NIJ building body-cam product guide

NIJ building body-cam product guide

To help law enforcement officials make informed decisions on body-worn camera technologies, the National Institute of Justice is asking vendors to submit product information for a market survey, a follow up to the 2014 report.

In a request for information, NIJ said it is looking for data on systems capabilities, including in-device storage capacity, wireless transmission capability and remote viewing and activation options. On the hardware side, NIJ wants to know whether devices are equipped with playback screens and mics and whether they can withstand rugged physical environments.

Data management is another major issue. NIJ is interested in how video data is protected in transit and at rest, the cloud or on-premises storage options vendors offer, and whether the products support searching, tagging and video analytics.

Officials are also interested in suggestions for other aspects of body-worn camera technology they should explore.

The market survey will be published by NIJ, which is accepting responses through May 31.

Click here to read the RFI.

This article originally appeared on FCW, a sister site to GCN.

About the Author

Zach Noble is a staff writer covering digital citizen services, workforce issues and a range of civilian federal agencies.

Before joining FCW in 2015, Noble served as assistant editor at the viral news site TheBlaze, where he wrote a mix of business, political and breaking news stories and managed weekend news coverage. He has also written for online and print publications including The Washington Free Beacon, The Santa Barbara News-Press, The Federalist and Washington Technology.

Noble is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, where he studied English, economics and mathematics.

Click here for previous articles by Noble, or connect with him on Twitter: @thezachnoble.

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