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SmartRedaction™ Video Redaction Software for Police Video

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Smart Redaction enables 21st Century Police Accountability and Transparency by removing cost as a barrier to releasing body-worn video on a timely basis. As police departments equip all officers with body-worn video cameras to record exchanges with the public, there will naturally be a big increase in FOIA requests for those body-worn video recordings. The Smart Redaction software as a service can automatically identify and redact all faces and body parts in a video. Alternatively, a video administrator can select one or more objects in a video to redact. Smart Redaction then redacts the selected object(s) as they move around in the video. A third alternative is to select one or more objects to not redact, and then Smart Redaction redacts all faces and body parts in the video except the objects Smart Redaction™ for Police body-worn video selected to remain clear. Audio can also be selectively redacted during a specific timeframe in the video to help protect victims, minors and/or bystanders. Smart Redaction does the redaction work on a copy of the original video. The video administrator gets a notification when the redacted video is completed and ready to distribute. A video administrator can launch any number of video redaction jobs in parallel. The original video is retained and is never modified, so the Legal Evidence Chain of Custody is protected. A Police Department can quickly redact video and audio at low cost to protect public confidence. An example of how Smart Redaction™ works can be seen on the SmartRedaction.com web site. Public policy around releasing body-worn video should not be based upon a false assumption that video can only be redacted manually at high cost and with a long production lead-time,” said McKeeman. “We have developed a fast and cost-effective solution to meet the rapidly growing need to redact police body-worn video.” Smart Redaction’s is integrated into Utility’s AVaiLWeb™ Video Management software as a service. There is no additional cost to subscribers using the Utility Evidence Ecosystem cloud product suite for In-Car Video dashcams and Generation 2 BodyWorn™ police cameras. Utility is a venture-capital funded company headquartered in Decatur, Georgia (metro Atlanta). The company was founded in 2001, developing software for mission-critical field-work force operations for the electric and gas industries. This software evolved into AVaiLWeb, Utility’s premiere SaaS solution. Utility provides a unified operating platform for safely locating, tracking and supporting all aspects of mobile field operations. AVaiLWeb delivers real-time access to virtually any mobile asset, and provides a cost-effective, enterprise-wide view of the location and status of mobile field operations. Learn more at www.smartredaction.com