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Officer Data Recording and Location System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004598D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Feb-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Jack A. Burris: AUTHOR

Abstract

This paper describes a method for activating an Officer Data Recording and Location System and the components of that system. Device(s) can be activated manually at the officer-carried location or by means of an automatic triggering mechanism incorporated into the holster of the officer's weapon.

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Officer Data Recording and Location System

By Jack A. Burris

ABSTRACT

This paper describes a method for activating an Officer Data Recording and Location System and the components of that system. Device(s) can be activated manually at the officer-carried location or by means of an automatic triggering mechanism incorporated into the holster of the officer's weapon.

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED WITH THIS SYSTEM

Public Service Officers face a variety of potentially dangerous situations in day to day public safety service. Some of these situations require rapid action on the part of these officers and may preclude immediate radio contact with the station house. Additionally, these situations may need to be reviewed at a later time by a court or internal review body due to questions which may have arisen about the subject situation. Finally, the line of sight limitations of older wireless systems can be negated by the use of blue-tooth technology. This system addresses all of these problems.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM COMPONENTS

System components are: an officer-carried microphone, minicam, two-way radio or blue-tooth device equipped with a manual activation and a holster-mounted system activator (triggering) device; a vehicle mounted video camera, vehicle mounted radio, directional microphones and/or blue-tooth devices. Additionally, viewing and recording devices may be installed in other vehicles and the base station.

DESCRIPTION OF ANTICIPATED USAGE

An officer would be equipped with a shoulder or front pocket mounted video camera-radio combination device (30). By manual activation or automatically, when the officer's weapon is drawn, an elevated priority transmission would be made via the officer's vehicle radio system of the situation confronting the officer (40) to the base station (10) and optionally to other units en route or otherwise in need of such situation information. This transmitted data could be recorded in either or both the vehicle and the base station for later retrieval. Use of bluetooth technology would reduce dependency on line-of-sight limitations. When the officer's unit is activated the video and directional microphone components in the officer's vehicle(20) would also become active and attempt to follow the same subject matter seen and heard by the officer. A two data point record would thus be generated. If GPS is integrated to these systems, the accuracy of the officer's location would be more precise. It should be noted that the combinations of devices included is not a system limiting factor at this time.

All vehicle transmissions are intended to comply with APCO 34.

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