As law enforcement agencies move to digital audio and video recording solutions to manage your recorded data, finding a solution that offers the storage solution needs they have is critical.
Do any of these questions resonate with you?
- Do you still use log books or binders to keep track of your custodial interviews?
- Do you want better control of all items with chain of custody tracking and reporting that will tell you exactly what you have at any given time?
- Do you want a central repository to store all your interviews?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the iRecord Evidence Vault is one of the very first interview management tracking applications for police and law enforcement agencies. Our software is ideal for agencies that rack interviews from the point of recording by the detective until it is ordered to be destroyed.
What’s more, the iRecord solution records in both a WMV (Windows media) file format, which is smaller and plays more friendly on customer networks as well as an MPEG-2 file, which is used to create consumer quality DVDs for courtroom presentations. With the iRecord Evidence Vault Management System, you have the option as to which file type you want to save and how long to keep for storage concerns just an article is written.
As technology has advanced, options for agency-generated video recordings have taken off. Devices such as:
- On-officer cameras
- Dash cams
- Mobile surveillance trailer
The trend to record through digital video and audio platforms has risen and has helped to close cases more quickly as well as to keep communities safer among departments whose agencies are outfitted with the right systems and equipment. Video specifically helps to prevent what could be very costly lawsuits in situations where lawsuits are unwarranted.
“Only a few years ago most video was limited to grainy, low-quality black-and-white imagery, many systems now are recording in higher-definition. Increasingly, there has been demand for true HD-quality video for police.”
Improvements in Quality Come with a Storage Price
That being said, what many systems still lack is a storage platform. In fact, as more police departments capture video in high definition, the issue of storage has mounted. Recording in HD exponentially improves video quality as well as the evidentiary value of the video evidence. However HD recordings come with larger video files, “five to six times larger” according to PoliceOne than the standard definition, and this alone can be a barrier for agencies.
What’s great about iRecord is that the Evidence Vault Management System resolves these issues by providing options for saving your digital video files. Check out the system in the March/April 2015 edition of Evidence Magazine as well (page 6).
Consider the following eight features that the system delivers:
- Easy to Use / Navigate Interface: One of the greatest features, many customers say, is the ease with which the system functions. Save time and money – this system does not require hours of training to use…only MINUTES.
- Centralized Video Storage: Store digital video interrogations in our central repository for simple management and retrieval.
- Evidence Search Features: Quick search feature allows for quick lookup of any system field or note entered in the evidence vault database.
- Chain of Custody: Check-in / Check-out features allow you to transfer and track your interrogation videos and who is accessing them.
- 5. System Customization: The iRecord evidence vault has a very unique system customization feature that allows you to setup the system exactly as you want it. Fields can turned on or off, along with requirements being defined.
- User Security: Multiple levels of USER and DEPARTMENTAL security definable within the evidence vault. Turn one database into multiple departments each with their own individual access rules.
- Email Alerts: Email alerts can be sent to system administrators and detectives.
- Custom Reports: Build custom reports to easily extract data from the system. Reports can be saved for use at a later time.
Request a Demo
If you are evening thinking about transitioning to a different solution to improve the quality of your recordings or build more efficiency into your workflows in your police department or law enforcement agency, you have to at least take a look at what iRecord delivers. We’d love to provide a demo. Click here to learn more.