Evidence Manager Tutorial 34:

Evidence Creation Workflow

TOC

CH1: Overview

CH2: Configuring Evidence Manager

CH3: Managing Devices

CH4: Managing Docking Stations

CH5: Managing Evidence

CH:6 Using Evidence Player

CH7: EM Redaction

CH8: Reference Reads

Overview

You can use Evidence Manager to view videos and pinpoint the time and location an incident occurred. Carefully reviewed videos can eventually be used as evidence in legal disputes.

Evidence Manager allows you to use precise metrics such as events and alarms to search videos. You can also search videos by using date/time or GPS location as filters, and quickly create clips for a complete picture of the incident. Videos that contain incident recordings can be exported or saved locally, and eventually used for creating evidence files.

An example high-level workflow for evidence creation might look like this:

  1. The driver of the vehicle reports an incident to the Depot Manager administrator.
    An incident is reported, which creates the need for gathering evidence. Vehicles belonging to a depot are fitted with devices, which record videos within the vehicles. If an incident occurs during transit, the driver of the vehicle tags the incident. As the vehicle pulls into the depot, the device transfers the recorded videos to the Depot Manager server.The driver reports the incident to the supervisor. The Depot Manager administrator will typically access the video from Depot Manager, and performs a cursory inspection of the video. The administrator will in turn, inform a reviewer of the
    need to create evidence files. As a next step, reviewers review videos.
  2. Reviewers review videos identified by the Depot Manager administrator.
    Videos related to the incident are reviewed. Generally, reviewers use Evidence Manager to view videos in the following scenarios:
    • Compliant video files are saved on a network drive, a local folder, or external media. These video files come from hard drives of devices on which incidents are recorded. Alternatively, videos can also be accessed from workstations.
    • A video is currently recording on one of the devices to which Evidence Manager connects. Evidence Manager has the ability to stream video as it is records in individual vehicles.
    • A previously-recorded video from a connected device is playing in Evidence Manager.

For the purpose of reviewing and creating evidence files, reviewers access videos recorded earlier. As the videos play, the reviewers might add bookmarks to provide additional context. Videos reviewed in this manner are then used to create evidence files.

  1. Reviewers create evidence files.
    Evidence files are created using exported videos. Based on the careful review of videos, reviewers might decide to export excerpts of the videos, generate snapshots, or download complete videos. Locally saved videos or exported videos are used to create evidence files.

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