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Body worn video footage on the cloud

06 February, 2015

Taser’s cloud digital evidence management platform now available in the UK through G-Cloud 6 and EMSCU body-worn video procurement frameworks.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has confirmed that Taser has been accepted onto all four lots of the EMSCU (East Midlands Strategic Commercial Unit) framework for Body Worn Video. In addition, the Crown Commercial Service has confirmed that Taser has also been awarded a place on two lots of G-Cloud 6, the latest iteration of the G-Cloud framework.

To better serve and support police forces wanting to use body-worn cameras in the field, in the UK will run on the Skyscape Cloud Services assured cloud platform.

Skyscape's full range of services are Pan Government Accredited (PGA), up to Impact Level 3 (IL3), hence suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE). According to Taser, its solution is the most cost effective method to deploy body-worn video, while meeting or exceeding all appropriate UK security standards.

The cloud platform helps police forces capture, manage, and share the digital evidence from their body-worn video cameras and other devices. With the G-Cloud and EMSCU framework, police forces can efficiently procure an end-to-end body-worn video program for their department in a timely and cost efficient manner.

“ is the number one body-worn video solution used by large police forces in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand and the United States. We’re excited to bring it to more customers here in the United Kingdom,” said Rick Smith, founder and CEO of Taser International. “This is an opportunity for a turn-key solution for police forces in the UK wanting to use their innovation funds to build a premier body-worn video program for their department.” helps police capture, manage, and share their digital evidence without the complexity or cost of installing in-house servers. According to Taser, it is the most secure, scalable, and cost-effective solution for managing all types of digital evidence. The end-to-end solution automates the upload process to ensure security and integrity while keeping officers in the field rather than sitting at computers.

Taser’s Axon cameras can be attached securely to uniforms/shirts, sunglasses, a cap, a shirt collar, or a head mount. They are powered by a pocket size battery pack, which ensures recording capability during an entire shift. When recording, the cameras capture a wide-angle, full-colour view of what an officer is facing. The video automatically uploads via a docking station to the cloud-based storage platform, where it can be easily accessed for review. The video files stored online or on the AXON video camera are secure and include a chain of custody with audit trails.

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