Hytera introduces the VM750D Push-to-Talk capable Body Worn Camera

2 March 2022

Hytera’s latest body worn camera, the VM750D, offers a wide range of sophisticated features and applications designed to capture, store and upload digital evidence such as pictures, video and audio recorded in the field. Furthermore, it doubles as a Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) radio, so users do not have to carry a second device to access voice communications.

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Body worn cameras (BWCs) are increasingly being used by law enforcement agencies to provide greater transparency, better evidence gathering, and to enhance user safety. BWCs can play a vital role in building trust with the public by promoting better police officer and security guard accountability and by enhancing the transparency of incidents involving police, security personnel and citizens.

BWCs can also help to protect the wearer by deterring aggressive and violent behaviour, as people often calm down if they realise they are being filmed. In addition, video and audio data can capture what really happened during an incident. This data provides much stronger evidence in court than just relying on verbal testimonies, increasing the likelihood of a successful prosecution.

For these reasons, it is essential that customers select the right body worn camera to match their actual requirements. The VM750D is compact and lightweight (210g with battery). It features a 2.8-inch screen and is highly robust, as it is IP68 certified against water and dust ingress and can withstand drops of up to 2m. It supports infrared night vision, while electronic image stabilisation is available as an option.

Here are some of the main features provided by the VM750D.

160° Diagonal Field of View

The super wide-angle camera allows users to capture more objects in a broader scope. Even at a distance of one metre away, the VM750D can accurately capture a person’s hand actions and close quarter movements.

Intelligent Scene Detection

The VM750D incorporates a multi-functional sensor, which will automatically send an alarm to the control centre if the camera is blocked, stays still beyond a preset time, is disassembled without authorisation, or if the user falls to the ground. This allows the dispatcher to gain a clearer idea of what is happening to the BWC out in the field and ensures help can be quickly sent if required.

PoC Radio

The VM750D also serves as a push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) two-way radio operating over 3G, 4G or WLAN networks. This allows users to make a voice call simply by pressing the push-to-talk (PTT) key. Thanks to the device’s advanced noise reduction technology, the camera picks up the voice while removing the ambient noise. The BWC has a powerful 1.5-watt speakers to deliver loud and clear audio during the call, even in very noisy environments.

Remote Speaker Microphone (RSM)

The VM750D can also be paired with a narrowband two-way radio to act as a remote speaker microphone (RSM). After connecting the BWC to a radio via Bluetooth or a data cable, users can make voice calls by pressing the PTT key. This helps reduce the burden on the user, as they do not have to carry another RSM.

Global Positioning, Rapid Indoor and Outdoor Positioning

The VM750D supports global positioning configurations such as GPS, GLONASS, AGPS and indoor Bluetooth positioning (via BT 4.2, which supports BLE). This means that even in places with poor signal availability, such as parking lots, tunnels, underground shopping malls and the like, it can still track the location of frontline personnel in real time. This capability can help the end user complete tasks more conveniently and efficiently.

NFC-enabled ID Switchover

Near field communication (NFC) technology enables ID switchover by the NFC card to the BWC. This simplifies the process of ID switchover, enhances BWC availability, and reduces unnecessary expense.

Comprehensive Evidence Management Solutions

Hytera provides a complete solution to manage the body worn camera and digital evidence from the field to the courtroom. This solution includes mobile device management (MDM), integrated device station (IDS), and digital evidence management (DEM) software.

The MDM remotely programmes and upgrades body worn cameras in batches to improve working efficiency. The IDS collects data from body worn cameras automatically and is used to query and replay the evidence. The DEM processes massive amounts of data, provides a powerful search function to quickly find electronic evidence, and supports role-based access control and user authorisation for security.

The VM750D is an excellent addition to Hytera’s existing range of BWC models, which include the VM780 and the VM580D. Whatever your particular requirements, Hytera has a body worn camera to match your needs and budget, enabling you to select the most appropriate product for the job.

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