Recently the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, ran a story about another use of video that saves time, money -- and maybe lives. KSAT news talked about how the San Antonio police department is using video conferencing to greatly speed the granting of search warrants.
The story describes how it often took three hours or more for police to secure warrants. Now, it can take only a few minutes thanks to TANDBERG’s PC video conferencing solution called Movi. All you need is a PC with a webcam (built-in or peripheral) an Internet connection, and it’s as easy to use as making a phone call.
Five judges are Movi equipped so far, and the city plans on all judges soon having the ability to administer an oath online, sign the warrants digitally and help police respond faster. All warrants are reviewed as before, but the police save precious time in going after suspects.
You can imagine the time and expense saved by this approach. Or you can check out the video. Here’s a link: http://www.ksat.com/news/19738909/detail.html#video