FLIR Launches Body Cameras Unified With VMS (TruWitness)

By Sean Patton, Published Dec 11, 2018, 12:07pm EST

While FLIR is best known for their thermal cameras, now they have expanded into body cameras, launching TruWITNESS, a public safety focused body wearable camera 'unified' with their VMS offering.

In this note, based on a conversation with FLIR we look at:

  • What is TruWitness?
  • Does it integrate with 3rd Party Systems?
  • How is it deployed and managed?
  • How much does it cost?
  • How is it sold?
  • How does it compare to the competition?

TruWITNESS ********

************* ****** ******** ** * ****-******** camera *** ********* ****, base *******, *** ********** software. **** **** **** are ********* *** *********** departments, ******** ** ****-**** video ********* *** ************* capabilities.

*** ****** ** "*******" unit ** *****/***** ** standard **** ** *** output ****/*** ***** **** enabling ********** ***** *************. FLIR **** *** ***** stabilization *** **** ***** for ******* *** *******, and **** *** ********** a "*******" ************* ****.

*** ****** *** ** 100-110 ******* *** ** designed ** ** **** clipped ** * ***/******, or ******** *******. ************, it *** * *********** and * ******* *** 2-way **************.

** **** *** * buttons **** ***** *** wearer ** ******* ** alert, ****** * ********, set *** ****** ** privacy ****, *** ****** the ****** ** *** built-in *******.

**** **** *** "***" (Power, **************, *******) **** will ******* **+ ***** of *******, *** * GPS *******, ******** * single *** **** *** 4G/LTE, *** **** ******** a ****** **-** **** configuration. ************, ** ******** vibration/haptic ******** ** *** wearer ** *** ****** unit ** *********, ****** are ********* ******, ** there ** * ******** issue.

**** ********** ******** ** a ********** ********* ****** than *********** ***** ********** *** (see *** **** ****)**** *** *** **** name.

Proprietary ** **** ***

**** **** *** ******* are *** ***** ********* and *** **** ********* by****'* ********* ***. **** ****** ******** to **-******* ********* ******* and ** *** ***** hosted ** *****-***** ******* options.

*** **** ****** ****** in *** **** ****** is ** ********** ** 30fps *** ** ************* compressed ***** **** ******** network ********* ***** ** the ***.

************, **** **** **** were **** ** ******** integrations **** ***** ***** depending ** * ********'* needs.

Real-Time ***** *** ****** ***** *************

**** ********** **********' ***** on ********* **** ***** to ***** *** **** location ********* ********** **** the *****, *** *-*** communications ******* *** ****** and * ******* ******. Additionally, **** ** ******* triggers ** ***** **** the ****** **** (** pressing *** ***** **** logo), ******** ** ***** proximity ***** ** *** coordinates, *** ******* **** audibly *** ** ********* on *** ***. ** alarm *** **** ** cleared ** *** ******* in *** ***** *** triggered **. **** ******* this ********** ** "******** Aware".

****** *** **** **** email ****** **** *** information, * ***** ****, and * **** ** a **** ****** ****** for **** *******.

Modular ******

**** ****** **** *** of *** ******* ********** of ********** ** *** modular ************ ** *** wearable ****. *** ****** unit ******** **** ******** USB-C **** * ******* cable ********** ** *** PCS. **** **** **** choose ***-* ******* ** is * ********** ****, making ** ****** ** connect ********. ************, **** noted *** ******* *** PCS ***** *** ***************. This ***** * ******** can **** **** ** purchasing **** *** ***** than *******, ******** *-***** units ** ****** *** offload ***** ***** ******* the ******* ** * and *-******.

*******, **** (******** *****) has ********* *********** ***** *** **** modular ****** ** **********.

8 **** **** *** ******** ****

*** *** ***** *** charged, ******* ***** ** the **** ********* ******, and ******* ******** *** firmware ******* ************* **** placed ** *** *-**** PoE ******* ******* ********* dock.

**** **** **** ********** other ******* *** ***** on ******** ******** **** will **** ** ********* an * **** ****.

Assignment **********

**** ******** ** *********** to ****** / ******** PCS ***** ** ******** officers, ***** *** ************ with **** ******** ** FLIR's *** *************. ***** on *** **** ********, different ******** *** ** applied ** **** ******* or ****** ** ********. Some ** *** ******** include ********** ** ***** recording, ********* ********* ****, audio *********, ***. ***** is **** ** ******** NFC ********** ***, **** officers *** *** ** self-assign.

*******

**** **** *** **** for * ****** *** (Camera *** ***) ** $2000. **** ****** ******** a ****** *** ******* and *** ********** ******** maintenance ****. ************, **** noted ***** ***** ** an ******** ******** *******/******* program, *** **** **** not ********** ******* ***. There ** ** ********** cost *** *** **** Cloud ********** ********.

******** ******** **** ******** ********* by ***** (**** **** 3 **** ***), ********** ** **** double *** *****.

Sold ******* **** ******* ********

**** **** ********** **** be **** ******* ***** existing ******* ******** ***********, not ******.

Thermal ******* / ******** ******** ** *******

**** **** *** ******* hardware ** * *****-********** product, *** **** ***** on ******** ******** *** requests, **** *** ******** on ****** ******* *******, dual *** **** ******* and ***** ******* ** future ******** *********. 

Compared ** **** (*****)

**** ** ****** ********** as * ****** ** the ***** *** **** after ***** ********* ** Axon ** ***** **** their ***** ******* *** was ******* ******* ***** ** the **** ****** ************** ****. ***** **** is **** * ****-********* brand **** *** *********** and **** ******, **** is ***** ***** ***** into ******** *******.

**** ****** ******* *** all-in-one *********, ***** **** is ******** * ******* system ****. ************, **** offers ***-****** ******* (******), drones, *** *******-******* *******.

*******, **** ***** ****** and ****** ***** ********* with ********* ******* *************, while **** ***** ******* channel ******** *** ** primarily ******* *** ****** as ** ** ****** would ** ***** ** a ***. *** * department **** ***** ** pay ******* *** **** offering ***** ** **** attractive, *** ***** ******* to *** ** **** go **** ***** ** more *********.

Body ******** ****** ********

**** *** ******* ********* with ******** ****** ********** offerings.

Comments (6)

This product never really launched, and now that more manufacturers are getting in on body cameras, FLIR has EOL'd TruWitness.

That was quick! Screenshot attached:

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However, with EST / fever camera sales booming for FLIR....

Maybe the EST camera sales will hold them over until they find a new CEO.

Different division.

It's all the same division now. FLIR eliminated the Commercial Business Unit, which formerly housed the Security group. Now Security has been rolled into the Instruments group, which is where the radiometric (temperature sensing) products have primarily been.

We really like our COBAN units.

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