TruWITNESS® from FLIR Systems, Inc. is an industry-first wearable sensor platform designed for city-level security and public safety operations. This mobile surveillance option combines video, audio, location data, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and cloud and management software in one solution, allowing organizations to reach a new level of situational awareness.
Designed for any public safety organization that requires on-scene, real-time mobile surveillance, TruWITNESS can be worn on an individual’s body or mounted inside vehicles. It includes visible-video, audio, global navigation satellite system (GNSS), gyroscope, and accelerometer and magnetometer sensors. These sensors combine to send alerts and stream data to a central command center in real-time to ensure full situational awareness and global event handling. FLIR Neighbor Aware™ inter-device connectivity allows TruWITNESS to act as an IoT device, triggering nearby TruWITNESS devices, fixed and motorized Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) security cameras, and other connected sensors to act upon an alarm event.
TruWITNESS becomes a key component of FLIR Systems’ Video Management System, United VMS, which command centers use to manage video surveillance. United VMS combines video, audio, and other related data and makes it available for real-time situation management and forensic purposes.
FLIR offers both visible and thermal sensors for use by cities in security, traffic, and public safety applications, and FLIR United VMS integrates these devices into one comprehensive, omniscient system. Adding TruWITNESS to the system extends the reach to virtually anywhere, providing for enhanced real-time situational awareness, informed decision making, and additional opportunities to affect a positive outcome.
“The market for wearable video surveillance technology today is confined mainly to law enforcement, but we believe TruWITNESS helps extend this capability well beyond it,” said Travis Merrill, President of the Commercial Business Unit at FLIR. “Equipped with the TruWITNESS platform and connected devices, security personnel can stream video of an incident not only to their command center, but also to local law enforcement or emergency medical personnel. TruWITNESS enables any public safety organization to use video to respond to complex situations and evolving threats as they occur.”
TruWITNESS features image wide scene capture with up to a 124° horizontal field of view, recording and streaming full HD video with human level low light performance; high cyber protection with AES 256-bit cryptography (encrypted during content creation), transport layer security, comprehensive device hardening, and chain of custody; and event reports so all alarms generated by users during the shift are automatically summarized and ready to use by the time that the shift is over—fully accessible and managed through the VMS.
The mobile surveillance option offers onboard recording with 1080p 25 fps H.264 main profile video and AAC audio. Recording capacity is up to 48 hours and battery life is up to 12 hours with six hours to full charge. TruWITNESS is IP55 rated for rain, dirt, and dust with a temperature range of 14°F to 113°F.