A buddy of mine works for a major U.S. city government in an IT position in the criminal attorney department. With the big push for body cameras on police officers recently they are now seriously calculating out the long-terms costs associated with buying body cameras for the city’s entire police force.
He says the initial costs are low for the equipment but the storage (like evidence.com) is basically raping these municipalities at $100/month per officer while the uploading and maintenance of all that video is also a main deterrent.
With so many cities out there eager to cut back on existing body camera costs, or eager to use body cams but see cost as a major wall, it seems like advertising the SAFE Network to these cities could be a low-hanging fruit.
Would go like this; get just one city to switch body cam storage to SAFE Network, advertise the benefits in storage costs to other cities and get citizens ‘in the know’ about alternatives to evidence.com (e.g. SAFE Network) and suddenly you have yourself an industry-standard.
From there when the average Joe and average Corporation and average Small Biz realizes that many city police departments use SAFE Network, suddenly SAFE Network has a ridiculous amount of credibility with the average Joe that not even Bitcoin has today.
All it takes is one city government/municipality/county.
Here’s a five-month old article stating some cost examples of body cameras: http://www.policeone.com/police-products/body-cameras/articles/8243271-For-police-body-cameras-big-costs-loom-in-storage/