Metro Detroit company develops real time body cameras for first responders

Posted at 10:17 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 09:39:06-04

Real time - real results. This is the top priority for a Southfield software company.

The team at Equature has developed a state of the art body camera system for our first responders.

Instead of waiting to see the footage from an active police scene after the event, with the new interactive policing system it can be seen live, in real time.

This will deliver real time transparency, to help keep police and the public safe and accountable.

The software operates on a 4G Wi-Fi national network, which gives it the flexibility to be used with a traditional body camera and a mobile phone.

The goal is to enhance communication and feedback for the crews in the field. The dispatch center will be able to see and hear what's going on as it's happening.

This capability will give our first responders immediate assistance or backup. If an officer is wounded in the line of duty, this system can save seconds, when seconds really count.

"The system will visually tell you where the officer is. It has a built in GPS system. With our approach, a policeman is never alone. It allows them to always have somebody there to help them," says Equature spokesperson, Paul DiModica. 

The new technology can be a useful tool for firefighters and EMTs as well.

This real-time device can be turned on from the command center, taking the possibility away of the camera not being turned on in the field.

The recorded footage will be automatically sent to the cloud, so it will not be erased or altered.

There is also product identification with this software, which would allow our first responders to see exactly what's coming in front of them. It will be able to determine if a subject is armed with a weapon or a non-lethal object.

Equature's real-time body cameras will launch in 2018.