Deploying Smartphones as Body Cameras: A Cost-Effective, All-In-One Solution [SPONSORED]

September 22, 2021
1:00pm - 2:15pm

The need for body cameras continues to grow all across the country, but some traditional systems are prohibitively expensive.  Visual Labs will show how an Android smartphone can be deployed as part of a CJIS-compliant, cost-effective body camera solution.  By utilizing a smartphone, an agency can get the functionality of a body camera, a digital camera, an audio recorder and a personnel locator, all while retaining the full functionality of the smartphone itself.  In this webinar, you will learn how the Visual Labs smartphone body camera solution will help to:

  • Improve Productivity – Automatic upload of footage from the field eliminates the need to return to a central location at the end of a shift;
  • Deploy Cost-Efficient Hardware – No need for docking stations, routers, special uniforms or complicated wiring;
  • Comply with Policy – A variety of automatic triggers can be configured to start a body camera recording; and
  • Increase Community Relations – Advance analytics are available to complement proactive policing efforts.


Alexander Popof is the COO of Visual Labs, a Silicon Valley-based software company that calls itself “The body camera company that does not make body cameras.”™  He is responsible for all business aspects of the company as well as management of the customer support, training and sales teams.  Alexander has been a speaker throughout the law enforcement community, including for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Communications and Technology Committee with a presentation titled “Technology Trends for Body Worn Cameras.”  For more than 30 years, he has served as a senior executive for entrepreneurial companies, both large and small, and both public and private.

Bill Hutton began his 34-year law enforcement career in 1983, as a part-time officer with the Oakdale, Minnesota Police Department, where he worked through 2006.  During his time there, Hutton served in positions from patrol to investigations, working his way up to the rank of Captain.  Hutton was elected Sheriff of Washington County, Minnesota in 2006, and re-elected in 2010 and 2014.  He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association, which he joined in May 2017.  The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association was formed in 1885 with an educational purpose and is the oldest law enforcement association in the state.  All 87 Minnesota counties are members.