As it is possible to observe in the middle of living in society, smartphones already act as a kind of essential part of people’s daily life, reaching to play the role of real extensions of the user’s mind, participating in the most diverse moments of their lives.
Now seeking, perhaps, to further extend the usefulness of its devices, Samsung has announced that Kit Carson County police force agents located in Burlington, Colorado, United States, will use the Galaxy S9 attached to their vests as a body camera, bringing the best image quality as advantages – compared to the cameras used for these purposes, and the possibility of using all the data generated by the device as an evidence.
Operating on the US carrier AT & T’s FirstNet platform, which prioritizes public safety communications, and with specific software developed by Visual Labs, the devices will transmit in the live video all the action that occurs in the field directly to its command, being that all content will be automatically stored in the cloud.
“The combination of software and hardware made updating our mobility solution economical and simple. It really transformed the way we do our job, “said Kit Carson County Sheriff Tom Ridnour. “Instead of bothering to make notes during a call, the devices allow officers to focus on the call itself, knowing they can access the recording later,” he added.
In addition to being able to be used as a body camera, the devices can still provide the command with real-time location of the police and be used, thanks to its push-to-talk function, as a secondary communication radio in main agent radio. The devices will have their normal functions, such as making calls, for example, preserved.
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