Safariland Vievu, a leader in body-worn camera and video evidence management and a brand of The Safariland Group, will debut the LE5 body-worn camera at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in Philadelphia next week. The technological advances of the LE5 camera provide what the company describes as "industry-leading" connectivity and adaptability to integrate with radios, smartphones, holsters, vehicles, and other connected communication devices.

The Bluetooth-enabled LE5 camera boasts two industry firsts: a user-selectable field of view and USB-C connection, according to Vievu. The LE5 camera is fully configurable to capture 95 degrees, which replicates the human eye, a narrower 70 degrees for a focused view, or a wide-angle 120 degrees. The USB-C connection provides fast charging, high speed and its symmetrical and reversible design allows easy docking.

“I’m thrilled to bring to market our fifth-generation camera, which reflects a decade of customer feedback, innovation, and the newest technology in optics. With cutting-edge components, the LE5 delivers the functionality and flexibility requested through customer feedback,” said Sean McCarthy leader of Vievu and Safariland’s Wearable Technology business. “We understand the needs of our users for a lightweight, compact camera design with a variety of easy-to-adjust mounting options and easy-to-use slide switch. The finishing touches and attention to detail is what our long-term customers will appreciate the most.” 

The Safariland Vievu LE5 camera works with the Safariland 7TS duty holster with CAS technology, leveraging proprietary chip technology to automatically activate the camera any time a weapon is drawn from the holster.

Bluetooth and wi-fi streaming enhances possibilities for the connected officer with a camera that can record for over 12 continuous hours without having the battery recharged, enabling ample livestream videos and the addition of metadata in the field. With storage for over 50 hours of footage, the LE5 features a selectable pre-record of up to three minutes, and post-record for up to one minute with video and audio, ensuring that critical moments of an event are captured. Additional features include an easy to use on-off slide switch, an IP66 rating for water resistance and a user-selectable record indicator with either LED lights or a vibration-only covert mode, all in a package weighing less than five ounces. 

“At Safariland, we know officers like to customize their gear and make adjustments to get their system dialed in perfectly, so selectable options were core elements of this design. The LE5 body-worn camera and CAS technology are defining the way law enforcement agencies integrate connectivity and technology into policing,” McCarthy added. “This leading-edge wearable technology reinforces our commitment to provide the most innovative solutions for law enforcement.”

As with other Safariland Vievu body-worn cameras, the LE5 camera integrates with the company's CJIS-compliant digital evidence management systems. Agencies may select either Vievu Solution, the fully hosted cloud system built on Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud, or Veripatrol, the onsite solution. 

Product presentations of this new body-worn technology will be on display throughout the 2017 IACP Conference (Oct. 22 through Oct. 24) at booth #1515. Agency Test and Evaluation opportunities will also be available. For more information, visit www.vievu.com.

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