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How can I Ensure that Footage Doesn't Get in the Wrong Hands?

The Edesix Camera Range system is designed to be secure.

It has encrypted security so if a camera gets lost no one can access any footage. System access controls means only authorised users can access the system.

A full audit trail details all activity and system outputs.


Understanding the Data Deletion Policy

When the VideoManager software application is first installed there is a default data deletion policy.

Deletion policies allow you to protect important footage from deletion and at the same time ensures footage, which is no longer required, is automatically deleted after a specified time, to comply with a data protection policy for instance. The deletion policies can be accessed from the Settings menu, Manager Settings and then going to the Deletion Policies tab. [Note that not all user logins will have the appropriate level of authority to access this menu].

There are four categories of footage; Standard, Preserved, Recently Unpreserved and Manually Deleted, each of which has a user configurable policy. These policies are consulted whenever the Video manager application needs to delete video footage. The manager deletes video files on demand in accordance with the deletion policy to make space for new video footage. If this were not done and the VideoManager filespace becomes full, no video will be downloaded from the Edesix Cameras when they are docked after use.

When video footage is first downloaded from the Edesix Cameras it falls into the standard category. The deletion policy for standard footage provides several options allowing you to specify exactly how long to retain footage. For example you may specify that footage must be kept for at least 30 days after which it may be deleted to make space (if required), alternatively you could specify that footage must be deleted after 60 days.

Footage that is then included in an incident becomes preserved footage and by default is always protected from automatic deletion.

Recently unpreserved footage is footage that was originally part of an incident but is no longer, either due to a video clip being edited or the entire incident has been deleted.

Manually deleted footage refers to video footage the user selects on the Video files tab and deletes by selecting the Delete Video option. The footage is protected from deletion for the length of time specified in this policy (default 2 days). After this period the footage falls back into the standard footage policy and will be subject to the data deletion policy in this category.


A Guide to Data Protection

The number of organisations adopting body worn camera solutions is increasing every year. The technology helps users to be better protected at work through deterring conflict and brings swift resolution to disputes and allegations.

However, there are some important questions to ask yourself if you are responsible for running a body worn video system. Read More


What are the Legal Implications of Using a Body Worn Video System?

Organisations have been using body-worn-video systems for some years now. It is an accepted security technology, like CCTV. Body worn video systems have been used successfully in civil and criminal cases.

From 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be coming into effect across all member states (including the UK).

Many of our customers will also need to comply with GDPR, or other similar national data protection legislation. Note that for other jurisdictions, careful analysis of regulations involving aspects such as legality, consent relating to specific categories of data, and video/audio pre-record/record options should be determined and understood. As a technology provider, Edesix aims to deliver the services, technology and controls which make compliance with data protection rules easier. The following information might be helpful when evaluating the use of Edesix products within Data Registers and Data Processing Impact Assessments. Suitable templates of these documents can be located online or from your National Data Protection Commission or equivalent body.