Digital Ally has patented a system for redundantly storing and authenticating event-related video data from cameras. The system includes a video recording manager device that stores video data across various storage devices and adds authentication metadata for evidentiary purposes. The technology is particularly useful for law enforcement officers using body-mounted cameras. GlobalData’s report on Digital Ally gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Digital Ally, Remote controlled surveillance was a key innovation area identified from patents. Digital Ally's grant share as of April 2024 was 66%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Redundant video storage and authentication system for event data

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Digital Ally, Inc.

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11950017B2) discloses a video recording authentication system designed to redundantly store event-related video data. The system includes one or more cameras equipped with internal storage using a circular buffer, a sensor, and a video recording manager device. This device triggers the cameras based on sensor indications, stores event-related video data along with authentication metadata in two storage mediums, and wirelessly transmits the data to a cloud-based storage system. The cameras can be body-mounted on law enforcement officers, with the system also incorporating a proximity tag reader for officer identification and GPS for location information.

Moreover, the patent outlines a method for storing video data, involving continuous recording by cameras, storing data in internal storage with a circular buffer, and triggering event recording based on sensor indications. The video recording manager device stores event-related data with authentication metadata, prevents overwriting before cloud storage, and compares data for authentication. Additionally, computer-readable media storing executable instructions for the method are detailed, including transferring cameras to a triggering event recording mode with enhanced video quality parameters. The system is particularly relevant for law enforcement applications, ensuring secure and redundant storage of critical video evidence with authentication features.

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