The small video cameras worn on the uniform of police officers can capture video and audio evidence, and are expected to improve community safety and justice proceedings. They are known for their reliability and are becoming essential for all high-risk situations and procedures.
We have a lot of learning on record about the usage benefits, so evaluation of this information will guide the further use of these cameras.
CTS Systems Body Cameras are the most advanced police body cameras on the market. The camera has motion detection as well as loop recording so it can be used as a dash camera a body cam for security or for FPV sports action. Its assistive features operate seamlessly within the complete evidence ecosystem. Finally, there is a smart solution for security personnel and law enforcement.
The Body Cameras help strengthen community safety by improving transparency and accountability in police interactions with the public.
It is used to capture:
- audio and visual interactions between the security/police officer and the public
- real time video evidence at the scene
All recordings can be securely stored and managed in an appropriate digital management system.
You can turn the cameras on when you are:
- interacting with the public
- exercising outdoor activity
- restraining someone
- collecting evidence, onsite
- conducting vehicle stops
- undertaking drug and alcohol tests
There are strict laws ensuring adequate protections are in place against the unauthorized disclosure of footage.
People using this camera may not always tell you when they are turning on the camera. However, you are more than welcome to ask if you are unsure.
You may be wondering why this technology is useful. These tools are much needed in order to keep the community safe, and improve responses to any kind of incidents. Ever since body cameras were first used, there has been a debate over its capabilities and what makes this camera superior to a trained security officer’ insights.
Body Worn Cameras Advantages
So, for instance, infra-red recordings could in hind-sight clearly show that a suspect did or did not carry a gun in his hand. The officer at the scene may not have been able to see this – and this may be one of the most important benefits.
This type of issue forces companies to choose whether they want to incorporate these kinds of features into their products. HD video quality, for instance, no doubt improves usability of recordings as evidence, but at the same time increases file size, which in turn leads to an increase in bandwidth requirements for data transfer and storage capacity. At present, HD quality is the industries’ standard, but until roughly 2016 that was not the case. Further improvements are more than welcome, so we can expect more of this to come.
Body Cameras and Your Privacy
Only authorized personnel will have access to the footage and access will be monitored and tracked. But, it is important to value the positive relationship with the community and to understand that some people may have concerns about these kinds of tools. The footage must be protected and the responsibility to securely store and manage it, taken very seriously.