When an aeroplane has a significant incident, one of the first things investigators look for after the rescue mission is the black box. It holds vital unedited evidence to what happened before, during and after the incident (in some cases).
Global's own blackbox™ is based on this concept. We put together all of our law enforcement experience and knowledge to bring you the ultimate evidence gathering body cam that will give you the power to have the truth at your fingertips whilst significantly reducing complaints and false accusations.
It's no secret that we have evolved into a society that films incidents at will and there is little legislation can do to stop it from happening. What we often see submitted to the media is a heavily edited, sensationalized version of what actually happened. We know this happens, but we have no tools to counteract these edited videos. In essence, there is no truth to what happened besides our say-so and more often than not, what we say holds little merit in the eyes of the public.
How about complaints? How often have you been in an interview about a false complaint and had to prove yourself innocent rather than being proved at fault?
blackbox™ will eliminate all of these issues and introduces a new era in policing with an all-in-one, easy-to-use heavy-duty secure body cam.
blackbox™ is driven by NTK. NTK Tech are world leaders in just about every electronic component. The chipset is state-of-the-art and built to last.
The NTK chipset is capable of recording videos up to 1296P Full HD and taking photographs up to 32 megapixels. It has two 850nm Infrared LEDs with 120 degree wide viewing angle when in very low lighting situations.
The battery has incredible recording times from around 5hrs continuous for 1296P to in excess of 18hrs for the lowest setting. When we use our test model, we were more than satisfied with our 12+ hours of continuous recording at 720P (Wifi off, IR off).
In reality though, you will not record your entire shift. You only want to record your interactions with the public, not your private conversations or downtime making 8hrs at 1080P more than sufficient for a 10hr shift.
We know you carry a lot of kit. So we made blackbox™ as small and compact as possible weighing in at 130grams and sizing up at 80mm x 56mm x 25mm.
A crucial aspect of blackbox™ is its patented design allowing for easy, single button record with 20sec pre-record function which can be enabled. There is also a post-record function which allows you to choose between 20s to a full minute. The main record button is made big enough to be used in high stress situations or when dexterity isn't there (like when you wear gloves). When the record button is pushed you get a noticeable vibration and sound from blackbox™ and the LED recording lights will turn red allowing both you and the public know that the encounter is being recorded.
Double tap the record button and you will get a two vibration, two audio beep sounds letting you know recording has stopped and blackbox™ is on standby.
Of course, we know that there are times where you need to have no lights and sounds so blackbox™ has a function where you can turn all lights, IRs and sounds off. We call this - stealth mode and it's able to do it at a press of a button. We left the vibration because it's vital to know somehow whether you are recording or not. After all, you definitely don't want to get in a mess and find out blackbox™ wasn't recording!
Added to these robust features, blackbox™ has the ability to take 32 megapixel photographs - even when you're recording!
Battery indicator LEDs on the side of blackbox™ will let you know your battery level on the go. blackbox™ will not leave you stranded. It'll be with you every time you need it throughout your shift.
A heavy-duty 360 degree rotating claw clip will secure blackbox™ to any vest or uniform garment that you wear.
An added security feature to blackbox™ is a detailed log of everything that happens with blackbox™. From switching blackbox™ on and off to when pre recordings occur - everything is logged. This security feature coupled with blackbox™ ID, user ID, date and time stamp watermarks gives you the ultimate proof beyond any doubt that what you captured was the whole unedited truth for any situation you're in.
In order to access the blackbox™ log, settings or its content, a password is required. This gives you excellent security for confidentiality.
But blackbox™ doesn't stop there!
blackbox™ has an IP66 water/dustproof rating and is drop tested to 2m. It also has no screen. No screen means no ability to access the content unless you're an authorised person to do so. It also means less buttons - a lot less! Less buttons means blackbox™ is easy to use for any responder in the field.
blackbox™ also has a handy app that allows you to evaluate your evidence on the go and/or change its settings. This is one of the most powerful controls you can have with blackbox™ as it allows your to actually review your evidence without the need to get back to your computer!
blackbox™ is the future of the way you deal with the public. It will improve your tactical communication, increase professional presence, create increased positive public perception but more importantly it is the most powerful tool to the truth of any situation.
A Digital Evidence Management System is also available however in most cases we recommend storing footage on an external drive and securing the drive.
Arm yourself with the ultimate in bodycam technology!