October 20, 2017
For Immediate Release
Safariland VIEVU Introduces the LE5 Body-Worn Camera with Industry-First Selectable Field of View and Auto-Activation Capabilities
Wireless, wi-fi and CAS auto-activation technology bring advanced connectivity efficiencies for law enforcement
ONTARIO, California – Safariland® VIEVU®, a leader in body-worn camera and video evidence management, and a brand of The Safariland Group, will debut the LE5™ body-worn camera at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21-24, 2017. The technological advances of the LE5 camera provide industry-leading connectivity and adaptability to integrate with radios, smart phones, holsters, vehicles, and other connected communication devices.
Now with wireless technology, the LE5 body-worn camera boasts two industry firsts: a user-selectable field of view and USB-C connection. It is fully configurable to capture a classic 95 degrees, which replicates the human eye, a narrower 70 degrees for a focused view, or a wide-angle 120 degrees. The USB-C connection provides fast charging, high speed and its symmetrical and reversible design allows easy docking.
“I’m thrilled to bring to market our fifth-generation camera which reflects a decade of customer feedback, innovation, and the newest technology in optics. With cutting edge components, the LE5 delivers the functionality and flexibility requested through customer feedback,” said Sean McCarthy leader of VIEVU and Safariland’s Wearable Technology business. “We understand the needs of our users for a lightweight, compact camera design with a variety of easy-to-adjust mounting options and easy-to-use slide switch. The finishing touches and attention to detail are what our long-term customers will appreciate the most.”
The Safariland VIEVU LE5 camera works seamlessly with the Safariland® 7TS™ duty holster with CAS™ technology, leveraging proprietary, market-leading chip technology to automatically activate the Safariland VIEVU camera any time a weapon is drawn from the holster.
The use of low power wireless technology and wi-fi streaming enhances possibilities for the connected officer. The camera can record for over 12 continuous hours without having the battery recharged, enabling ample livestream videos and the addition of metadata in the field. With storage for over 50 hours of footage, it features a selectable pre-record of up to three minutes, and post-record for up to one minute with video and audio, ensuring that critical moments of an event are captured. Additional features include an easy-to-use on-off slide switch, an IP66 rating for water resistance and a user-selectable record indicator with either LED lights or a vibration-only Covert mode, all in a package weighing less than five ounces.
“At Safariland, we know officers like to customize their gear and make adjustments to get their system dialed in perfectly, so selectable options were core elements of this design. The LE5 body-worn camera and CAS technology are defining the way law enforcement agencies integrate connectivity and technology into policing,” McCarthy added. “This leading-edge wearable technology reinforces our commitment to provide the most innovative solutions for law enforcement.”
As with other Safariland VIEVU body-worn cameras, the LE5 camera integrates with their CJIS-compliant digital evidence management systems. Agencies may select either VIEVU® Solution™, the fully hosted cloud system built on Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud, or VERIPATROL™, the onsite solution.
Product presentations of this new body-worn technology are on display throughout the 2017 IACP Conference at booth #1515. Agency Test and Evaluation opportunities will also be available. For more information, visit www.vievu.com.
VIEVU® is a leading provider of body-worn camera and video technologies, providing secure, high-quality video cameras for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services, and first responders. VIEVU Solution™, the company’s next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system, is built on Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud compliant with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standards. VIEVU was the first provider of body-worn cameras with Automated Video Redaction technology, a highly advanced redaction tool built to automatically blur faces and objects recorded on body-worn cameras, without user involvement, in order to protect the privacy and identity of victims, innocent bystanders, minors and undercover police officers. Built on police experience, VIEVU technology is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries. For information please visit www.vievu.com.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, Safariland® Armor, Safariland® VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, PROTECH® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives™”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
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