Police Video Transcription – An Important Component in the Criminal Investigation Process

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Police Video TranscriptionPolice video transcription is a vital cog in the whole process of criminal investigation. Its accuracy is vital, and advanced technologies available at present make evidence gathering more efficient. Tapes are gone, and it is all digital storage these days. When it comes to transcribing the videos, a legal transcription company can be of assistance in creating quality and accurate transcripts of the video content within minimum time. Legal transcription companies serve police departments, attorneys, medical examiners, detectives, and private investigators among other legal and investigative professionals.

Here’s looking at technology that could solve some of the issues with the already advanced data collection systems in place.

IP Cameras with Integrated Storage

If there is one thing the police rely on above all for gathering evidence or piecing together what happened, it is surveillance cameras. These IP-based devices bring in multiple views of a particular location which must be networked and monitored from one position, where the video also gets stored. The networking and monitoring tasks become difficult, though, in a network with multiple cameras. Moreover, recordings cannot be executed out of the box by the surveillance equipment.

The “edge storage” technology would deal with it effectively. This basically involves IP cameras integrated with SD card processors or network storage devices. Recording the footage on the camera itself does away with the requirement for instantly configuring the feed into a centrally placed recording system. This decentralization of video storage also ensures there is an off-site backup of the surveillance.

Simultaneous Streaming and Recording of HD Video

Command centers these days involve monitoring of multiple HD videos shown on a single screen. The content shown on these videos guides the decisions made by the personnel in charge of the command center. Real time recording of the videos shown is important. This has a solution too.

There are devices that can stream as well as record many HD sources at the same time in high resolutions and at 60 frames per second. This technology can not only provide surveillance and multiple videos for command center screens, but also record them to be reviewed later. The video can be distributed through YouTube and other video sharing sites. To top it all, this technology is also capable to be remotely controlled.

Cloud Storage for Police Evidence

As with any kind of data, storage is a challenge for police video evidence. The video must be stowed away safely and free from any kind of tampering by anyone, but it must also be easily retrievable whenever and wherever authorized personnel need it. Cloud storage is the answer. A solution has been found for that as well. Cloud-based storage solutions are around that can encrypt the data transferred and also store it with advanced 256-bit encryption, meeting the latest law enforcement security standards.

Simple Yet High Tech Interview Recording and Storage

Video recordings of interrogations are vital for the police to ensure their convictions are justified, and to prevent themselves from wrongful misconduct accusations. Multi-camera shots are therefore employed to monitor the subject being interrogated and full-room views reveal the entire process.

A user-friendly system needs to be in place for the reliable recording and storage of interviews and video solutions are available that record interviews with IP cameras and automatically store them in secured hard drives. With the touch of a button the recording could begin. The video can be watched live and can be tagged with details such as officer name, case number, etc. The recorded files could also be given time-based tags dealing with crucial topics mentioned by the subject being interviewed. For interview transcription purposes the video file could also be converted to an audio file.

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