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Miami equips 1,000 cops with VIEVU body cameras

SEATTLE Oct. 5, 2016 The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), the parent company of VIEVU®, a leading provider of body worn video cameras used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries, today announced it has satisfied its contract to provide body worn cameras to the Miami-Dade Police Department (the “MDPD”), enabling the MDPD to achieve its goal of deploying more than 1,000 body worn cameras by the end of September 2016.

"We are proud to have successfully outfitted approximately 1,000 of our officers with body worn cameras, which has had an immediate and positive impact on our agency and the safety of the communities we serve,” said Captain Gustavo Duarte of the Miami-Dade Police Department. “We are pleased to have quickly received these products, enabling us to reach our target date of September 30, 2016.”

“We are pleased to have delivered on our commitment to the Miami-Dade Police Department, demonstrating our ability to meet the rapidly increasing demand for VIEVU products and services,” said Scott O’Brien, president of Safariland. “Importantly, other departments and agencies across the country will benefit from the MDPD body worn camera program, which is being partially funded with a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Justice. The effectiveness of Miami-Dade’s program, including performance metrics and other statistics, as well as the strategies and policies developed, will be monitored and used by police departments across the nation to effectively implement additional body worn camera programs.”

The video data collected from the body worn cameras provided to the MDPD officers equipped with the body worn cameras will be uploaded, stored, and managed on VIEVU Solution, the industry’s most flexible and mobile-friendly evidence management system built on the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud.

“A police officer’s body worn camera generates massive amounts of data. This requires a reliable and trusted data storage solution that reduces the burden on an agency’s IT department and can support the growing demands for storing and managing evidence data throughout its lifecycle,” said Michael Donlan, vice president, U.S. State and Local Government, Microsoft. “By using the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud, agencies are able to easily handle the scale and size of video data produced, without having to invest in new servers and other resources to manage this data. In addition, because Microsoft Azure Government Cloud aligns with the FBI’s regulatory compliance standards, agencies are able to trust in our platform and meet CJIS compliance requirements.”

Safariland acquired VIEVU in June 2015 with the objective of meaningfully investing in VIEVU and leveraging its body worn cameras and technologies across Safariland's robust distribution network and extensive relationships with police departments. For more information about VIEVU body worn video cameras, visit www.vievu.com.

About VIEVU

Designed by Cops for Cops, VIEVU is a leading provider of body worn and video technologies, providing secure, high-quality video cameras for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services and retailers. VIEVU Solution, the company’s next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system, is built on Microsoft® Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. VIEVU is also the only provider of body worn cameras with Automated Video Redaction technology, a highly advanced redaction tool built to automatically blur faces and objects recorded on body worn cameras, without user involvement, in order to protect the privacy and identity of victims, innocent bystanders, minors and undercover police officers. Built on police experience, VIEVU technology is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries. VIEVU received the highest score in an evaluation of body worn video by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For information please visit www.vievu.com.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group's mission, "Together, We Save Lives", is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

 

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