WatchGuard Video has introduced two advanced, rugged and highly-engineered cameras: VISTA, the company's first body-worn HD camera, and the Panoramic X2 HD camera now featured in the industry-leading 4RE in-car video system.
Together, the VISTA body-worn camera (which captures a first-person point of view) and the 4RE Panoramic X2 in-car video system (which captures a third-person point of view) offer the most complete and reliable solution on the market. Both products feature WatchGuard's patent-pending "Record-After-the-Fact" technology, which ensures no incident is missed -- even if a situation escalates quickly and an officer doesn't have time to press record. The technology allows agencies to go "back in time" to capture events that would have been otherwise missed, even days later.
Created to eliminate the deficiencies of most wearable cameras, WatchGuard's VISTA HD body-worn camera is receiving positive reviews from departments who have deployed the solution thus far. The product is now in full production and shipping from the company's Texas headquarters.
The rugged VISTA HD body-worn camera may be used on its own or linked with the 4RE in-car video system. The weatherproof, tamperproof body-worn camera features:
- 9 hours of HD video recording on a single charge,
- Adjustable lens with a 130 wide-angle field of view,
- Ultra-wide dynamic range technology for superior nighttime recording,
- Clear, intuitive, backlit digital display and controls for ease of in-field use,
- Military-grade materials for maximum durability, and
- Locking magnetic mount
Designed and assembled at the company's headquarters in Texas, WatchGuard products fully comply with the Buy American Act of 1933 and the Buy America Act of 1983. The VISTA HD body-worn camera complies with, and exceeds, the product requirements outlined in the recently-announced $20 million body-worn camera grant program from the U.S. Department of Justice. The program allows agencies to receive a matching 50 percent grant for body-worn camera implementations.
WatchGuard's industry-first 4RE Panoramic X2 in-car video system dramatically expands video coverage with the addition of its exclusive "pillar-to-pillar" Panoramic X2 HD camera, more than doubling the field of vision. The system integrates two cameras: a fixed panoramic camera, capturing the widest single-camera view available on the market, and a primary camera, providing the maximum details of a normal coverage area with a turret lens that may be aimed as needed.
With WatchGuard's flexible, purpose-built technology, agencies benefit from a dual-recording and expanded view without requiring additional storage. Agencies may elect to store either or both recordings from the system based on their needs and policies.