Digital Cameras

‘No Cameras Allowed’ Crashes Every Party – Wall Street Journal

Friday, August 29, 2014

A scene from ‘No Cameras Allowed.’ MTV Begins Friday at 10 p.m. on MTV Built on youthful energy and unabashed larceny, “No Cameras Allowed” follows one James Marcus Haney’s career as a crasher of music festivals, schmoozer of celebrities and gifted backstage photographer, which, time and again, gets him off the hook with the people whose pockets he’s picking. “In a way, I’m a thief,” Mr. Haney tells the camera…

Body cameras used to hold law enforcement, citizens accountable – WYFF Greenville

Friday, August 29, 2014

WYFF News 4 Investigates found more law enforcement agencies in the Upstate are using a device that’s recording when an officer uses deadly force.   Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) said she wants police departments to get body cameras.  She said it would be a “great legacy” to come out of the death of Michael Brown.   Body cameras hold law enforcement officials, and everyone, accountable.  …

Bratton announces pilot program for cops to use body cameras – New York Post

Friday, August 29, 2014

Commissioner Bill Bratton is set to give a presentation to union officials Thursday about a pilot program for the use of body cameras on some NYPD officers, sources said. Bratton studied the use of cameras in other cities and is ready to begin the small initiative with about 50 officers, according to law-enforcement sources. Supporters claim the cameras can prevent police misconduct, as well as protect officers against false allegations.

Denver police are asking for 800 body cameras for officers – The Denver Post

Friday, August 29, 2014

Denver police on Wednesday said they hope to equip 800 officers, including all patrol and traffic officers, with body cameras in 2015. The cameras, which will record audio and video, not only will protect people who make legitimate complaints, authorities say, but the technology also should protect police from false allegations of excessive force. “The body camera will clear up those moments of conflict,” Chief Robert White said. “We’re very…

Body cameras on police — simple idea, complex ramifications – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More than 2,000 people have signed an online petition to require Milwaukee police officers to wear body cameras that would record everything they do on the job. The fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has put the technology in the public eye nationwide — and a forthcoming report says police agencies have seen lower rates of force and citizen complaints after body cameras were…

Denver police officers to wear body cameras; chief says it will create … – The Denver Channel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DENVER – Denver’s police chief says he plans to require patrol officers to wear body cameras starting next year. Officers working in LoDo are already wearing the cameras as part of a six-month pilot program and study by the University of Cambridge. A similar study conducted in Rialto, California, showed massive declines in police use of force and citizen complaints when police used body cams. Denver Chief Robert White said Wednesday…

Denver Police body camera experiment: Chief will report on results Wednesday – The Denver Channel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DENVER – Denver’s police chief says he plans to require patrol officers to wear body cameras starting next year. Officers working in LoDo are already wearing the cameras as part of a six-month pilot program and study by the University of Cambridge. A similar study conducted in Rialto, California, showed massive declines in police use of force and citizen complaints when police used body cams. Denver Chief Robert White said Wednesday…

Pentax K-S1 Is a Quirky-Looking D-SLR – PC Magazine

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There’s very little chance that the Pentax K-S1, the latest D-SLR from Ricoh Imaging, will be mistaken for any other SLR. Its design is quirky to say the least, thanks in large part to the five green LED lights that adorn its handgrip and serve no other purpose but to light up. It’s also on the small side for an SLR, just a little bit bigger, but in the same class,…

Colorado Springs police officers to begin wearing cameras in October – Colorado Springs Gazette

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Beginning Oct. 1, officers from all of the department’s subdivisions will rotate use of five cameras every day for about 20 hours per day, said police Lt. Catherine Buckley. Colorado Springs police are capitalizing on the results of a 12-month study by the University of Cambridge in England and Taser International that showed officer-worn cameras reduced the rate of use-of-force incidents by 59 percent and complaints involving police officers by…

Denver Police could expand use of body cameras on officers – kdvr.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DENVER — The Denver Police Department could make a decision Wednesday whether officers will begin wearing body cameras on their uniforms. A pilot program has been in place for the past six months in which about two dozen officers in District 6 have worn the body cameras. On Wednesday afternoon, Chief Robert White will reveal results of the program. The body camera gives officers the ability to record their interactions…

Denver police testing use of body cameras – The Denver Post

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Some Denver police officers are using body cameras on patrol as part of a study of their effectiveness. Officers assigned to the downtown area began wearing the cameras in June for the six-month study being conducted by Taser International and the University of Cambridge. The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, has prompted calls for more officers to wear the cameras, simple,…

Missouri Senator says police departments should mandate body cameras for … – Fox News

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has said that police departments across America should require officers to wear body cameras before they can receive federal funds.  “It seems to me that before we give federal funds to police departments, we ought to mandate that they have body cams,” McCaskill said, according to the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader. “ ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT On Monday, McCaskill had attended the funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black…

Adam Schiff Pushes Body Cameras For Cops – Huffington Post

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — In response to the furor over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a senior House Democrat wants the federal government to encourage local cops to wear cameras while they’re working. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is gathering signatures from other lawmakers for a letter to push Attorney General Eric Holder to help state and local law enforcement agencies acquire body-worn cameras. “The…

Bethlehem, Lehigh partner for more security cameras – Allentown Morning Call

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez and Lehigh University interim President Kevin Clayton on Tuesday announced a partnership that will bring up to 12 new security cameras to neighborhoods where off-campus students reside. The cameras, a $100,000-$150,000 investment on Lehigh’s part, will be hooked into the city’s 911 communication system, and the city will pick up the annual electric bill of about $500 per camera. Arriving in the next month, the cameras…

McCaskill: If communities want federal law enforcement funds, cops should wear … – fox2now.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

(CNN) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday that police officers across the country should be required to wear body cameras in order for their departments to qualify for federal funds. McCaskill believes that the ubiquity of cameras gives way to incidents in which only part of the story is recorded, seen or understood. So, a body camera on every officer will not only protect citizens against police misconduct, but…

Is Dropcam’s Lead In Wi-Fi Video Cameras Insurmountable? Simplicam Doesn’t … – Forbes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wi-Fi video cameras have been around for over a decade, but if you’re like me and you got in early on the game, your only reward for being an early adopter was a poor user experience. Mine was one of the first D-Link network cameras, and the nicest thing I can say is that overall the experience wasn’t optimal.  One can hardly blame D-Link, however, since back then there wasn’t…

Cops and Cameras – Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In the wake of the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, police accountability and transparency are key talking points. Dashboard cameras have become commonplace in law enforcement, but should body cameras become the new norm too? Some say this would benefit both cops and civilians but there are a number of steps that need to be taken first. Joining us to talk about the issue are Ed Yohnka, director of communications and…

Is Dropcam’s Lead In Wi-Fi Video Cameras Insurmountable? Simplicam Doesn’t … – Forbes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wi-Fi video cameras have been around for over a decade, but if you’re like me and you got in early on the game, your only reward for being an early adopter was a poor user experience. Mine was one of the first D-Link network cameras, and the nicest thing I can say is that overall the experience wasn’t optimal.  One can hardly blame D-Link, however, since back then there wasn’t…

Columbia Police Officers Using New Body Cameras – WLTX.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You may see several Columbia Police Officers with body cameras on their chest.

Is Dropcam’s Lead In Wi-Fi Video Cameras Insurmountable? Simplicam Doesn’t … – Forbes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wi-Fi video cameras have been around for over a decade, but if you’re like me and you got in early on the game, your only reward for being an early adopter was a poor user experience. Mine was one of the first D-Link network cameras, and the nicest thing I can say is that overall the experience wasn’t optimal.  One can hardly blame D-Link, however, since back then there wasn’t…