GUN N.Y. Police Force First To Test Digital PistolCams

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    N.Y. Police Force First To Test Digital PistolCams
    http://wcbstv.com/local/pistolcam.gun.newburgh.2.462479.html
    Digital Cameras Placed Under Gun Barrels, Record Audio & Video As Soon As Gun Is Drawn

    Tony Aiello NEWBURGH, N.Y. (CBS) ― A New York company says it has invented a camera that fits into a gun and could provide vital answers when police use deadly force, and soon Orange County police will be testing the first-of-its-kind units.

    The standard-issue Glock resting on the left hip of Dennis Barry, captain of the Orange Co. Sheriff's Department, is about to enter the digital age.

    "We're gonna try this out and we don't see any downside to it," Barry told CBS 2.

    In January, the department will be the first in the country to test the "PistolCam," a miniature digital camera that attaches under the gun barrel. The camera records audio and video as soon as the gun is drawn from its holster.

    The developers of PistolCam say video recorded by the unit is even encrypted, and cannot be tampered with.

    The maker of the device says in addition to a great training aid at the gun range, the "pistolcam" video will provide valuable evidence when deadly force is used.

    "Not only could we use it to preserve the evidence, exactly what happened, but we could go back, we can train our officers to be better prepared, maybe make better decisions," says Bill DeProsp of Legend Technologies, the company behind the device.

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department hasn't even installed the cameras yet, and already there's talk of expanding their use.

    The mayor of Newburgh says he wants them installed in part to ease historically tense relations between police and the community.

    On the streets, there is both support and skepticism for the PistolCam plan.

    "Of course it would increase police trust. For me, I would feel better about it. If it's being recorded it should be correct," says Janelle Osborne, a Newburgh resident.

    "A camera? That's wasting state money right there, when they could be doing other thigns for kids in this community," added Dee Davis, also a Newburgh resident.

    At $700 each, PistolCams are not cheap. Still, in a life and death situation, the evidence they provide, however, could prove priceless.


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  2. sprite

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    lol could they make it any bigger.
     
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    That thing is huge.
     
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    Its an interesting idea and I like the thought, however that looks big and clunky cumbersome and annoying.

    I wonder if the can miniaturize it to something so it can fit in say a 1911 recoil spring plug, and then the data recorded wirelessly on a device on the officers belt or even housed in the grips.
     
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    The real issue here probably isn't storage media, even with encryption taking up extra space (and processing power). The issue is probably the batteries that run the whole operation.
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    In for cameras that see better than human eyes fucking over cops in court. :sad2:
     
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    True, they have to add a little heft, I think it would be more comfortable, if the batteries were housed in the grips and connected by a wire.

    Then again, how much juice do you need? I can have my cell phone on standby for something like 18 days (according to the manual) and talk on it for something like 4.5 hours. Plus many cellphones now have a video camera in addition to a still shot camera and they'll work for a while. Just use rechargeable batteries charge your gun every so often (or hell make it with one of those generators that charges when you move) Regardless you should be able to make that much smaller or at least position the heft in a better manner.


    On a side note, you know there are going to be shootings and the batteries in these things will be dead, its not like forgetting to charge or replace the batteries is going to prevent the gun from firing.
     
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    i like his finger placement
     
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    Fake gun, and they wanted to show the camera.

    Ps, you could put a ccd and lens in a tiny thing like the end of a 1911 like someone else said. You would just have to run wires to the powerpack / processor recording device.
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing the police use the biometric camera I have seen the army use in real life at my job. It's fucking badass.
     
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    so what if its a fake gun, he is still exhibiting poor firearm handling skills :eek3:
     
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    Turns out a cop just used it for the first time here's a screen cap from it
















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    Now you are just whining.

    Should I put my camera on a tripod and take pics of myself with my rifle pointed at it with my finger on the trigger just to wind you up some more?
     
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    :nono: :nono:

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    only if there is a round in the chamber :mamoru:
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    If I had some plexi and a dead on way to trigger the camera I would shoot at my camera and get the round in the air. :naughty:
     
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    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    that would be cool. i've always liked those high speed photos of bullets tearing shit up :bowdown:
     
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    The whole process is relatively simple for those pictures honestly.

    Balloons and shit are cheap, so doing your timing for that is easy. Doing a straight on shot would be expensive and hard. :hs:
     
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    :werd: plus, is something fucks up have fun buying new camera gear :hs:
     
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    I would box it up and send it to canon Irvine for cla.

    Just to see what happens. :noes:
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    :rofl: Fuck that. Stupidiest idea evar!
     
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    :rofl:

    Canon: Did you drop it or something?
    Mattsb2000: actually...
     
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    I would make sure to get some footage of my cock and fill out a use of force report stating that I was attacked by some sort of hog.
     
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    Just another video that'll be "misplaced" somehow when it looks like police are in the wrong.
     
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    :bowrofl: :bowrofl:

    Well sir, we see that your last file names were IMG_8056 - 8099 Would you mind sending us those?
     

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