Alabama police fitted with Reveal RS2-X2 body cameras

Earlier this year, Marcus Christianson of Greenville, Alabama Police Department outfitted police officers with Reveal RS2-X2 body Infrared Security Cameras after an extensive search for a solution that matched his department’s needs.

“I started researching body cameras years ago, long before Ferguson.” Christianson said.

“Our in-car units were aging and needed to be replaced, and when you think they are around $4500 on average – body IP CCTV Security Camera were the cheaper way to go.

Our Chief is the one who wanted to go with body cameras – years ago we had played with some Scorpion cameras so we experimented with how they can work.

And we trialled quite a few different CCTV IP Camera actually before we found Reveal – Digital Ally, Axon, Wolfcom… One of those companies never even got round to sending me a test unit. Our computer vendor brought me one to look at as well, but it was horrible, lots of exposed micro ports on the outside, not weatherproof at all.

The guys really like the operation of the Reveal dahua security camera; it’s easy to use. They also like to view video on the screen in the field and when writing the reports. It’s real simple, you turn it on and you turn it off, the guys don’t have to mess with it. It’s a solid camera.

But it was the back office software that made us go with Reveal; it’s capabilities with managing evidence – you know, I like to shop around and find the best deal for our money – and there are other cameras out there which are great Hikvision IP Camera, but if you’re tied in to contracts or tied down to using a particular model then they can be horrible for downloading footage and storage. The Chief also said the storage had to be local and DEMS gave us that flexibility. Cloud is pretty new and I prefer in-house storage anyway because we have total control of the data here. You can get in a lawsuit real quick if data gets out for any reason – privacy and security are important.

We’ve got DEMS on a work group setting, which means we have a computer that is the server and I have DEMS clients in the briefing room where the officers pick up their cameras, on the Chief’s computer so he can see what’s going on, and also on the control commander’s computer.

We have set up some custom retention policies – which were simple to set up – the software is pretty simple to use really. It’s good that it recognises and manages the cameras, whether the software is running or not and Reveal have a good handle on which features are useful instead of offering a whole bunch of features that we would never use. For example, some systems out there can do lots of stuff, airsoft holographic sight but they were too much – it’s too big brotherish to be able to track officers with GPS, for example. We wanted something simple that was going to cover the officer’s tail, not micromanage them.

Our Reveal cameras are mainly there to protect the officers – they are less of a management tool, more of a backup for the officer, and they know that now. The initial reaction from the officers was cautious, but it was made clear that it’s not a micromanagement tool – it’s to help and protect them and their actions and also to be used as a training tool.

Since the cameras were rolled out we’ve actually had a couple minor situations resolved where the body camera footage has negated the complaint.

We created our body camera policy by taking a look at good policies from other departments, and I just tweaked a few things to fit it to us.CCTV Camera Adapter Pretty much everybody is choosing their own body camera system – but Reveal is right down the middle with features versus cost.

It’s been pretty good working with Reveal; any problems we’ve had have been ironed out pretty quickly. We’re actually looking to get a couple more cameras.”

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Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t make it true. It seems so simple, but if
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It doesn’t have to be this way. Fake news is actually really easy to spot — if you know how. Consider this your New Media Literacy Guide.
NOTE: As we put this together, we sought the input of two communications experts: Dr. Melissa Zimdars, an associate professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts whose dynamic list of unreliable news sites has gone viral, and
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First, know the different types of misleading and false news

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The shocking or teasing headlines of these stories trick you into clicking for more information — which may or may not live up to what was promised.

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Second, hone your fact-checking skills

Alexios Mantzarlis trains fact-checkers for a living. He says it’s important to have a “healthy amount of skepticism” and to think, really think, before sharing a piece of news.

“If we were a little slower to share and re-tweet content purely based on the headline, we’d go a good way towards combating flasehoods,” he told CNN.

Melissa Zimdars points out that even those who spend a lot of time online aren’t
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After losing five of its first six games to start the season, Carolina never pieced together the hot streak that would have pushed them back into contention in the
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Despite becoming the first Super Bowl teams since 2003 to miss the playoffs the following season, the Broncos and Panthers organizations still boast the front office leadership, veteran coaching staffs and talented core of players to inspire
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Let’s examine three offseason priorities for the Carolina Panthers:

1. Solidify the offensive line: The Broncos and Panthers aren’t alone in their failure to cobble together an adequate blocking unit. Poor offensive line play has shipwrecked multiple would-be Super Bowl contenders, including the Cardinals,
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Assuming Kalil returns to full health, the interior is in fine shape. The tackles, on the other hand, represent a problem area. Oher intends to continue his career next season, but the Panthers certainly need a fallback plan. With Remmers due to reach free agency, it will be interesting to see if Carolina targets a stud left
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2. Rejuvenate the rushing attack: The Panthers entered the 2016 season with a streak of 32 consecutive games over 100 rushing yards — the longest such stretch since 1976. Since that streak came to an end in early October, they have been held under the century mark five more times. Lead back Jonathan Stewart turned back the clock for a season-high 132 yards in Week 15, but has otherwise averaged a problematic 3.6 yards per carry. Due nearly $6 million in 2017, Stewart will be a 30-year-old back with too much mileage under his belt, diminishing speed and a lengthy injury history.

Whether or not Stewart is retained, general manager Dave Gettleman has to
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3. Kickstart Cam Newton 2.0: While Sean McDermott’s defense steadily improved throughout the season, Newton’s offense clearly regressed. His 45.3 completion rate since Week 11 is the third-lowest by any quarterback in a six-game span since at least 1991, per NFL Research. Those struggles can be partially attributed to the injury-ravaged offensive line and unreliable wide receivers — particularly Kelvin Benjamin’s inability to separate from coverage. Still, Newton shoulders blame for poor mechanics and the resultant scattershot ball placement.

Coach Ron Rivera envisions the offense evolving around Newton as he becomes a “different style of player.” The transformation will be toward a more disciplined pocket passer and away from a heavy dose of designed QB runs. Steelers franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was tasked with a similar conversion four years ago, as the organization asked him to become “more of a cerebral player and not just a physical wonder.” Similarly, the Panthers will focus more on quick passes, sprint-outs and rollouts to take advantage of Newton’s athleticism and strong arm while keeping him out of harm’s way and allowing him to build confidence with easier completions.

“We want him to last 10 more years,” Rivera explained this week. “We have to Women’s Nike Detroit Lions Personalized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey Shirt find ways to change. We have to find ways to protect him and for him to protect himself. Part of his evolution is learning how to survive.”