Digital Evidence Box – DEB

Digital Evidence camera being used by a Police officer

A Police officer shows a video camera worn by officers to record anything from a traffic stop to a violent crime in progress. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

DEB (Digital Evidence Box) is a 6xW development platform that facilitates ingestion, management and syndication of evidence related digital media from multiple sources including body worn video, CCTV, vehicle cameras and video submitted by the public (e.g. You Tube) or any digital media that may constitute evidence.

DEB provides the ability to manage huge amounts of video data and to securely control its workflow and distribution.

The burden on police forces and other policing organisations is mounting rapidly as public pressure increases on these organisations to implement more video-based crime detection methods or to use video to ensure accountability and compliance.

The DEB Digital Evidence modules and workflow diagram

Applications

  • Media Management – Securely ingest, store and classify media from variety of sources including body worn video, CCTV, vehicle cameras and video submitted by the public
  • Media Syndication – Securely distribute & publish media to a variety of sources including mobile applications, web sites or distribute video to other law enforcement bodies e.g. courts, CPS etc.
  • Media Searching and Integration – Integrate stored media with other systems including text based evidence systems. Allow advanced and deep search of stored media as a standalone or integrated into other applications
  • Case Management – Develop media cases which can be shared for collaboration

Media

  • Multiple sources including body worn video, CCTV, vehicle cameras, video submitted by the public, audio (e.g. interview files) and images
  • Integration of inbound syndicated media e.g. from public transport authorities such as TfL
  • Ability to ingest legacy media (including digitising of analogue video footage)
  • Multiple transcoding for different file formats that are required to be distributed – media can be distributed across many touch points including web, mobile and TV

Content Management

  • Media management workflow – provides control of entire process from ingestion to distribution
  • Ability to add metadata during ingestion phase and post ingestion
  • Media publishing and content management – provides easy mechanism to build and publish to video orientated web sites (e.g. Crimestoppers). Automated online channel updates
  • Live event capability e.g. for crime appeal web broadcasts

Video Management

  • Integrated video enhancement capability
  • Multiple streaming platforms and protocols
  • Variety of video players that can be embedded across different platforms
  • Video editing and chapter points creation (linked to unedited video)