Ryan Vogt, Director of Business Development
The role of electronic recording has become more crucial than ever for law enforcement. In the wake of a tensed socio-political climate across the US and the recent outrage against police departments and officers, agencies today need solutions that will help them deliver accurate and comprehensive interview evidence to the courts.
Reliable audio video recordings of interrogations serve as invaluable evidence for upholding justice. Moreover, they work to keep a check on any claims of an abuse of power. As such, the legal mandates—and the general public’s demand—for electronic interview recordings continue to increase. Agencies need recording solutions for both onsite and remote locations.
Interview Evidence Recording
Implementing modern recording solutions is crucial for judiciary entities. Yet our law enforcement and public safety professionals face many pain points throughout the process. Using and managing sophisticated recording systems isn’t always straight-forward. What’s more, agencies know they need proper security protocols to protect the integrity of their court-admissible evidence.
Addressing these challenges is Indianapolis-based Word Systems. With their intentionally-built electronic recording solutions, collectively known as iRecord, the company offers holistic audio video recording and digital-data management of law enforcement interrogations, child advocacy forensic interviews, and more.
Specially designed by detectives, for detectives, iRecord’s robust interview recording solutions feature user-friendly software and cutting-edge technology.
Ryan Vogt, the Director of Business Development at Word Systems, mentions that the company has conducted countless team meetings with detective and law enforcement agencies over the years to continuously improve their solutions.
“At Word Systems, we always keep our clients’ needs at the forefront,” says Vogt. “Learning through their feedbacks, we constantly resolve to innovate and achieve more.”
Systems for Every Application
The company has purpose-specific variants of iRecord, including iRecord Universe™ for onsite interview rooms. Their most popular and agile recording solution, iRecord Anywhere™, is a next-generation mobile recording solution. Powered by Microsoft, it is the first Pro-Surface tablet designed for digital-recordings of interrogations, anytime and anywhere. It can configure with both USB and IP cameras. This helps ensure that public safety professionals never miss out on any evidence of a testimonial or confession, even in unlikely situations.
Both types of systems operate seamlessly with iRecord’s high-end and easy-to-use software. Users can add bookmarks or notes on the recorded content, and even have the flexibility to create annotated and timestamped redactions. From there, users can securely save and sort their audio video recordings within the iRecord Evidence Vault™ and map chains of evidence atop the recorded files.
These functionalities help detectives and prosecutors find correlations between different parts of the content. In addition to storing the content securely and enabling its secure sharing across departments, the solution even allows the content to be stored locally on DVD, hard-drives, or USB flash drives.
End-to-End Recording Solutions
As a completely scalable solution, iRecord serves as the end-to-end centralized recording platform for agencies of all sizes. In fact, one of their long-term clients is the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). iRecord Anywhere proves to be a great tool in these pandemic times to conduct and record more field-interviews, rather than interviewing in the department.
Vogt further adds that Word Systems has taken cognizance of hard times caused by the pandemic, which calls for no-contact interviews and remote monitoring. In partnership with NICE Investigate, a digital-evidence management solution, Word Systems is building an evolved product to securely store and share interview evidence with the cloud.
This offering’s advanced features include live-view interview options, which will allow prosecutors to monitor interviews remotely. The solution would also be able to leverage data-mining and AI to find correlations in content. The roadmap looks promising for Word System. “Our goal is to create a more diversified, API-integrated, and secure solution,” says Vogt. “We’re here to give law enforcement agencies the best-in-class solutions, designed for how their teams work best.”