We've taken a deep dive into the 5-year Total Cost of Ownership of competing body camera solutions. The results are shocking. Many Police Departments who have implemented body worn cameras have been surprised to find significant additional costs. Police Departments need to consider the Total Cost of Ownership over 5 years.
Police Departments have been shocked to find a significant amount of additional costs associated with body cameras.
Don't let your BWC Program get derailed, consider all the costs before getting started. BodyWorn™ can save $12,406 over a typical clip-on camera, that's a savings of 58%.
We created BodyWorn™ as the future-proof solution to significant pitfalls found in police body worn cameras today. We developed this smart device to provide agencies with greater benefits than a manually operated camera. Please review this brochure to learn about the benefits, features and value behind the generation 2 body-worn camera.
As Police Departments equip officers with body cameras to record exchanges with the public, there has been a large increase in public records requests for video evidence gathered by these cameras. The process of preparing these videos for public dissemination, while maintaining privacy rights of those involved, has up until now been time consuming and expensive.
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There is an emerging consensus that police officers should wear and use body-worn video (BWV) cameras to record interactions with the public. However, body-worn cameras raise big questions about privacy rights, access to recorded video, the cost and delay of video redaction, and police accountability and transparency. This document considers these issues, and offers a technology solution to what appears to be an intractable tradeoff between police accountability and transparency, and the cost and delay of manual video redaction.
The Rocket IoT is an innovative way for police departments to implement in-car video, reliable connectivity, and GPS based Situational Awareness in one cost-effective system, that integrates seamlessly to our BodyWorn camera systems. This end to end solution includes digital inputs from the vehicle which trigger the in car and bodyworn cameras to record based on sensors such as, light bar, siren, door and shotgun. It then ties all of the video evidence together as one incident in the enterprise software, AVaiLWeb™.
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There is a general consensus that police officers should wear and use body-worn video cameras. There is also clear consensus that police body-worn video cameras should not record all the time. As a result, there are big questions about when to record body-worn video, and when to stop recording body-worn video. This paper discusses how to eliminate racial bias in recording body-worn police video.
A number of recent body-worn camera Requests for Proposal have included a lockout specification of a minimum number of degrees for a body-worn video camera Field of View. In general the impression is given that the wider the field of view, the better. This paper argues that bigger is not better. Instead, a narrower field of view similar to a police officer’s field of view is better.
A detailed inforgraphic of the Poll Results on American Voters' Views on Police Body Cameras