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Miami-Dade police to use program that converts 911 calls to video

Cops in Miami-Dade will soon have eyes inside potential crime scenes.
During the handling of an emergency, the primary goal is to increase efficiency and reduce dispatch time. The faster the response, the greater the chance to save lives.
County commissioners have agreed to free pilot program, Carbyne that allows 911 callers to send police real-time footage from their cell phone cameras.

Commissioner Joe Martinez stresses this technology would have been crucial during the Parkland tragedy.
Also, the capability turns the tables on suspects who have the advantage of watching police approach their front door with a door bell camera.
Now, police will be able to have eyes on the inside while serving warrants or during a barricaded subject or hostage situations.
Carbyne officials say 38 other agencies already use their program including Largo and Clearwater in Florida.
Commissioner Raquel Regalado also sees major advantages for officers confronted with domestic violence cases.


Israel-based Carbyne’s software platform also coordinates 911 calls so that critical details like location and medical allergies don’t get lost from the 911 call taker to the paramedic in the field.