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What to Look for in Your In-Car Camera and Video Hardware

Posted by Tyler Richard on Sep 6, 2017 8:09:00 AM
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This is the third article in a series of five that highlight the benefits of Panasonic tough products for your vehicle upfitting needs. The first article in the series, Confidently Capture Evidence with Panasonic Arbitrator, gives you an overview of the Panasonic line of in-car and body worn cameras and the advantages of each. The second article, Are You Ready for a New Camera or Computer System? can help you determine which type of video system would best fit your fleet after considering how you currently capture evidence.

An examination of your current in-car camera and video hardware can help you to see the difference in Panasonic products made especially for emergency response, command, and police vehicles. Comparing your products to the Panasonic Arbitrator 360° HD system can help you to decide whether it's time to upgrade.

Superb Image Quality

The Panasonic Arbitrator 360° is the industry leader for clear and concise video evidence capturing. The camera has an accurate color representation to identify a suspect or a person of interest easily. The clarity also helps to define facial features so it can be used in a court of law to establish that a specific person appears in the video. Some of the older cameras provide grainy videos that makes it hard to clearly identify people.

By adding five cameras to your system, you'll have a full 360-degree view of everything happening around the entire vehicle so that nothing escapes video capture as the cameras work simultaneously. Clear video can be captured even in low light conditions, such as a at night or in a parking garage. You can also reap the benefits of audio recording to capture every word from all sides of the car. 

Resolution Options

The car security camera records at a high resolution with wide-angle views from each camera. The full HD resolution is 1920 x 1080 and records up to 30 frames per second for real-time evidence capture. The auto-focus zoom allows you to zoom in up to 360x to enlarge the tiniest details caught in the background. The audio system transmits clear audio up to a full mile away from the receiver in the vehicle, so it can be used with voice comparison technology to identify people.

A True Storage Solution

The Arbitrator 360° system includes video hardware for optimal information tracking. The engineering of the software includes military-grade testing to ensure its durability and strength; the product is built to store your information securely at all times. The hardware is impervious to extreme temperatures and resists shock and vibration. It is sealed so that dust and moisture cannot enter the system and destroy or affect the quality of evidence captured on audio and video.

Autonomy in Evidence Management

Your evidence audio and video feeds can be stored on two 512GB drives. The video hardware is tamperproof and locks with a key to keep your evidence safe at all times. Another option is to store your information in the cloud to free up space on hard drives and keep information where it can't be damaged or lost. This system also stores your files and automatically uploads them to the server. It allows anyone authorized to view the video and audio when they log in from any type of computer, tablet, or other device. This is a big step in managing information. Older methods of data collection require an officer to upload the data with less than clear video and sound onto a hard drive. Then the officer would carry the information to an office and give it to another person, who would manually burn a copy. The old system is grossly inefficient and leaves a lot of room for loss of evidence, which can make or break a court case.

 

Your officers have more than enough on their minds without worrying about evidence management. Contact Keltek for help with your vehicle upfit or more information on the Panasonic product line. Our job is to make your job as a fleet manager easier. Ask us for a quote, or download our free ebook below to learn about the fully rugged Panasonic Toughbook 33.

 

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