The DVR is designed and exceed the USA Military standard MIl810G. The system consist of 2 pieces a small zoom camera and a touchscreen DVR. This makes it one of the smallest and easiest way for police department to record dash cam videos in the car. The latest wireless uploading video technology is incorporated into it so the camera can upload and download videos via a 802.11N private network. Once the police car comes close to the police station the videos come off the car DC3 to the police server almost instantaneously.
In the field a police officer uses their training to assess crime. The officer spends most of their time patrolling the highways, arresting criminals and saving lives of others.
With the aid of an in-car video system, you can remember exactly how a crime scene looked and felt. It's very hard for a police officer to recall what is said days later from an incident. The car camera system will let the officer review the footage to get all the facts correct.
This is really important now days, with a friendlier police community based department trying to stay away from physical incidents while on duty. Community policing has some great opportunities for law enforcement. The biggest is the ability to ask the community and politicians for funding for police car cameras. The agency now has a way to track their interactions with citizens and prove that they made an accurate arrest. One of the advantages will make itself known quickly, racial profiling claims will be dealt with in a efficient timely manner now that video is involved. There are way too many complaints about officers pulling over suspects based on color or ethnicity. Once the video footage from the in-car camera system is reviewed, the supervisors can make a decision on the conduct of the officer.
True to form, we find that the police car video cameras place accountability on officers who are not conducting themselves in a professional manner according to the state guidelines. Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, and District Attorneys can watch video recordings from the car systems on a timely basis to review the officers, helping ensure a better police department.
1. Protects the officer and police department against false accusations.
2. An intact chain of custody for the evidence to be turned into the district attorney
3. The car camera footage helps officers improve safety
4. The police department can standardize conduct and make policy changes by using the police in-car cameras
5. Officers will feel protected by the dash-cam system re-enforcing their side of the incident
6. The in-car video cameras footage can be released to the public, showing full transparency and avoiding conflict with citizens groups
7. Easy management of video evidence, stored in a central safe location
8. Lower court cost for defending the agency against law suits
9. Greater convictions of DUI and criminals, because the video evidence is so definitive
10. So the training of beginner cops using the in car video cameras can correct mistakes made by training cadets.
11. All Studies point to one conclusion, that use of police dash camera systems eliminate complaints
A whole host of complaints against police officers go away when the suspects learned that the officers vehicle was equipped with a digital police onboard dash camera systems. This video evidence can certify a ticket or a arrest.
With a larger and every increasing amount of police car video cameras coming online in the 2015 year ending, just over 60% of the police departments utilize digital camera systems. The in car cameras will be becoming an ever increasing part of fair policing policies also known as community oriented policing.
In today's society, there are many different opinions on who is responsible for committing a particular crime while an officer is on-scene without video (10-8) on duty. In the past, the cost of storage of analog products where prohibited. Now that the most technologically advanced police in-car video cameras utilize digital video and hard drives, storage is very affordable, the video footage can be stored for years or even decades. The shear fact that a police department can store dash-cam videos for years will allow them to protect themselves in the future if a dispute erupts.
The police car video systems recently have advanced capabilities and are able to transfer data through wireless options to the headquarters. The super features also include instant identification of license plate numbers so officers know if the car they are approaching is driven by dangerous suspects.
Police car video systems can in addition, offer instant verification of license plate numbers, and ensure proper management of law and order.
The Key Illuminating Advantages of Video Camera Systems in Police Cars
Video recording security technology has shown to be very important to the task of detectives. Locating criminals and providing video evidence in court strengthens the case using the police vehicle camera system. The dash-cam cruiser system allows a police chief to view and teach officers the correct way of doing their duties. The very stressful occupation of being a law enforcement officer, needs an impartial witness to their duties. Once the camera systems were installed in their cars, a large majority of officers began to enjoy and count on the silent video witness.
Analysis of the crime situations - Car police camera system give the officers and detectives the ability to review video evidence, with specific goals in mind. The inspection of officer behavior can reduce the claims against the department. The advent of the dash-camera system has allowed law enforcement agencies to address attitudes that may be an issue with officers completing their duties. The greatest advantage is the law officers security.
The Public Perception - Its sad to say, but in certain regions in the United States, law officers are look at in a unfavorable light. The important issues are police brutality and profiling. The effective weapon is the HD in-car police camera video system, combating through video evidence what the opinion of the public is saying. Letting the public actually see the police dash-cam videos adds to transparency and good will to a community. The car video recording equipment adds a third eye that is honest and is amazing. If the agency has added the latest police car camera technology their videos, they will be shooting in HD or 1080P.
Recorded Evidence Footage - Video from the police cars continuously prove their financial investments. The criminal cases that go to court are provided with video evidence from the dash cams are extremely helpful in convicting criminals. The key cornerstone of a successful police department has to be built upon a high quality police car camera video recording system.
Posted by William P. on 3rd May 2016
In-car-Video Camera Systems for Police & government Enforcement that give officers peace of mind. Research regarding police dash cams including digital video evidence recorders, radar-based car mounted systems, and other vehicle-mounted camera options. If you are trying to find a quality police-car-camera system the DC3 is perfect solution.
Posted by Wilford Q. on 29th Apr 2016
Martel has developed a Model Policy, which is included in the exact Practices policing.
The Martel In-Car Camera Policy is intended as a guide post, which can be adapted or
tweaked to the unique needs of an agency.
Correct management of an police in-car camera program is essential to everyone in the community. Sheriffs
must have a thorough understanding of the entire cost of needs before the instituting
an in-car camera system.
The policy give you the minimum requirement for
agencies using in-car video systems. The dash-cam-in-car camera documents the consequences of both the suspects and the
law officer. A police chief/sheriff may think the in-car camera as a method of getting convictions,
honesty and accountability. This video evidence must be taken into account when
implementing or measuring the performance of an video in-car camera program.
Posted by Scott T. on 21st Oct 2014
I just learned from FBO.gov that LEI regions 6 and 1 of the USFS agency have purchased Martel DC3 police car camera for all their officers. That is cover Oregon to Montana. I just read that Martel Electronics is a GSA Contract holder for police in-car camera systems. Here is the contract number, GS-07F-007CA. If you are a Federal Law Enforcement agency or state agency use can use this contract for the police car cameras.
Posted by Scott M. on 16th Sep 2014
We have had a number of police cameras systems in our department before the Martel DC3. All of them where a bust for reliability. Most of the video cameras where dash-cams and had poor resolution. After we got our first Martel dashcam we order 3 more right away. They fit in all of our vehicles even though we have suv tahoes and impalas and crown vics. I dont normally write reviews but I was compelled to tell every police department that the Martel police car camera systems are well worth the money!!! Do it right the first time. Solid state, Gps, wireless file transfer, radar cable interface, touch screen control, 2 cameras front and rear, 2.4ghz wireless microphone, Military MIL810G and the best part manufactured in the USA.
Posted by Travis on 11th Aug 2014
When we bought our first couple of DC3 police cameras we did not plan to wireless upload our videos. After the second year we order 11 more in car cameras systems from Martel. Now we had a problem and needed to manage the cars. There are 2 shifts a day. So we needed a way to get the videos from the police car to the server without having a Captain pull memory cards. So we called Martel and they explained how the wireless\wifi uploading from the cars to the station worked. The video evidence files will be automatically uploaded into the video management software through a encrypted 802.11n private network. The officer has no interaction with the system which means our chain of evidence is pure and untainted. The files are moved down the wireless network with any hands touching the video. The DC3 police car camera does not need a MDT or computer, this was important to us since we did not have a laptop in our cruisers. Plus if we had to integrate it with windows we would have to hire a IT technician. The Captain can review the video and burn them to dvd if they are needed for court. Well its been a few years now and we have over 56 cars downloading a day. It works just like advertised. Here is the kicker Martel has been updating us FREE with new Video Server software since we started and gets getting faster and better every year. We are always going to be a Martel customer. Even some of our officers who have left to take jobs in our county have had their sheriffs departments order Martel video systems. Is the ultimate Fleet management software for wireless video transferring.
Posted by Matt on 16th Jul 2014
Allot police departments already have video in car cameras systems there are still several thousand departments without police dash-cams recording devices in their police vehicles. The police dashcam has some huge advantages over the police body cameras. The biggest is that the in car camera system automatically starts recording when the light bar is activated or the speed of the police car goes over a certain speed. The draw back or con of the police body worn cameras is that it is totally up to the officer to hit record. Not the best idea if you want video to be recorded during a huge incident. The biggest problem with body cameras is that there is no pre event recording. The one minute before the incident so you never really see why the officer is making the arrest. 1080P In-Car Camera System with with GPS and H.264 may not be the best solution because of the huge files that are created. Storage is going to be expensive. Police camera system that incorporates GPS Geotag that stamps the longitude and latitude coordinates onto every video file, frame by frame and picture by picture. Many departments deployed the in-car video camera to record traffic violations now days. Allot of police departments who go 10-8 need to have a police in car camera system and a police body camera on them at all times. 10-8 mean on duty by the way.
Posted by LT. Walters on 10th Jun 2014
Since Martel manufactures all their parts in the USA it really makes a difference. We have had 12 Martel video systems since 2001. None of these units have had any issues and have been working perfectly for over 13 years now. I cant say enough about Martel quality police cameras. Now the DC3 in car systems are our next purchase and we are going to get them with the wireless video uploading transferring system from the police car to the police station. After this our next Martel system will be a add on ALPR license plate reader.
Posted by Thomas on 3rd May 2014
We chose the Martel DC3 police in car camera system because we wanted the wireless uploading of the video. We have now over 19 Martel video systems and you need to watch their videos, it impressive. Police cameras in the car guard us against law suits. The touchscreen is so small and can be mounted anywhere. I do recommend getting the drivers license scanner. Its been a real crime tool for my department.
Posted by Martin J. (New York, NY) on 1st May 2014
The DC# police in car video is made in the USA. I have been looking a reasonable priced video system for our police department now for over a year. I looked at mirror units and seat mounted police in car video systems. I found them to be lacking the area of durability. The police officers treat them very harshly. The Martel police in car video has no button just a touch screen. It has no moving part, totally solid state and records to flash cards. It also has the ability to auto wirelessly download the video from the police car to the police stations server. All that and a price we can afford. We have had them now 6 months and I would recommend them to every department I meet.
Posted by William E. (Jacksonville, FL) on 1st May 2014
Breaking news about the police car camera has been updated on this page today. The Technology update is apparently how the police car camera has helped the Law enforcement community. The SPECIAL INFORMATION ABOUT POLICE CAR CAMERA and its related equipment, such as the police car camera wireless microphone and rear sear camera, along with the police car camera gps and crash sensor are all major parts and accessories of the police car camera. Ultimate Police Car Digital Video Recording System. wireless video download. The special new information also contains the police car camera Wireless microphone system and wireless downloading capability. Note, The interface works with most GPS, Radar, and car systems to indicate brakes, lights, position, officer name/badge number, and more on screen for complete evidence collection. back end software will automatically download recorded video when the vehicle enters a designated 802.11 wifi hot spot zone. This information is crucial to police departments this is a major leap forward in technology for police car camera.
Posted by Travis T. (Palo Alto, CA) on 1st May 2014
I bought some of the Martel MDE2 POLICE CAR CAMERA units. I am very impressed with the touch screen and the police wireless microphone. We now have added the wireless file downloading to our police departments headquarters. Its real simple to install and run. The VALUE and IMPACT the police car camera has made it well worth the investment. Our Highway Patrol is now looking for police car camera and I would recommend the DC3 in car camera system. The study I have seen and information I used to make our decision was researched for over 1 year. After careful research on the police car camera. This study that they show me gave me important information about the police car camera.
Posted by Joe M. (Jackson, MS) on 1st May 2014
The news update I have about the POLICE CAR CAMERA. police-car camera software updates are available for the police car camera. Dashboard-camera have been in service now for 3 years and we love them. The Special feature of the POLICE CAR CAMERA is that now they wireless download with 2.4ghz radios and its automatic.
Posted by Joe T. (Texas, TX) on 1st May 2014
The definition of a police car camera: is a camera that is mounted looking out a windshield of a police car. The important news is that they have made the police car camera digital now and can record to a memory card. The video files from the police car camera are now mpeg2, mp4, h264 and server based for transferring the video files wirelessly thought a hot spot that uses wifi. Some of the police car cameras are using HD video. The HD video is the latest news updates on police car camera.
Posted by john M. (San Antonio, TX) on 1st May 2014
This is a must know if you are researching police car camera systems. you will find that the most reliable police car camera systems are made in the US. Ask the company you are researching if the police car camera that are selling is made down to the pc board level in the United States. Trust me this will tell you if the police car camera is durable and worth the investment. We bought the Martel police car camera after finding they made it in California down to the board level. Also we purchased the wifi auto downloading video system. The video files are wireless transferred from the police car to the police station. Perfect. The best part was for our IT department Martel system doesn't use SQL databases.
Posted by Timothy M. (Provo, UT) on 1st May 2014
New Reports on Police Car Camera effectiveness from IACP show that police departments that have police car camera installed in their cars do much better with complaints. The official update reports that 93% of all complaints are cleared up immediately. The Police Car camera is a vital tool for law enforcement in the 10 mobile vehicles. 8 of them are Martel's.