Smart cities – FLIR TruWITNESS

Nov 21, 2018 Industry News

An industry-first wearable sensor platform designed for city-level security and public safety operations, from FLIR - TruWITNESS

Smart cities

Smart cities excel in the use of technology and infrastructure to sustain economic development and a high quality of life. Effective law enforcement leads to low crime levels, which improve personal safety and, therefore a quality of life.

This month, FLIR has launched TruWITNESS®, an industry-first wearable sensor platform designed for city-level security and public safety operations. TruWITNESS combines video, audio, location data, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and cloud and management software in one solution, allowing organizations to reach a new level of situational awareness.

TruWITNESS is designed for any public safety organization that requires on-scene, real-time mobile surveillance. Worn on an individual’s body or mounted inside vehicles, TruWITNESS includes visible-video, audio, global navigation satellite system (GNSS), gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer sensors. These sensors combine to send alerts and stream data to a central command centre in real-time to ensure full situational awareness and global event handling.

Featuring FLIR Neighbor Aware inter-device connectivity, TruWITNESS acts as an IoT device, triggering nearby TruWITNESS devices, fixed and motorized Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) security cameras, and other connected sensors to act upon an alarm event.

TruWITNESS becomes a key component of FLIR Systems’ Video Management System, United VMS, which command centres use to manage video surveillance. United VMS combines video, audio, and other related data and makes it available for real-time situation management and forensic purposes.

FLIR offers both visible and thermal sensors for use by cities in security, traffic, and public safety applications, and FLIR United VMS integrates these devices into one comprehensive, omniscient system. Adding TruWITNESS to a system extends the reach to virtually anywhere, providing for enhanced real-time situational awareness, informed decision making, and additional opportunities to affect a positive outcome.

“The market for wearable video surveillance technology today is confined mainly to law enforcement, but we believe TruWITNESS helps extend this capability well beyond it,” said Travis Merrill, President of the Commercial Business Unit at FLIR. “Equipped with the TruWITNESS platform and connected devices, security personnel can stream video of an incident not only to their command centre,, but also to local law enforcement or emergency medical personnel. TruWITNESS enables any public safety organization to use video to respond to complex situations and evolving threats as they occur.”

FLIR will be exhibiting their latest products at Security 2019 at the Sydney ICC. Premium stand spaces are still available, enquire today about securing your company’s spot at the largest Security event in the southern hemisphere.

 

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