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Gatekeeper Announces Increased Interest In Its XFORCE HD Body Worn Cameras After Shooting Incident in Ferguson, Missouri
Abbotsford, BC August 26th, 2014 – Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (“Gatekeeper” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: GSI) has experienced significant increased interest on its high definition body worn cameras, from police forces throughout Canada and the United States, in light of recent events and media coverage surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Gatekeeper recently launched its XFORCE High Definition Body Worn Camera and Recorder in an effort to provide law enforcement and security personnel with a device that captures video and audio of actual events during officers’ daily interaction with the public, while safeguarding both police officers and the citizens they are trying to protect.
The XFORCE HD Body Worn Camera is designed as a light-weight rugged imaging device that attaches to an officers’ vest. It records high definition video, audio and other meta data which allow law enforcement agencies to search for past video by time and date or officer identification.
President and CEO Doug Dyment stated, “With the number of camera phones in the hands of everyday citizens, the chances of law enforcement being captured on video is high. We are seeing these video recordings distributed across multimedia platforms nearly as fast as the video is recorded. Personal video recordings from the public can be easily edited to portray police officers’ in a negative light, resulting in distrust in the community. Gatekeeper’s XFORCE HD Body Worn Cameras and Recorders provide high definition video during the day as well as at night in complete darkness. The information it records will facilitate law enforcement with an accurate account of what actually happened, which in turn will aim to protect officers and build trust in the community.”
Since its introduction, Gatekeeper has been presenting XFORCE HD Body Worn Cameras throughout North America and interest levels are starting to escalate from school district police forces, transit police, and law enforcement and security officers.
As an example, Aledo Independent School District is one of Gatekeeper’s school bus video customers, and their police department will now be using its XFORCE HD Body Worn Cameras and Recorders for use on their law enforcement officers (please refer to the Company’s news release dated July 8, 2014). Chawn Gilliland, Chief of Police of Aledo ISD commented, “The XFORCE HD Body Worn Camera is the best we’ve seen. It’s rugged design is well suited for law enforcement mobile applications. The 160 degree field of view sees more than the human eye can see and the high definition video provides outstanding picture quality”.
Gatekeeper has a significant amount of industry experience with high-end security and homeland defense applications. Its products are used by the United States Air Force (“USAF”) for use on the AC130 Gunships to record operations in some of the toughest environments. With approximately 30 million law enforcement and security officers world-wide, Gatekeeper believes this niche market will add to the Company’s growth plans over the next several years.
About Gatekeeper Systems Inc.
Founded in 1997, Gatekeeper Systems is a leading provider of high-resolution video security and safety systems for mobile applications. Our industry-leading Incident Management Software synchronizes real-time video, mapping, audio and vehicle sensors to create a total picture of operations. With these technologies, clients can detect, analyze and respond to safety and security threats anytime.
The Company is headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, and its shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “GSI”.
The Company is organized into two divisions:
Deep Development Corp. focuses on law enforcement, military and oil and gas markets – from helping to protect overseas troops flying AC130 Gunships and operating Navy or Coast Guard vessels in extreme environments, to securing potential threats in oil and gas environments. Deep Development’s post-mission analysis software is used to detect, analyze and respond to security threats.
Gatekeeper® mobile video division gives school bus managers tools to see 360 degrees in and around school buses and ensure the safety of the children they transport. These tools include multiple high-resolution color cameras that enhance safety inside the bus, and the Student Protector™ infrared license plate reading system. The Student Protector records the license plates of potentially deadly stop arm violators and issues tickets or citations for revenue sharing with the school district, county and Company. Gatekeeper’s transit bus surveillance system records up to 16 cameras in high resolution, allowing transit managers to view video live from buses or record evidence from all cameras.
For more information visit: www.gatekeeper-systems.com.
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