Body worn cameras operate in real-time and record live audio and video on scene. This makes it extremely hard for offenders to argue with the content they provide. As such are these cameras are an instrumental help to prevent and deter from inappropriate behavior.
Advantages of using BMW:
- Reduces the number of incidents
- Video can be used for training purposes
- Calming effect on aggressors and on guards
This mean that guards have less office hours and can spend more time on the field, instead of bear witness in trials which leads to less time of absence.
The body Worn Video (BWV) is a wearable, all-i-one, weatherproof, full high definition video recorder, equipped with an articulating lens. This unit can operate for max 4h (or 8 with an extended battery), registering all the security officers’ action in real time including audio.
A unique feature of the BMV is the evidence facing screen, who allows the suspect to clearly see that he is being recorded. This feature reduces the number of situations of violence and intimidation and providing a strong deterrent against inappropriate behavior.
To collect all video footage from the BMV, the unit needs to be connected to the docking station where it can charge at the same time.
Body Worn Videos have very little specific legislation and guidance concerning its use, but in general it can be considered as being similar to CCTV.
Check the local legislation regarding the use of a camera in public environments.