"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), along with DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has partnered with surveillance technology and equipment industry partner Industrial Video & Control (IVC) to develop a camera technology as described by law enforcement subject matter experts in the field. Agencies that perform camera surveillance activities require a camera that is easy to conceal in a variety of locations and one that can provide optimal high-resolution video footage in a variety of lighting conditions, especially in very low light. The camera must operate over internet protocol (IP) in order to transmit data to and from the camera in real time. IP allows the camera to transmit video over the internet to a remote location where law enforcement can discretely monitor the area under surveillance and control the camera from that safe location. The camera must also be capable of operating in a myriad of outdoor environmental conditions and include maximum data storage capacity."
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: https://www.dhs.gov/