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Motorola Solutions Adds Cops’ Cameras to Command Center Tech

The public safety tech major has now integrated its body-worn and in-car cameras with its situational awareness platform, CommandCentral Aware — part of a larger trend of police gaining more and more access to video.

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As law enforcement across the U.S. accrues ever more devices for gathering information throughout the urban landscape, major police tech provider Motorola Solutions has added some of these devices to its real-time intelligence platform — namely, body and in-car cameras.

The company has integrated its law enforcement camera solutions into CommandCentral Aware, its platform for gathering various intelligence resources into a single place. The idea behind CommandCentral Aware is that when police are responding to a call or incident, they can quickly pull up a map of nearby resources, such as video cameras, and get a better idea of what they’re dealing with.

It’s becoming increasingly common for police to rely on camera footage — including from private video cameras whose owners agree to give them access — in responding to and investigating crimes.

And between those private cameras, body cameras, in-car cameras, automated license plate readers, acoustic sensors and more, law enforcement have a lot of options.

“The amount of data we need to capture, analyze and share would be overwhelming without CommandCentral Aware, which consolidates data from our communications and camera systems, so our command staff have ‘eyes’ on the scene and our first responders at all times,” said Mark Garber, sheriff of Lafayette Parish in Louisiana, in a press release. “It allows us to map personnel and access field-based intelligence, so we can dispatch and manage the appropriate resources. The recent integration of mobile video, alongside fixed, has added a new dimension, giving us multiple vantage points by which to better understand and react to an incident.”

Motorola Solutions is one of the largest providers of technology to law enforcement in the U.S., with products ranging from mobile radio systems to cameras to software.