In policing equipment, a security body camera or wearable camera, also known as body-worn video (BWV), body-worn camera (BWC), or bodycam, is a wearable audio, video, or photographic recording system used by police to record events in which law enforcement officers are involved, from the perspective of the officer wearing it.
They are typically worn on the torso of the body, pinned on the officer’s uniform. Police body cameras are often similar to body cameras used by civilians, firefighters, or the military, but are designed to address specific requirements related to law enforcement .
The various needs and budgets of police departments have led to a wide range of security body camera equipment to be offered in recent years. Body camera manufacturers have constantly looked for technical innovations to improve their products. Many body cameras offer specific features like HD quality, infrared, night vision, fisheye lenses, or varying degrees of view.
Other features specific to law enforcement are implemented in the hardware to integrate the bodycameras with other devices or wearables. Another example are automatic triggers that start the recording when the officer starts a specific procedure, for instance when a fire-arm or taser is pulled from a holster, when a siren is activated or when the car door opens.
The Global Security body camera market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Boblov PD70 1296P Wi-Fi Body Mounted Camera – With a brand name straight out of Soviet-era Russia, this no-nonsense, extremely-capable body camera pares operation back to a few simple well-sized buttons, offering a generous 24-megapixel photo resolution.
There’s an infrared night vision mode that activates automatically in the dark that can pick out faces at 30 feet, and the lens has a generous 170° angle of view. Attachment to clothing is via a rotatable clip, while video (1296P, 1080P or 720P) from the device can be streamed to the smartphone.
This updated model even features a built-in screen, giving the choice of how and where you review footage. The integral rechargeable lithium-ion battery is good for five hours of constant use in 1080P video mode or it can be stretched to 16 hours if the unit is placed in standby mode.
It’s a brilliant body cam package at this price, and while five hours of use might not cover a full shift, it’s still way ahead of the recording time of most consumer ‘wearable’ cameras.
One such recent partnership is between FLIR Systems and VIEVU, two leading body camera manufacturers. The collaboration is aimed at creating a body camera for law enforcement that is tailored to their specific needs.
The new camera will feature a compact form factor, improved video quality, and advanced analytics capabilities that can help officers better identify and monitor suspicious activity.
Additionally, Axon and Panasonic have also recently partnered to develop a body camera specifically designed for first responders.
The camera will include features such as facial recognition, advanced analytics capabilities, and the ability to stream live video. The camera will be lightweight and rugged, making it ideal for use in dangerous situations.
Lastly, Motorola Solutions has recently partnered with AOSense, a well-known body camera manufacturer, to create a body camera that is capable of collecting real-time data.
The camera will be able to detect sounds and alert officers of potential threats, as well as provide insights into an officer’s performance.
In addition to the increasing use of body cameras, some new technologies and trends are emerging. One is the use of cloud-based storage and management systems.
This allows law enforcement agencies to securely store and manage body camera footage. It also allows for easy access and sharing of footage with other agencies and departments.
Another trend is the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. AI can be used to automatically detect and alert officers of potential threats or risks in their environment. This could be used to provide real-time information to the officers, allowing them to respond more quickly and accurately.
Finally, body camera technology is becoming more affordable and accessible. This is making it more accessible to smaller agencies and departments, which can benefit from the increased transparency and accountability that body cameras can provide.
Overall, body camera technology is becoming more widely used, and new technologies and trends are emerging.
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