Shipments of FirstVu wearable body cameras start in December
Digital Ally, which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, announced it shipped to the Turkish Police Department a previously announced order for DVM-750 In-Car Digital Video Systems valued at US$3 million.
Working closely with its sales representative in Turkey Mesan, Digital Ally was awarded the contract from the General Directorate of Police in October 2009. In Turkey, the police forces are responsible for law enforcement in cities and certain other locations, including airports. Traffic police are responsible for the safety of transportation and also work with the registration of vehicles. The Turkish Police also play a large role in important intelligence and counter-terrorist operations.
“The shipment of this first major international order for our new DVM-750 systems, as anticipated during the month of December, along with the shipment of all backorders for the new DV-500 Ultra All Weather Video systems, designed primarily for motorcycles, should allow our Company to report strong fourth quarter revenues,” said Stanton Ross, CEO of Digital Ally. “We also expect fourth quarter profits to trend upward as sales increase and we realize the benefits of rising productivity and greater operating efficiencies.”
The company also announced that it commenced shipments of its new FirstVu wearable body camera to customers during December. FirstVu is a highly compact, solid state digital video/audio recorder that can be attached to a law enforcement officer's uniform and is designed to capture evidence on a “real-time” basis. It has many of the features of the DVM in-car video systems without being “tethered” to the police cruiser or other vehicle.
Key features include easy-to-use four-button operation with vibrating notifications, IR illumination for operation at night or in low-light conditions and a lithium polymer battery for up to four hours of continuous operation. It offers pre-event recording capabilities, high-resolution video that records to reliable solid state memory, an integrated GPS with “mark” feature to record exact locations, and both LED and covert modes of activation. It features secure internal memory with USB download, as well as convenient removable SD cards to access evidence. Encoded AVI videos or JPEG images may be viewed on standard systems.
“FirstVu is a law enforcement-quality small, hands-free, one-piece, wearable, weather-resistant camera that can digitally record video and audio, or photograph evidence, wherever the job requires, day or night,” Ross said. “It allows police and other law enforcement officers to record criminal activity and other evidence in ‘real time', without having to be in close proximity to their vehicles. Based upon the enthusiastic feedback we have received from customers since it was introduced at the 116th International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition in Denver in October, we expect FirstVu to be one of our more successful new products coming to market in the second half of 2009 and the first half of 2010. While the number of FirstVu units being shipped in December is small, we will enter January 2010 with backorders for over 80 units that will ship early in the New Year.”