WatchGuard Video Releases Facial Recognition-Based Redaction Software

ALLEN, TX: October 14, 2016

REDACTIVE℠ software speeds redaction of video using advanced facial recognition technology.

WatchGuard Video, a leader in law enforcement video evidence solutions has released REDACTIVE℠, video and audio redaction software that expedites the redaction process and eases the learning curve for evidence technicians and law enforcement officers.

REDACTIVE’s advanced facial recognition technology automatically detects and identifies human faces, minimizing the elements of the video which are falsely detected as human, thus reducing the overall time spent manually searching and marking the video for redaction. Users begin the redaction process by instructing the software to auto-detect any face in the video. Once auto-detection is complete, the software allows the user to select and redact the face or faces throughout the video.

“The software is simple to use and extraordinarily powerful in its ability to accurately identify human faces quickly through an entire video clip,” said Steve Coffman, President of WatchGuard.

In the wake of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and ever-changing state legislation regarding treatment of video evidence, agencies are shouldering the burden of a significant increase in the quantity and complexity of redaction requests. Redaction requirements can vary from the very specific (i.e. redaction of minors) to the very broad (i.e. redaction of uninvolved bystanders). The increase is leaving agencies struggling to react accordingly.

“Today’s redaction tools simply aren’t keeping up, forcing agencies to either miss submission deadlines or compromise their output by delivering video that blurs out the entire screen and everything useful,” added Coffman. “REDACTIVE’s technology reduces the complexity, allowing the evidence technician or officer to deliver the very best redacted video evidence in the shortest amount of time possible.”

WatchGuard has begun taking orders for REDACTIVE and will begin shipping December 1, 2016.

About WatchGuard Video

Allen, Texas-based WatchGuard Video, technology pioneer and market leader for law enforcement video systems, helps agencies capture the whole truth with the most reliable, durable and highest-quality products: Panoramic X2™ 4RE® in-car and VISTA™ body-worn HD cameras. The company supplies one-third of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada. WatchGuard's engineering investments in video, including more than $50 million in R&D, have resulted in numerous technological breakthroughs, such as Record-After-the-Fact™ technology and the first in-car, dual-lens panoramic camera, as well as 26 patents issued or pending.

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