Data Management Considerations and Other Technology Questions SIA Body Worn Cameras Working Group May 2, 2016
About SIA The Security Industry Association (SIA) is a trade association of nearly 700 manufacturers, integrators and distributers of security technology products, including the world’s leading camera manufacturers. • SIA Body Worn Cameras Working Group • Subject matter experts representing manufacturers, distributers and other stakeholders • IndigoVision, Panasonic, United Technologies, Synnex, Hikvision, Quantum, ADT, Underwriter Laboratories, Intertek, and others.
Body Worn Camera Deployment • 18,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide, with 800,000 sworn officers. • 25% have deployed BWC systems in some form • 34 States are/have consideredBWC legislation so far in 2016 • 8 states have already enacted new laws on BWC in 2016
Panelists • Paul Smith, Senior Vice President, IndigoVison • John Cusick, Category Manager of Evidence Capture Division, Panasonic • Shene Commodore, Government Contracts Manager, Intertek
Data Storage Observations • Many cities have a tough time in hiring and keeping good IT talent, so it is often outsourced. • No one size fits all solution, but PDs trending toward Cloud to maintain consistent quality IT support ofstored video footage. • BWC use policies are a major driver of data storage/management needs. • On average, officers record for 2.5 hours during a shift • Nearly half of recorded video is “benign” • Benign video is typically kept for no more than 45 days • Incident video is kept as long as needed, years if necessary.
Local Storage • Advantages • PD owns and controls the video storage • Reduced, limited bandwidth required in and out of the PD precinct (mostly for remote user (prosecutor) viewing) • Fixed known cost paid up front, once only. • Disadvantages • Higher cost of internal IT resources to maintain the body worn video storage • High internal IT resource turnover could affect body worn video system maintenance and performance • Security and risk mitigation
Cloud Storage • Advantages • Payment is a monthly fee, paid out of Operating Expenses (OpEx) rather than out of Capital Expense (CapEx) • Outsource the IT function saving on internal IT resources, • No loss of time and re-education required upon turnover in internal IT staff • Reduced Security and risk mitigation (as far as getting hacked) • Highly scalable infrastructure to easily adapt to growth in storage requirements. • Disadvantages • High Internet bandwidth out of the police precinct is required to offload video from cameras. • Lack of physical control
Hybrid Storage • Advantages • Reduced bandwidth from Cloud storage option • Only incident video is retained in the Cloud • Off load of video at off-hour, less network traffic times • Disadvantages • Still require adequate internal IT resources to maintain storage and servers • Higher cost internal IT resources to maintain the body worn video storage • High internal IT resource turnover could affect body worn video system maintenance and performance • Security and risk mitigation (as far as getting hacked) • Lack of full physical control, as some of the video is still stored in the Cloud.
Camera Features Affecting Data • Resolution: Standard, 720p, 1080p? • Frame Rate: 30fps, other? • FOV: 70° to 90°? or up to 140°? • On/off recording and audio mute button • A lens cover to stop recording video, but still record audio? • Pre-event recording capability for 30 sec. up to 8 hours? • Streaming video through Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE cellular? • Wi-Fi upload of video? • GPS stamping? • Battery life – 5 hours, 8 hours, or 10 hours continuous recording?
Evidence Management Software • Hassle-free assignment of cameras to officers for attribution of video to the correct user • Manages the video off-load from cameras to long term storage • Granular setting of user and group permissions, and deletion policies • Case (incident) Management • Search tools, by time and date, by user – and thumb nail views of recorded video • Web access to stored video by prosecutors and defense attorneys • Full audit logging of every action, and digital signature on export • Maintain chain of custody on original and exported video • Ability to redact video (blur faces and identifiable features) for release to public • Ability to send video clips of incident video via expiring links • Scalable software to support any size department, and local, cloud or hybrid storage
Key Issues Setting Testing Standards • Image Quality • Data Storage • Data Encryption/ Security • Detection
Performance Testing • The process of exposing products to conditions that challenge the assumption or hypothesis that the product will meet a performance objective. • Hypotheses- What is assumed to be true about the product performance? • Parameters-What factors impact the performance of the product? • Test- What exposure and functional check is necessary to check the hypothesis based on the parameters?
Product Testing & Performance • Functionality • Life Cycle • Durability • Usability • Workmanship
Creating a Framework • Ability to test multiple platforms. Not all law enforcement agencies have the same network & hardware infrastructure. • Additional Solutions must be software-centric and data management focused. • The ability to use current standards vs need to create new test standards
Contact Information Shene Commodore Government Contracts Manager Intertek email@example.com Jake Parker Director of Government Relations Security Industry Association firstname.lastname@example.org 301-804-4722 Paul Smith Senior Vice President IndigoVison email@example.com John Cusick Category Manager of Evidence Capture Division Panasonic firstname.lastname@example.org