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GovDirect’s Complete Evidence Management for Panasonic Arbitrator

GovDirect’s Evidence Management Service GovAssurance is the ultimate way to get the most out of your investment in the Panasonic Arbitrator Solution.

GovAssurance provides full life cycle support for Panasonic Arbitrator systems. With our fully Certified Integrator staff, we can provide best in class proactive support and remote monitoring for your entire digital evidence management system. Our services can be tailored to your needs and budget, including 24/7 technical support and access to a Certified Arbitrator Integrator for installation of software updates. All of this comes with a fixed monthly fee that does away with the hassle of typical “nickel and dime” contracts common to the IT industry.

Simply put, it allows GovDirect’s support center to continuously monitor and proactively manage your evidence management system. GovRemote is the tool by which GovDirect can provide clients immediate remote assistance. With user authorization, GovDirect can remotely assist users with the evidence management applications and diagnose problems —all in real time, reducing the need for on-site services and saving time and money.

GovDirect can support you 24/7, freeing up your permanent IT personnel to focus on your organization’s overall technology strategy and to plan new projects.

Contact GovDirect for more on Installation and Configuration Services and Evidence Management Services call 888-TOUGH-31 or email sales@govdirect.com


GovDirect Offers Zone Defense Asset Tracking Technology

GovDirect’s an Exclusive Distributor or Zone Defense Solutions

GovDirect’s focus is to grow our business to better serve our clients which is why we became an Exclusive Distributor of Zone Defense solutions. This partnership was an ideal opportunity to provide back-up camera solutions to our customers. Zone Defense and GovDirect’s mission is to keep our customers safe and safer for those who share the road with you. Zone Defense was specifically created to produce quality components for accident avoidance systems in the transportation industry. These solutions are so diverse they can be found in a multitude of industry’s such as first responders (fire trucks, police cars, ambulances), the waste industry (garbage trucks), buses (school and cross-country bus systems), delivery services (international and local freight), RV and general construction and municipal vehicles. Zone Defense didn’t stop at back-up cameras now offering asset tracking technology.

Zone Defense Asset Tracker

The Zone Defense rechargeable asset tracker devices are a self-contained, self-powered asset management and monitoring tools. Specifically designed for discrete short term tracking on containers, trailers, mobile equipment, heavy machinery, medical equipment, employees, tool boxes, etc. When an asset is moved from its geofence location or stolen, your device can be sent a message changing it from asset management to security mode to facilitate recovery. Through the secure user friendly web portal, the end user can configure the number of wake-up intervals (reports per day) or other alarm activation modes on their individual units such as motion, temperature, fluid level, etc. as well as configure the notifications you receive under certain conditions such as theft, low battery, motion, tamper, etc.

  • Turnkey end-to-end solution (Device, Network Connectivity, Web Application)
  • Asset monitoring from any computer or mobile device with internet access
  • Built in cellular and GPS antennas
  • For units used in the USA: Both standalone and enhanced assisted GPS for ensured reporting in regions where weak signal may be an issue (large cities, indoors, underground structures, etc.) with a typical position accuracy to 3 meters
  • User defined alerts via web portal, e-mail, and text message such as low battery, geofence, motion, tamper, external sensors, etc.
  • Standalone device with a long life rechargeable battery (twelve months at four reports per day)
  • Available power harness to hard wire to a power source and trickle charge
  • Available wired and Bluetooth sensors to monitor and control external resource such as refrigeration units, generators, lights, etc.

Ability to private/white label both hardware and web portal with available API for integration to many enterprise software systems

How it Works

Zone Defense’s redundant system uses a pure GPS satellite signal and cellular assistance to triangulate your position when a GPS satellite signal is not readily available. When our device can’t get that information from the satellite itself, it pulls it from the local cellular towers to acquire your position. With assisted GPS, carriers have antennas positioned all over the country that are constantly pulling satellite data. Using assisted GPS translates into:

  • Faster location acquisition
  • Less processing power
  • Better battery life
  • Radically improved positioning in non-optimal environments


Our built-in 150 pound pull force magnet, gives you peace of mind once the tracker is in place, it will remain securely attached. With near real time GPS tracking out system will ping as frequently as every 15 seconds, providing law enforcement personnel fast data to track assets, send notifications to multiple personnel and view real time data in our enterprise grade portal. With Zone Defense Asset Tracker stake outs are no longer necessary. It’s as easy as attaching the unit and monitor remotely the asset. This rugged covert monitoring system is weather, dust and water proof enabling law enforcement to execute operations quickly to maximize productivity and use resources more effectively.

What Makes It Different

Four reports per day, our entry-level device has a six month battery life before it has to be recharged. Also available is a slightly larger unit which has a ten-year non-rechargeable battery, that also sends four reports per day.


This flexible platform offers a wide variety of options to monitor and collect the data from your assets in the field, with four analog inputs, four digital inputs and six digital outputs. Choose from an unlimited selection of sensors to connect to this devise so crucial metrics can be reported at your convenience. Sensors can be attached for temperature, run time, motion, tampering, light or fill levels.

Web Portal

At a glance you have all of the relevant metrics available and set up alerts so you can stay informed while focusing on other things. Coupled with Google Maps and Google Earth, you can see exactly where your devices are at all times. Managers can delegate to line-level employees by granting user level access and assigning them to groups. Reporting is easy and intuitive to create, they can even be exported in common formats like Microsoft Excel. This turn-key solution is our enterprise grade portal. If you would like the software to look and feel like your company we can accommodate that as well.

For more information on the Zone Defense Asset Tracker visit GovDirect.com or call 888-TOUGH-31.


Join us Feb. 8th & 9th for a FREE Public Sector Technology Keynote

GovDirect would like to invite you to join us for our Public Safety keynote sessions taking place in Dallas on Feb. 8th and in Austin on Feb. 9th at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  We will be discussing Mobility, Digital Evidence capture, and broadband.  You can see full event details and information on our sponsors, Panasonic, Verizon, Havis, and Cradlepoint on our website here.

If you have any questions about the event, please email rsvp@govdirect.com.

Transparency and Accountability in Law Enforcement with the Panasonic’s Arbitrator Body Worn Cameras and Arbitrator 360 HD Solutions

Body Worn Cameras in Today’s World
Now more than ever Police agencies are beginning to equip their officers with body worn cameras and in-car camera solutions. The hope is that these cameras will increase transparency and accountability for both law enforcement and the public when an incident is called into question.
Body worn cameras are still relatively new, research on their effectiveness is limited, but the Justice Department has reported a decrease in the number of complaints from the public in areas where body worn cameras have been implemented. In fact, over the course of one year, the police department in Rialto, California, in partnership with the University of Cambridge-Institute of Criminology (UK), reported the following statistics since randomly assigning body-worn cameras to various officers:
• 60 percent reduction in officer use of force incidents
• Half the number of use of force incidents for shifts with cameras compared to shifts without
• 88 percent reduction in number of citizen complaints between the year prior to and following camera deployment
Panasonic’s Arbitrator 360 HD takes Evidence Collection to the Next Level
Panasonic has taken video-evidence capture and management to the next level with the Arbitrator 360°™ HD and the NEW Arbitrator® Body Worn Camera. Delivering HD-quality evidence capture in vehicle and on foot, the Arbitrator evidence collection system improves incident documentation, streamlines operations, enhances officer safety and accelerates convictions. And now with the ability to export, store and manage video on the Panasonic Unified Evidence Management System (UEMS), law enforcement agencies can achieve total digital asset management and strengthen every link in their chain of evidence.
The Arbitrator 360°™ HD rugged in-car digital video recording system leads the industry in image quality and precision for unmatched critical mobile video evidence capture. Its full HD 1080p front camera delivers amazing clarity and ultra-accurate color representation, and the system supports up to five cameras of simultaneous recording for a full 360-degree view to maximize situational awareness.
Military-tough and Intelligently Engineered
The Arbitrator 360 HD system is MIL-STD-810G-tested for resistance to shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, dust, moisture and other harsh conditions, built to survive the demands of law enforcement use. Based on years of extensive feedback from law enforcement agencies across the country, the Arbitrator 360 HD system’s video technology is purpose-built and designed on the foundation of Panasonic i-PRO surveillance cameras.

Efficient and Tamper-proof Evidence Storage
The system’s Video Processing Unit supports up to two 512GB solid-state hard drives and provides full Power-over-Ethernet to attached IP cameras. The system is equipped with a tamper-resistant key lock, and recording can be activated based on predefined triggers such as the use of the vehicle’s sire or other devices. Transferring and managing evidence is simple with the system’s built-in wireless options via offload using the Arbitrator 360 HD CommandR application.

Capture Evidence from Every Angle
The Arbitrator 360 HD main camera offers the industry’s widest viewing angle, equipped with a 360X digital zoom and ultra-low-light viewing, you can capture clear evidence from a distance, even at night. Arbitrator 360 HD makes recording seamless, with 16 automatic and manual triggers to ensure you capture clear evidence – from double-tapping a wireless mic, to opening a back door, to turning on the light bar. In addition, the system provides the ability to record evidence simultaneously from up to five different cameras and three audio inputs, with pre-recoding for up to 90 seconds so you won’t miss a second of critical evidence capture.

Storage Options
The Panasonic SafeServ™ Management software enables user configuration, evidence management preferences and the ability to export evidence for use in court or other areas. By cultivating video evidence from the Arbitrator Body Worn Camera in unison with the Arbitrator 360° HD in-car video system and Panasonic fixed surveillance cameras, law enforcement agencies can now depend on a unified evidence platform to preserve every link in the chain of evidence. Plus, with flexible storage options, evidence can be stored locally, through the cloud or using a hybrid of both to help control TCO. For more information on The Arbitrator 360 HD solutions, Body Worn cameras or storage options call 888-TOUGH-31.