What is Critical Re-Connect and why do I need it?
The Wolfcom Vision police body camera is the very first body camera system in the world with critical reconnect technology that will protect an officer in that critical moment when his head or collar mounted camera is yanked off during a struggle with a suspect. Many headset type body cameras incorporate a one camera system. This means that if the camera gets yanked off or destroyed, all audio and video will be lost.
The Wolfcom Vision works on a two camera system. The headset camera records the main event and the secondary camera acts as an emergency backup. In the event the headset camera is ripped away, the secondary camera will resume recording of the incident. The Wolfcom Vision accepts different types of headset cameras including cameras that can be attached to the glasses, hat, baseball cap, and helmet.
Developed by Wolfcom Enterprises, this Patent Pending Technology protects the user from loss of audio and video recording should the external camera or POV (Point of View) camera become detached from the main recording unit.
Critical Re-Connect Technology (CRC)
Point of View (POV) body cameras are worn on the head of the user so that audio and video from the camera records the users point of view perception. Point of view body cameras
normally consist of two parts. The main recording unit and the external POV camera.
The main recording unit typically contains a battery and memory for storage and is worn on the belt or chest area of the user. The external POV camera typically has a built-in microphone and is connected or plugged into the main unit via a cord. When recording is activated, audio and video signals from the external POV camera are sent to the main unit and recorded onto the memory.
In the event the external POV camera is disconnected from the main unit, all audio and video
recordings will cease and the body camera will become inoperable. Some police officers wear
POV cameras and will at times find themselves in a physical altercation with a suspect. During a struggle or pursuit, the POV camera may be yanked and disconnected from the main unit
resulting in loss of audio and video recording from that point on.
Wolfcom Enterprises Critical Re-Connect technology addresses this problem.Our POV camera system also consist of 2 parts. The main recording unit and the external POV camera with built-in microphone. However, our main recording unit also has a built-in camera and microphone. In the event the external POV camera is disconnected from the main recording unit, the built-in camera and microphone of the main unit will activate and audio and video recording will resume.
As soon as the main recording unit senses that the external POV camera has been disconnected, it will vibrate and chirp to alert the user that the external POV camera has been disconnected and will then activate its built-in camera and microphone to resume audio and video recording.