Advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space Solutions Worldwide
  • Home
  • /
  • Defence
  • /
  • Police Scotland rolls out VB400 body cameras

Defence Security

Police Scotland rolls out VB400 body cameras

Police Scotland will deploy 10,500 Motorola Solutions VB400 body cameras to frontline police officers across the country, it was announced today.

Image courtesy Motorola Solutions

Police Scotland will deploy 10,500 VB400 body cameras to police officers across the country, it was announced today.

The police service cites the £13.3 million ($16 million) investment as a significant step in enhancing transparency, accountability and public safety.  

Advertisement
ODU RT 2

Prior to the procurement, Police Scotland conducted a national public consultation on body camera deployment with 81% of 9,000 responses agreeing that it would increase public confidence in policing.

Jane Connors, Deputy Chief Constable, Police Scotland said: “The introduction of body worn video will transform policing in Scotland and a national roll-out is a key priority.

“Body worn video can significantly enhance public confidence and support officer and public safety by providing effective and transparent evidence of police and public actions. Body worn video will also improve the quality of evidence presented in court to deliver faster justice for victims by increasing early guilty pleas and reducing time spent at court for victims, witnesses and police officers.”

The VB400 reliably captures high-quality video and audio for an objective record of events, helping frontline officers to document incidents and increase trust with the communities they serve. Footage is automatically uploaded to VideoManager for secure storage that is tracked and auditable, protecting the chain of custody so that the police, public and judicial systems can be assured of the integrity of video evidence.

Advertisement
Cranfield

“We are proud to support Police Scotland with its nationwide deployment of the VB400 body camera, an innovative technology solution developed in Scotland that will help to make communities safer,” said Mark Schmidl, senior vice president for International Sales, Motorola Solutions.

Police Scotland joins other UK police forces and global law enforcement agencies, including French National Police, Lithuanian National Police and Austrian police forces, that have chosen Motorola Solutions’ body worn camera and evidentiary solutions.

Police Scotland also uses Motorola Solutions' nationwide Airwave emergency services network, TETRA radios and Pronto Digital Policing application.

Advertisement
L3Harris LB May IAMD L3Harris LB May IAMD
Rheinmetall Electronics UK partners with Lightspace Technologies

Defence

Rheinmetall Electronics UK partners with Lightspace Technologies

13 June 2024

Rheinmetall Electronics UK has signed a partnership agreement with Lightspace Technologies, Latvia to advance and produce Augmented Reality Systems using Multi-focal technology for use in XR and AR applications for the military market.

Adarga acquires J2X Solutions

Defence Security

Adarga acquires J2X Solutions

13 June 2024

London headquartered AI software specialist Adarga, today announced the acquisition of US strategic risk intelligence firm, J2X Solutions.

G3 Systems refurbs British Army’s TCDA

Defence Security

G3 Systems refurbs British Army’s TCDA

13 June 2024

G3 Systems has announced a rolling refurbishment programme, contracted by the UK MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) agency, to extend the working life of their operationally proven and highly acclaimed Tactical Containerised Dog Accommodation (TCDA) for use by 1st Military Working Dogs (MWD) Regiment, based at St Georges Barracks, North ...

Spectra Group to introduce GENSS at Eurosatory 2024

Defence Events

Spectra Group to introduce GENSS at Eurosatory 2024

13 June 2024

Following the initial concept launch in January 2024, Spectra Group, a specialist provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications systems, is introducing their next generation tactical radio GENSS to European markets at Eurosatory, following the successful completion of pre-production trials.

Advertisement
SPX Comms
BAE Systems to present CV90MkIV and Beowolf at Eurosatory

Defence Events

BAE Systems to present CV90MkIV and Beowolf at Eurosatory

13 June 2024

BAE Systems is introducing its CV90MkIV variant with a new turret and showcasing its hyper-mobile all-terrain vehicle Beowulf, at Eurosatory next week (17th-21st June).

Base Materials boosts subsea buoyancy options

Defence Security

Base Materials boosts subsea buoyancy options

12 June 2024

Leicester headquartered Base Materials has launched a new buoyancy repair and refurbishment service providing remotely operated vehicle (ROV) owners and operators with a more sustainable alternative to purchasing new buoyancy modules.

Advertisement
ODU RT 2