Des Moines Police to Receive State-of-the-Art Crime Fighting Tools

ALLEN, TX: December 16, 2016

Des Moines Police Department Selects Integrated In-Car and Body Camera System For
Technologically Advanced Video Evidence Program.

The Des Moines Police Department in Des Moines, Iowa has seen the future of video evidence in law enforcement and has elected to adopt it. Through a thorough 8 month vetting process of multiple providers, the department chose the leading industry technology, an integrated 4RE® In-Car and VISTA® WiFi Body Camera system manufactured by WatchGuard Video.

“After an extensive review and evaluation process, WatchGuard’s integrated solution, allowing for communication between the in-car video system and the body worn camera, rose to the top” said Des Moines Police Chief, Dana Wingert. “Their in-car video systems and body worn cameras will provide a high level of service and transparency that the citizens of Des Moines have come to expect. We look forward to our partnership with WatchGuard.”

The 4RE in-car video system and VISTA WiFi body cameras work together seamlessly as a single system, capturing synchronized video evidence using patent-pending Distributed Multi-Peer Recording. When any camera in the integrated system initiates a recording, the other cameras sense a change in status and immediately begin recording. The Evidence Library 4 Web® evidence management system automatically links the individual recordings from the group and saves them on local or cloud-based storage devices for easy searching, viewing and sharing. This advanced technology provides multiple views on a single incident, thereby strengthening the overall video evidence collected.

“The integration of in-car and body-worn video cameras where the devices are intelligently communicating and synchronizing with one another is the leading edge of video evidence technology for law enforcement,” said Steve Coffman, President of Texas-based WatchGuard Video. “Police officers are trained to work as a team when responding to an incident; their video evidence tools should do the same.”

Deployment of the department’s integrated system begins in January 2017 and includes 100 4RE In-Car and 300 VISTA Wi-Fi Body Cameras.

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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