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Published On: Thu, Jul 4th, 2019

Important Things To Know When Purchasing A Body-Worn Camera

Body-worn camera is highly beneficial in patrolling. It assists patrol officers to make arrests with evidence, and prevent false complaints by citizens. These cameras are very important for ensuring evidentiary and safety value. It provides you answers to your questions in timely manner. When buying these cameras, it is important to consider a few things about it. 

What is the need for body wear camera?

It is very much imperative that defense attorneys and prosecutors to get permission to specific pieces of proof at certain times. This does not have to be full-time work for officers to gather evidence, run videotapes throughout the town, etc. 

So, to make this task easier for them, evidence management system provides reliable, convenient and completely secure software. Thus, body worn camera has become an essential assistant for patrol officers to ensure safety of a place, at all times. 

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For who is the body worn camera designed?

Born wear camera is not only for patrolling officers but for all those who are involved in the criminal justice system. 

How to use body-worn camera in the right way?

When buying a body wear camera, there are a few factors that you must consider to make an effective purchase. 

  • The viewpoint that is used for capturing images in a camera can be the very important aspect of a body-worn camera to consider for law enforcement. Be aware of the camera placement. It should enhance the view recorded on it.
  • When a camera gets attached to the middle region of the officer’s chest, it can point straight at the sneakers of the subject. The optimal placement of the camera will mimic the actual line of sight of the officer.
  • Other things to consider when choosing a born wear camera are the edge of a ball cap, and the ear-blade of the sunglass, that will follow the line of sight of the officer. 
  • Always consider the size and comfort of the device. The lighter is better. Strive to get a balance between the size and the total weight of the package with its durability. 
  • It is important to learn how easy the operation of the device is. The easier the operation of the device, the less time will you be spending at the station. Check the difficulty level in downloading videos, labeling them, managing them, and storing them to a centralized location. 
  • In addition to being easy, the device should also be convenient to manage as well. It should be easy to download, share, retrieve and store, the pile of data gathered from the body worn camera. 
  • Cops are required to choose the right mounting option that works well for them. It can be anywhere from the hat, glasses, collar, to shoulder, and body. This flexibility to make a selection is always seen as a benefit.
  • Lastly, price should also be of paramount importance when buying any technology.

Conclusion

Body-worn camera is of immense importance in criminal system. Considering all these factors at the time of forming a purchase decision, will ensure its best benefits.

Author: Aalia Ray

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