In-Car Video Recording Systems

Capturing the whole scene and truth with in-car video recording system.

There are many things that an in-car video system can do that body cameras can't do or can't do nearly as well. But the primary difference between the two types of video evidence capture systems is that one was specifically designed to capture a single officer's point of view, the other was specifically designed for monitoring the activity in and around a vehicle—whether that vehicle is stopped or moving.

The Best Value in law Enforcement Vehicle Camera Systems

Law enforcement professionals around the world are benefitting from the detailed information available from in car camera systems. However for many departments the price of these systems makes them unaffordable. The SCS-in-car video system has the most affordable feature rich camera system available today. The SCS-in-car video system includes everything you need for complete evidence capture.

Rear View Mirror Monitor

Your factory real view mirror is replaced with a The SCS-in-car custom video monitor/mirror in one. The full color monitor can be turned on or off at any time and has full monitor adjustments.

Front Camera

The front camera has a Wide Dynamic Range chipset with excellent resolution for superior quality day or night, electronic image stabilization and a low light rating of 0.1 Lux. Camera can be rotated 360 degrees.

Wireless Mic System

A choice of officer worn wireless mic systems includes an economical UHF mic system with up to 400' range or the feature rich 2.4ghz system with auto record activation and up to 1500' of range.

Digital Video/Audio Recorder

Our integrated all digital recorders have no moving parts and use industry standard SDHC cards for up to 64 GB of storage and can provide up to 2 months of stops & calls for the average officer. Pre/Post event recording, a GPS and crash sensors are built in and standard with every system. Recordings start automatically by; Emergency lights, over speed, impact and remotely by 2.4 GHz mic. It can also be activated manually by the officer for recording without lights.

Rear Camera & Mic (optional)

Rear camera features true Day/Night abilities with infrared for excellent video in total darkness. A very sensitive built in microphone picks up even a whisper by suspects in the back as well as all interior sound. With our rear camera option, simultaneous recordings of front and rear cameras mean no evidence is missed.

Powerful Viewing Software

One of the strengths of the SCS-in-car custom video system is the powerful viewing software that comes with every package. The viewing screen shows one or both cameras at once as well as the vehicle speed and location on a moving map. You will also see active alarm and real time G-sensor readings on playback. Thousands of similar Systems are in use by departments around the US and foreign countries.


There are two major advantages of in-car video over body cameras for traffic enforcement and road operations; Triggers and Metadata.

Triggers are fairly easy to explain. In-car video systems can be activated manually by the officer or automatically according to the agency's needs and policy. The most common trigger is activation of the emergency lights. Once the officer lights up a motorist for an infraction, the system begins a recording. Other common triggers include speed settings and g-force readings. The g-force setting allows the system to capture evidence of accidents. Most body cameras cannot be set to trigger automatically. So an officer using most body cameras to document a pursuit or traffic stop has to remember to manually activate the camera. Any delay in doing so may prevent the body camera from capturing the incident that incited the pursuit or the infraction that was the cause for the traffic stop.

Metadata is data about data. In this case the metadata—the numbers seen at the top and bottom of the frame of in-car video images—includes such vital information about the video as the time and date it was captured, the speed the vehicle carrying the camera was traveling, and the GPS coordinates for the location of the incident. Such metadata can be extremely useful in court. Body cameras capture some of this information, but they do not record the car's speed and other vehicular information in their metadata stream. Some in-car systems also have GPS tracking that shows the progress of the patrol car along its route, before, during, and after the incident. This can help document a pursuit. It can also be used to pinpoint the location where a subject may have ditched evidence so that it can be retrieved after the fact.

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