A little background
- Privacy advocates want the least amount of recording possible, only recording evidence of actual crimes where only the perpetrator and individuals directly involved are in the field of view. They want the video retained for the minimum time possible, with complete redaction before being released.
- Social Justice groups want only recording of police actions, exclusive of the public, unless there is evidence which would exonerate someone. They want evidence of police wrongdoing kept forever, and the rest immediately deleted.
- Police officer unions want to record only criminal evidence, leaving out anything which might be taken out of context and result in disciplinary actions. Once the video is recorded, police officers want the right to edit it, then determine how long to keep whatever they think is relevant.
- Prosecutors would like everything recorded, giving them the ability to select what evidence becomes part of the record. They would like to keep everything, but only release what they decide is relevant.
- Courts prefer continuous recording of everything. And everything should be kept forever.
- News media wants recording of all sensational events, with no redaction. They would keep the video themselves forever once it is released.
- IT departments and city budget managers would like to record a fixed, predictable, and minimal amount of video, in order to reduce infrastructure costs. They actually drive the pragmatism of the policy.
- Service providers want to record everything possible and store it forever.
- 2 hours of video per officer per 10 hour shift is recorded.
- Cameras record at the relatively low resolution of 720p (1280x720 pixels) at 30 frames per second.
- The resulting video files are about 2.472 Gigabytes per hour, or 4.944 Gigabytes per shift.
- All video is saved for 30 days.
- 6% of all video is deemed to be potential evidence and is retained for 1 year.
- 2% of all video becomes part of a case file and must be retained for 5 years.
- 20 officers per shift X 2 hours of video per shift X 2.472GB per hour of video X 3 shifts per day = 297GB of video per day. This is how much needs to be stored and/or transferred to the cloud each day.
- 30 days per month of all video = 8.7 Terabytes of video per month (rolling)
- 6% of video per month is potential evidence = .06 X 8.7 TB = .522TB per month
- 1 year Long term storage of potential evidence = .522TB x 12 months = 6.264TB per year (rolling)
- 2% of video per month becomes evidence = .02 X 8.7TB = .174TB per month
- 5 year Long term storage of evidence files = .174TB x 60 months = 10TB per five years (rolling)
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Plan for Success
- HauteVIEW Docking System software is a stand alone software solutions which runs on the HauteVIEW Dock Server and handles all of your basic transfer and storage functions right on the dock itself or to user provided NAS storage. It is a low cost solution which is perfect for smaller agencies on a limited budget.
- HauteSpot Evidence Case Manager is a comprehensive evidence management system with is designed to work with multiple HauteVIEW Dock Servers, disk storage arrays, tape library systems and private or hosted cloud storage. Evidence Case Manager transfers video from cameras to the dock, from the dock to long term storage, provides robust searching, appending of additional meta data, and automatic redaction. It can be also used with third party systems like Computer Aided Dispatch, Interview Room Recording Systems, Records Management Systems and even Video Management Systems. Evidence Case Manager is your one comprehensive solution for all your evidence. Your officers will like the simple to use interface. Your IT manager will like the robust management features. And your Chief will like the low total cost of ownership.