Wayne Arvidson: Data dilemma behind body-worn cameras

Last December, the Obama administration requested a $75 million, three-year grant program to help local police departments buy body cameras for officers. In May, the Justice Department announced $20 million in grants for the program. However, several reports show most departments aren’t equipped to handle the data load created by continuous video monitoring in the field. Some are already switching off the cameras to save on storage costs and minimize the IT impact. Wayne Arvidson is the vice president of video surveillance solutions at Quantum. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the demands of video monitoring, and how quickly the field is growing.

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