2021-05-12

In-Car Video Technology from Motorola Solutions Assisting U.K. Police to “Help Reduce Road Risk and Increase Safety”

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Technology forms a critical part of the National Roads Policing strategy to give frontline officers greater operational efficiency and reduce the threat of serious crime.

Motorola Solutions today announced that the company has signed a four-year single supplier framework agreement with BlueLight Commercial* to deploy integrated 4RE In-Car Video Solutions to all emergency services in the U.K. including police, highways agencies, border security and the U.K. Home Office. The deployment of In-Car Technology is part of the National Police Chiefs Council’s Roads Policing Strategy to improve road safety and security, as well as efficiency. Providing officers with leading video solutions to capture and deliver unquestionable evidence plays a vital role in reducing the number of collisions and persons killed or seriously injured. The contract is the first to be led by BlueLight Commercial and is immediately available for emergency services to order in-car video technology.

“In-car video enhances operational policing as it brings the benefits of gathering visual evidence from multiple vantage points, aiding decision-making and maintaining a record for transparency,” said Lianne Deeming, Chief Executive Officer at BlueLight Commercial. “The new integrated in-car video solutions will help the police achieve their strategic objectives for policing the roads: Safe roads, safe speeds, safe vehicles, safe road users and effective post-crash response investigation.”

For officers on road patrol, situations can escalate from routine to an emergency within moments. The Motorola Solutions 4RE In-Car Video Solution captures evidence from multiple camera points both outside and inside the police vehicle to deliver a live 360-degree view of any situation. Live-streaming to the control room allows real-time monitoring and enhances collaboration between frontline officers and control room personnel. All evidence is securely processed and automatically stored in Motorola Solutions’ Evidence Library, ensuring officers are more efficient and productive.

“Our in-car video systems will deliver security, flexibility and efficiency in the most demanding environments,” says Fergus Mayne, country manager and head of U.K. sales at Motorola Solutions. “By reducing crime, reducing accidents and making the roads safer for all users, our video solutions will ultimately ensure that citizens and police alike return home safely.”

*BlueLight Commercial works together with blue light organizations to help them transform their commercial services, working alongside local forces, providing them with commercial intelligence, market insight and effective processes and tools. Bluelight Commercial embeds and enhances collaborative procurement, making best use of combined national buying power, increasing standardization and improving value for money. Strategic procurement approaches deliver annual savings, which can be reinvested into frontline services.