FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2017
VIEVU Introduces LE5 LITE, the Industry’s First Price-Sensitive Integrated Body Worn Camera and Digital Evidence Management System
LE5 LITE camera has security and capabilities large agencies deploy but at lower cost
ONTARIO, California – VIEVU, a brand of The Safariland Group, will present the LE5 LITE™ body worn camera, the industry’s first cost-sensitive integrated body worn camera and cloud-based evidence management system at the 2017 SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show, Booth #12762. The LE5 LITE body worn camera is a best-in-class, fully-integrated system that enables agencies to implement a comprehensive body worn camera program at an affordable price.
The LE5 LITE body worn camera utilizes the fifth generation VIEVU camera platform and The VIEVU Solution, VIEVU’s cloud-based Digital Evidence Management System built on the Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services 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, The VIEVU Solution 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.
Scott O’Brien, president of Safariland, said, “The LE5 LITE strikes an ideal balance across safety, simplicity and ease. Adding this system to our line-up of body worn cameras, further proves that we, at Safariland, are about ‘Innovation Not Imitation.’ I’m confident that agencies will find the LE5 LITE’s all-encompassing digital evidence capabilities ultimately valuable to keep their officers’ safety as a #1 priority.”
Compact and extremely light, the LE5 LITE body worn camera weighs only 2.6 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 -4°F to 122°F. 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 five hours and features a simple slide on/off switch that covers the lens when the camera is off.
“The LE5 LITE is an ideal solution for agencies just starting out with a body worn camera program,” said O’Brien. “It offers superior performance and provides breakthrough simplicity with an innovative approach to storing video data: immediate access to evidence and recent video, with low-cost security features and archival storage.”
In the field, officers are able to livestream videos and metadata via WiFi using the VIEVU Smartphone App at any time. For officers who prefer to wait until returning to the office at the end of their shift, 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.
Available beginning February, the LE5 LITE body worn camera is available at a beginning price of $199, with two options for storage: $20.00 per camera for 50 GB per month and $30.00 per camera for unlimited storage.
The LE5 LITE body worn camera will be on display at The Safariland Group booth, #12762, throughout SHOT Show 2017, from January 17 to 20. For more information, please visit www.safariland.com/VIEVU.
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. 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. 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, VIEVU technology is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries. VIEVU received the highest score in an evaluation of body worn video by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 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.
Media and Investor Relations Inquiries
Jonathan Keehner / Aura Reinhard
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher