April 19, 2017
Safariland VIEVU LE5 LITE – Law Enforcement’s First Price-Sensitive Integrated Body-Worn Camera and Digital Evidence Management Solution – Now Available
LE5 LITE camera has security and capabilities large agencies deploy but at lower cost with broad functionality
ONTARIO, California – Safariland® VIEVU®, a brand of The Safariland Group, today announces that its LE5 LITE™ body-worn camera, the industry’s first price-sensitive integrated body-worn camera and cloud-based digital evidence management solution, is now available. The LE5 LITE body-worn camera is a best-in-class, fully-integrated system enabling agencies to implement a comprehensive body-worn camera program at an affordable price.
“This LE5 LITE is a category changer that simplifies the purchase and implementation process for body-worn cameras,” said Scott O’Brien, president of Safariland. “We have removed the complexity while preserving the integrity of secure evidence. This changes the perception about body-worn cameras and storage being expensive, enabling agencies to easily implement a system at a very reasonable cost.”
The LE5 LITE body-worn camera utilizes the fifth generation Safariland VIEVU camera platform and the VIEVU Solution™ software. This cloud-based digital evidence management solution was built on the Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud and is the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division. The system benefits from the same security features and much of the storage capacity that large agencies require, while also meeting the demands of smaller budgets. In addition, VIEVU Solution software is user-friendly and quick to deploy, requiring only a website interface and an efficient registration process that enables deployment into the field in as little as 24 hours.
“With agencies today being tasked to do more with less, this technology is multi-functional, going beyond patrol duty and can be utilized by detectives as well as parking enforcement and school resource officers,” said Jason Wine, vice president of engineering and technology at VIEVU. The LE5 LITE camera combines performance, ease of use and convenience, with a secure, cost-effective approach to storing video data.”
Compact and extremely light, the LE5 LITE body-worn camera weighs only 2.7 ounces, less than half the weight of the most common body-worn cameras, yet is tough enough to withstand the everyday rigors of patrol. Durable and robust, the LE5 LITE camera is operable in all weather conditions, including temperatures ranging from minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The undistorted field of view of its precision 95-degree lens accurately represents an officer’s maximum field of view and distance to ensure the integrity of recorded evidence. Further, the LE5 LITE camera has a battery life of six hours and features Safariland’s proprietary, simple slide on/off switch that covers the lens when the camera is off.
In the field, officers are able to livestream videos and add metadata via WiFi using the Safariland VIEVU smartphone application at any time. For officers who prefer to wait until returning to the office, they can dock their camera in a ten-unit docking station (optional purchase) for simultaneous hassle-free upload and battery recharge.
After the digital evidence has been uploaded to the cloud, the officer is able to add metadata and event details to the case using the system’s browser-based interface.
The LE5 LITE body-worn camera is available at an MSRP of $199, with two options for storage: $20.00 per camera for 50 GB per month and $30.00 per camera for unlimited storage.
About Safariland VIEVU
Safariland VIEVU® is a leading provider of body-worn and video technologies, providing secure, high-quality video cameras for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services and retailers. Safariland VIEVU Solution, the company’s next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system, is built on Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Safariland VIEVU is also the only 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, Safariland 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®, ABA®, Second Chance®, 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.