We are excited to release our first Sneak Peak of the upcoming new and improved DVR Examiner 2.0 design and functionality. We will be focusing on the new Previewing options that will be available in DVR Examiner 2.0.
As humans, we are constantly wondering how and why things happen. It is always good to ask questions to better understand how the world works. We don’t verify something once, we run through many verifications in our head without even realizing it. These verifications can be referred to as empirical verifications. So how can we apply empirical verification to DVR Examiner?
You have shown up at your local convenience store where an unfortunate homicide has taken place, and your suspect is on the loose. Looking at the ceiling, you notice a plethora of cameras looking in all directions, including one trained on the front door. The manager of the establishment takes you back to the DVR - its lights are blinking and fan whirring and the manager tells you “I have no clue how to use this thing, or if it even works!”. How do you recover the footage you need? Time is ticking…
When arriving on the scene and finding a DVR, your main task will be to get usable video evidence from the device. But what is the best way to do this? There are a few ways to export video from a DVR, and each can be a viable path to your evidence. Each method has its strengths.
You are frustrated with the time it takes to process DVRs and you need a way to access DVRs that are broken or have unknown passwords. You learn about DVR Examiner and you think that it is the perfect solution. You tell your supervisor you are going to buy new software and they give you the go ahead just like that. It’s that simple, right? We all know how challenging it can be to convince your agency to make a purchase. Before approaching the decision-maker in your department, put yourself in their shoes by asking the questions that will matter the most to them.
Training dollars are one of the rarest forms of currency in the world. More elusive than grant funds, harder to get than a pay raise and about as predictable as the Mega Millions lottery!
So, how can one stretch this rare and valuable resource? Have you considered hosting and/or sponsoring training at your department/office?
As most of you who have had interactions with surveillance DVRs have probably experienced, DVRs are a pain in the butt. Ignoring the physical conditions of where the DVR is located (the attic/drop ceiling, next to the grease trap in the kitchen, under 5 inches of dust), the DVRs themselves can be really finicky, really slow, and they all behave a little differently. While we have designed DVR Examiner to work with the DVR hard drive directly, bypassing the need for the DVR itself, it may still sometimes be necessary for you to work with the DVR itself to export video or determine the DVR settings.
We are happy to announce that DME Forensics has become a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. As a company that was co-founded by a veteran, we understand the struggles and impacts that our wounded warriors and their families face as a result of their service to our country and we are honored to be able to support such a noble cause.