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What Features Should You Look for When Buying Body Cameras?

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People are quick to record nearly anything on cell phone cameras and post it to social media, but it's not unusual for a specific angle to capture only a portion of the story. When law enforcement professionals have high-quality body cameras, they are able to capture both visual and audio proof of exactly how events occurred, which often provides a more thorough overview of activities than will be captured from cell phones of bystanders. Body cameras are quickly becoming standard issue for many law enforcement professionals at the national, state and local levels to provide a variety of benefits for both the officers and the public. These recording devices are meant to help officers stay accountable while also improving police-community relations. Many officers note that they see an immediate sense of calm come over individuals during a traffic stop when body cameras are present -- a powerful statement about the value of adding these devices to your law enforcement arsenal.

How Much Do ALPR Systems Cost?

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There is a revolution coming in terms of access control, security, and surveillance -- and automated license plate readers (ALPRs) are leading the charge. This technology is extremely safe and efficient, allowing corporations, municipalities and law enforcement professionals to actively scan up to several hundred license plates per minute. This information captured by networks of high-speed cameras is then quickly translated into machine-readable text that includes useful metadata such as the geographic location, time, and more. Once this information has been stored, it's readily accessible and corporations to charge tolls or parking fees to individuals that are skipping out on their fair share. While the base technology is well understood, there is a range of features that can cause the cost of ALPR systems to vary dramatically, from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands for a large or complex system. From the speed of the vehicles moving through your system to the storage capacity of the servers, here is a quick overview of the various factors that affect the price of ALPR systems.

What is the Difference Between Smart Locks and an Access Control System?

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The world is truly going digital, and that's even down to the way we control access to buildings or various items throughout your home or organization. Traditional metal keys are too easily lost, stolen or duplicated but electronic locks provide an added level of security for high-risk or high-traffic businesses. Confidential information, patient records, drug cabinets or co-working spaces – there is a range of access control mechanisms that you can utilize. Two of the most popular options are standalone smart locks and true access control systems, but it can be a bit confusing to determine which will best meet your needs.

LaTech's Monica Wolf Attends The Louisiana Life, Safety, and Security Conference

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LaTech's Monica Wolf recently attended the Louisiana Life, Safety, and Security Conference in Kenner, LA. Monica is the Vice President of Region 2 (Baton Rouge).

The event was a huge success. Through great leadership and member participation, the local association was able to have its annual event with 85 vendors and over 550 attendees!

Smart Technology Makes A Big Impact

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License plate recognition technology can do much more than read license plates thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence — and law enforcement reaps the benefits.

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License plate recognition (LPR) technology has advanced leaps and bounds compared to when it was first released two decades ago. LPR technology has seen an increase in operational efficiency, moving from manual LPRs to automatic LPRs (ALPR) that can, as the name says, automatically alert law enforcement of a suspect [...]


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