Strict budgetary concerns can make advancing operations a logistical nightmare, but foregoing the necessary changes can also leave your team and those you serve vulnerable. It’s a frustrating reality that the organizations who need up-to-date technology are often some of the least funded. Yet, investing in the safety and wellbeing of our local communities is always worth protecting. You just need the right tools in place.
The Smart Tech Solution
Adopting new technology can be a stressful situation for any industry. However, the old ways of managing case files, recording interviews, and sharing other sensitive information have proven to be inefficient. Now, there are faster ways to annotate interviews, as well as easier ways to save and send data. Installing a smart recording system in a modern interview room should be able reduce any hassles, not add to your workload.
Public safety professionals and child advocates only have one chance to document your interviews. There’s no room for error. Since consistency is key, it’s important to have a simple start and stop function to your audio video capture system. Equipment that focuses on user-friendly features should always be at the top of your list. That way, you can just flip a switch to start recording—and saving—all of your interviews.
Rising concerns that interview recordings can be lost or that evidence can be compromised require updated systems. But this doesn’t mean that the new equipment should be difficult to manage. Often, the best solutions seem to be the simplest, even though the technology itself is far from basic.
Weighing the Long-Term Savings
As with any major purchase, considering the return on investment is an important step. Not only do you want your new equipment to work (and work well), it also needs to provide your organization with additional savings and benefits. Is it just operating like an outdated camcorder? Or can it support your team in more ways than one?
Ideally, your investment will deliver above and beyond, providing your team with extra benefits in a variety of day-to-day operations. This might extend to any or all of the following capabilities:
- Eliminate “Lost Interview” Risks with Secure Storage
- Operate Start/Stop Remotely, as needed
- Utilize Sensitive Sound Capture
- Produce an Audit Trail Report
- Create Searchable Notes
The best recording equipment should also come with a reliable team of customer service and IT professionals. Working in a high-stress environment is no easy task. That’s why at iRecord, we’ve developed a system that works for you to make each day a little more manageable for your team, and the people you serve.
Secure Your Interviews with iRecord
Our justice system relies on having a modern, professional space for documenting interviews, and no one should ever be afraid that their one chance to record reliable evidence has been compromised or lost. As you start planning your new interview room, know that iRecord has your back.
We understand the challenges related to interview room investments. That’s why we always strive to provide our clients with information on procurement options that fit their unique needs. Our end-to-end audio video solution is designed to give public safety professionals everything they need for secure interview recordings. For us, that includes guidance on equipment funding.
Please feel free to contact us about the alternative and inexpensive buying options that might be available for your organization. Our team is eager to share information with you about grant options and state contract procurement options, too. All you have to do is send us a message or call us at (800)-806-5339. We’re always happy to answer your questions.
iRecord is also available for purchase through the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, as well as the GSA Schedule. You can find us though our U.S. Communities contract number: RQ09-99736-42B, or our GSA contract number: GS-35F-0126Y.