What is digital evidence?
"Digital evidence or electronic evidence is any probative information stored or transmitted in digital form that a party to a court case may use at trial. Before accepting digital evidence a court will determine if the evidence is relevant, whether it is authentic, if it is hearsay and whether a copy is acceptable or the original is required."
This could be CCTV on a USB stick, it could be a picture taken on a mobile phone, it could be an email, it could be a DVD or CDRom containing images and videos. Whatever media type you have, we offer a court room ready service putting all your digital media on a DVD video in a format that can be played without any technical knowhow.
Police have CCTV from a local authority, video of incident from a witness’s mobile phone, and a tape recording of a 999 call, all placed on one DVD ready for court. It comes to light that the evidence they have is missing two other witnesses mobile phone video footage and the solicitors wish to add to the Police evidence or create their own DVD. This is when you give it all to us and we can do exactly that.
So why Camsec?
Well, Chris worked from 2001 to 2015 as a Police Officer in the MET Police. From 2010 until 2015 as an EIRO, Evidential Images Recovery officer in the VIIDO unit part of SC&04 Digital Forensic Services doing everything listed above for the Police and Prosecution. He has made his skills available to anyone who needs them.
Evidential CCTV downloads?
As a one off, or part of a contracted service, Camsec are able to attend a scene where CCTV is recorded and is required to be downloaded. We are able to download CCTV from any DVR, assuming you can play back the footage on the DVR, and present it to whoever needs it in an evidential format along with court ready DVD and continuity statement. All downloaded CCTV and digital evidence will be handled in accordance with the Home office Guidelines for the handling of digital evidence.