Dash cam of the future: Is this what lies ahead for law enforcement?

Focus H1 Dash Cam could arrive in Houston in 2018

HOUSTON – Here's the scenario: It’s the middle of the night and the sound of the phone ringing jolts you out of bed. An Amber Alert has been issued and a child is in danger.

"The timing is very important" in order to save a child’s life, said Beth Alberts, of the Texas Center for the Missing.

What has suddenly happened is that law enforcement agencies are forced to find a needle in a haystack.

But what happens if that needle can be made bigger? The Focus H1 Dash Cam is essentially doing this, and the response from Alberts after Channel 2 Investigates showed her the technology was a quick and enthusiastic, “Wow. That's phenomenal."

Six things you should know about the Focus H1 Dash Cam, made by COBAN:

Where is it?

Currently, law enforcement vehicles within the Los Angeles Police Department and the Delaware State Police are testing the dash cam unit in a controlled environment.

How long before we see it in the Houston area?


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