- New cloud-based digital evidence management service
- Innovative solution combines body-worn video camera, radio speaker, and microphone with UK cloud-based services
- Adoption of cloud services across the UK public safety sector up 20%
- UK public services to benefit from enhanced chain-of-custody controls for end-to-end security and content integrity
- Use of body-worn cameras secure 36% drop in assault-on-police cases after one year and 88% reduction in number of public complaints
Basingstoke, England – April 24, 2017 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today announced the launch of its innovative digital evidence management service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure in the UK. CommandCentral Vault will provide UK public safety organisations with a secure platform that helps streamline digital evidence management processes.
When used in conjunction with body-worn video camera solutions, such as Motorola Solutions’ Si500, CommandCentral Vault creates a complete solution for digital evidence management. It automates the process of uploading, editing, and tagging video content while supporting the automatic correlation of meta-data saving time and resources.
The use of body-worn video technology in the police has seen a 36% drop in assault-on-police cases after one year and an 88% reduction in the number of citizen complaints.1 Rich data (such as video) captured by devices like the Si500 and stored in CommandCentral Vault can integrate with record management systems, making it easier to correlate incidents to multimedia content.
The launch of the new UK-based cloud service comes at a critical time with UK police, fire and health services all under pressure to cut budgets and refine working practices to improve the level of service provided to the public. This in turn has driven an adoption of cloud services across the UK public safety sector, with the majority of organisations (82%) looking to embrace cloud services, up 20% from a year ago. 2 Motorola Solutions’ CommandCentral Vault meets this growing requirement and offers an end-to-end evidence management solution.
Using CommandCentral Vault on AWS, UK public safety agencies will benefit from a seamless cloud-based digital evidence management experience for ever increasing amounts of multimedia content, specifically body-worn camera video. This means public safety organisations can store, edit, manage, and share video evidence by providing enhanced chain-of-custody controls for end-to-end security and content integrity. From the second data is created or collected by a device and uploaded to AWS, to the moment it’s shared, it is cryptographically secured in compliance with the toughest of government security standards.
“Leveraging AWS’s new UK Region means customers now have access to our portfolio on the platform of their choice, whether in the cloud or on-premises, enabling public safety organisations to host their data where they see fit. CommandCentral Vault makes digital evidence management easy and affordable removing the need to worry about complex integration, aging infrastructure or increasing IT overheads. Workflows can be streamlined, new features added and critical support services scaled up and down instantly to meet new requirements and unforeseen incidents,” said Phil Jefferson, MSSSI vice president, sales & service UK&I at Motorola Solutions.
“CommandCentral Vault takes big data and makes it smart data which can then be used to deliver the transparency and accountability the public expects. While time intensive editing processes such as image redaction and chain of custody requests can now be expedited, resources can be moved from the back office to the frontline, providing a better level of service to the public,” concluded Jefferson.
“With CommandCentral Vault running in the new AWS UK Region, Motorola Solutions is able meet data localisation requirements and deliver digital evidence in a much more flexible and cost-effective way, helping public safety customers to succeed in their missions,” said Max Peterson, Head of Public Sector EMEA, Amazon Web Services. “AWS is committed to securely enabling innovation through our services, features, and broad eco-system of AWS Partner Network partners, and we are delighted to work with Motorola Solutions to adopt the AWS cloud.”
1 Evaluation of the Introduction of Personal Issue Body Worn Cameras on the Isle of Wight, February 2015
2 Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), March 2017