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Automating Video Redaction Using Artificial Intelligence

Automating Video Redaction Using Artificial Intelligence

By: CaseGuard

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is a multi-disciplinary subdivision of computer science focusing on the development of smart technology with the ability to perform tasks that ordinarily require human intelligence. The recent years have seen artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) rise in prominence in the technological sector. This is especially the case in video recording,...

Jan 10, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Paul Dunn

In Memory of Police Officer Paul Dunn

By: CaseGuard

  On January 9, 2020, early in the morning, the city of Lakeland suffered a tragic loss when police officer Paul Dunn of the Lakeland Police Department crashed his department motorcycle on his way to work. The exact cause of the crash is unknown; however, he was quickly discovered by two women who rushed to his aid. One woman, was the wife of a local deputy sheriff and jumped into action calling...

Jan 09, 2020
Automatically Redact Faces, License Plates, and Computer Screens in Videos

Automatically Redact Faces, License Plates, and Computer Screens in Videos

By: CaseGuard

  The content of a video evidence plays a vital role in all stages of a criminal justice process. When carefully examined, it serves as a means to prove or disprove criminal allegations against a suspect. A lot of times, public security agencies and law enforcement get their videos either from body worn cameras or vehicle’s in-car cameras, as the case may be. These video footages can serve as...

Jan 08, 2020
Why Cloud-Based Redaction is Not Adequate for Video Redaction

Why Cloud-Based Redaction is Not Adequate for Video Redaction

By: CaseGuard

  Video technology has become an integral part of most businesses, security systems, and law enforcement strategies. Even everyday citizens can create unique videos, capture news footage, or market their burgeoning ideas or other streaming content instantly through social media. The ease of marketing video content is now becoming so standard that most high-school aged kids can flow through the...

Jan 07, 2020
Protecting Student Privacy at Schools Using Video Redaction Software

Protecting Student Privacy at Schools Using Video Redaction Software

By: CaseGuard

  Students in the United States under the age of 18 are guaranteed certain privacy rights by laws and statutes guaranteed federally through the U.S. Department of Education and their policies under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act or FERPA. Schools both in local and state districts can access information on the best practices for following federal guidelines through the Privacy...

Jan 06, 2020
In Memory of Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler

In Memory of Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler

By: CaseGuard

  Florence, South Carolina is one of the major cities of the state of North Carolina and its county seat. The population is estimated to be approximately 37,625 citizens, making it a mid-size American city. Florence was named an All-American City in 1965 and was presented this award by the National Civic League. The city is rich in American history. It was chartered in 1871. However, the...

Jan 05, 2020
What is Redaction in Video, Audio, and PDF

What is Redaction in Video, Audio, and PDF

By: CaseGuard

  Redaction is the deliberate omission or concealment in a multimedia recording of information. Redaction involves removing sensitive information from data such as documents, audio files and videos. Redaction in its application may include but is not limited to, video recorded by body-worn cameras, 911 phone calls, digital video recorder systems, in-car video systems, jail or prison phone...

Jan 03, 2020
Automatic License Plate Redaction

Automatic License Plate Redaction

By: CaseGuard

  Law enforcement agencies and the public everywhere are becoming familiar with automatic license plate readers (ALPRs). These types of systems while they have become commonplace have actually changed, improved and become far more sophisticated since their beginnings. Like many software and computing systems new ideas and better features are integrated all the time creating a situation for...

Jan 02, 2020
In Memory of Investigator Ryan D. Fortini

In Memory of Investigator Ryan D. Fortini

By: CaseGuard

  On January 1, 2020, the first day of the new year, Investigator Ryan D. Fortini became the first Line of Duty Death for law enforcement officers of the year. While it is an honor to give your life in service to others, risking it all to save the lives of many, being on the list of lost officers is always a tragedy for all involved. Investigator Fortini worked for the New York State Police...

Jan 01, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson

By: CaseGuard

  Early in the morning, around 2:00 am, Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson made his last traffic stop. It was the last day of the year, December 31, 2019. It was a routine traffic stop. Then the unexpected. The driver pulled out a semi-automatic rifle and shot and killed Deputy Dickerson. He was shot several times and the wounds were severe. The driver fled. The gunshots were heard by several...

Dec 31, 2019

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