The Reveal D3 body cameras have a 12-hour battery and 14-hour recording life that provides full shift coverage, eliminating the earlier inconvenience of carrying a re-chargeable battery pack. This means that traffic officers can confidently capture footage without interruption during long shifts. Weighing just 155g (5.46 ounces), the D3 camera is lightweight and comfortable to wear which enables it to be worn or mounted on officers’ uniforms in multiple configurations without obstructing their movement. The articulated camera head with its flexible lens allows for complete camera adjustment to capture footage at all angles and can be adapted depending on the height of the traffic officer.
A ruggedised outer casing provides durability and protection from inevitable knocks and drops. Plus, any additional damage beyond this is now covered by the care plan, negating the cost of buying replacement cameras.
While previous body camera iterations trialled by Pensacola Airport had stemmed the number of complaints, now with Reveal’s D3 cameras and their unique front-facing screen members of the public know they are being recorded without the officers having to announce it, and complaints attempting to discredit officers have been reduced to zero. New guidance has also been implemented in the airports body camera usage polices to make sure pre-record is activated to capture critical footage 60 seconds before the officer starts the recording.
"One of our traffic officers was assaulted two years ago. Everyone had body cameras, but the incident happened so fast that by the time officers had activated their cameras they only got the aftermath. Had we had pre-record capabilities, we could have captured the incident from the start."
Managing digital video evidence has been simplified with DEMS 360. It provides centralized and secure access to footage captured by the cameras and reduces time spent manually uploading footage.
Overall, Pensacola International Airport Traffic Control has seen significant benefit by moving to Reveal D3 body cameras and DEMS 360 solution. Reliable battery life with full shift capabilities, adaptable camera positioning for easier wearing by all officers and a centralized evidence management process all add up to improved efficiency and safety for users.
"I’m surprised more airports aren’t using body cameras when dealing with the public".
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