Quebec Provincial Police selects MaestroVision for law enforcement interview recording solution

MaestroVision's technology chosen to meet the highest security, quality and flexibility requirements of Quebec Provincial Police

BOCA RATON, Fla. — In March 2022, Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) issues a very ambitious proposal requesting a law enforcement interview recording solution. Their remit, a demand for the highest levels of security, quality and flexibility for 115 interview recording facilities spread over a territory spanning 595 square miles. All recordings must be viewed live from any location and centralized at their Montreal headquarters.


Only MaestroVision, a Boca Raton, Florida-based company offering law enforcement technologies developed by television broadcast engineers, offers a solution. Not satisfied with receiving only one proposal, the QPP issued a second request for proposal in May 2022 ensuring that all interview recording developers worldwide were aware of this project valued at $5M. Again, only one company, MaestroVision, comes forward, and in December 2022 they are confirmed as the supplier of choice by the QPP.

Again, only one company, MaestroVision, could offer a solution. On May 2023, MaestroVision confirmed the delivery of the solution requested by QPP.

THE SUPPLIER: MaestroVision, providing law enforcement technologies developed by television broadcast engineers 

THE CUSTOMER:  Quebec Provincial Police, a department of 5,500 police officers

THE PROJECT: Installation of 115 interview recording facilities on a territory of 595 square miles. 

CHALLENGE 1: Recording stations 

  • Providing the highest quality of audio and video recording 

  • Recording of touch screen monitors 

  • Only industrial-grade components were accepted 

  • All recordings need to be encrypted. 

  • Have a user-friendly interface that is easy to learn and use. 

  • The solution does not require the installation of proprietary playback software in a user's computer. 

  • IP cameras technology was not acceptable due to lack of quality and security. 

  • The video inputs of the device must comply with the SMPTE 292M Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI) standard. 

  • Generate marker thumbnails in JPG format, i.e. one thumbnail every 5 minutes, at from the camera framing the interviewee, to allow users to later find a specific point in a video during playback. 

  • Allow video recordings to be annotated during interrogation with the possibility of making corrections to annotations before transfer to a mobile medium (USB key, external hard drive, DVD or other) 

  • The solution must be able to transfer video files, audio file, thumbnails and annotation registry file to 1 DVD disc as well as a USB key simultaneously at the end of the interrogation via the recording application. 

CHALLENGE 2: Portable kits 

  • The supplier had to provide a portable software solution that has the same characteristic of the on-site recording application. 

The portable kit needed to include: 

  • A Rugged Laptop Computer 

  • Cameras and microphone 

  • Tripod 

  • Carrying case 

CHALLENGE 3: Centralized Storage 

  • The solution had to transfer the video files, audio file, thumbnails, and annotation log files of all 115 interview recording facilities to the centralized management system for video interviews located to the headquarters in Montreal. 

  • The transfer of files needed to be encrypted for security purposes. 

  • Restrict viewing of certain video recordings to authorized profiles. 

  • Issue alerts if unauthorized users or profiles "attempt to access" one of the solution's datastores. 

  • The centralized solution must be accessible via a web browser. All functional requirements of the solution for end users and pilots. 

CHALLENGE 4: Security 

  • The centralized solution had to be accessible via a web browser. All functional requirements of the solution for end users and pilots. 

  • The solution had to ensure that only authorized users have access to the solution. 

  • The solution had to allow the creation of security profiles that are assigned to users or groups of users, allowing access to the various modules, functions, fields, and characteristics of the system. 

  • The solution had to have an auditing and logging system to track each of the operations and transactions carried out in the application. 

  • The solution had to have the ability to alert the administrators of the solution to Security for any breach of security measures, any abnormal activity, any anomaly. 

  • The solution had to encrypt data when it is stored or in transit (between the workstation and the servers of the solution as well as between any component of the solution). 

  • The solution had to allow the use of encryption keys generated by the POLICE DEPARTMENT which will keep everything under his control. 

  • The solution had to comply with a minimum of 256-bit AES or TLS 1.2 encryption depending on the mode of communication chosen for the data in transit. 

CONCLUSION: The solution was successfully delivered by MaestroVision on May 2023.

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