply a wide range of accessories, including helmet cameras for motorcycle officers to capture high definition images even at high speed. Future innovations may include Holster Aware which automatically activates a recording and streams live body-worn camera footage if an officer pulls out his weapon, as well as an Android-compatible app that allows officers to view and categorize the footage on field.
The cameras will be deployed with VideoManager evidence management software, which is essential for improving efficiency as video increasingly becomes part of an agency’s workflow. Cameras seamlessly upload recorded video directly to VideoManager, where it is securely stored in the country and organized by time, date and location, as well as incident data added by agents .
“This partnership follows a number of significant body camera deployments,” said Jack Molloy. “Since our arrival in the body camera market, we have quickly become a global player thanks to our differentiated solution that integrates with our critical ecosystem. covering voice communications, command center software, and security and video analytics.
It is the latest in a series of global body camera deployments both within businesses and law enforcement agencies. Additional deployments include: Co-op UK as well as Metro Nashville Police, Romania National Police and London Ambulance Services.