High-Quality audio/video recording
Their main function is to provide audio and visual record of the events from the officer’s perspective as they go about doing their job. The high-resolution camera images provide a crystal clear view of the individuals and also come with facial recognition software. The microphone attached to the camera is also hi-tech and apart from recording the sound of the targeted situation also provides the background noise (conversation of bystanders) which may come in handy during investigations.
Tracking and monitoring took to the next level
The Body worn camera products are becoming increasingly popular in the law enforcement agencies recently because they are playing the significant role in tracking and monitoring the officers and the overall security situation in the vicinity of the officers. The body worn cameras are really helpful in collecting evidence and protecting the officers against unfounded allegations of misconduct. Thus they not only enhance the accountability of the officers but also increase professionalism on the whole.
Meta Data generation
Moreover body worn cameras also help to generate metadata. Metadata includes personal and transactional information of the user, device and the activities taking place. Metadata also includes information related to date, time, duration and location of the recorded activities which can help the authorities during a thorough investigation of a matter.
The benefits of the use of body-worn cameras
The outcome of the use of body-worn cameras has been profound. For example, the number of public complaints against the officers has decreased alongside the use of force by the officers. A large amount of data generated can easily be stored for future references and can be tracked anytime. Thus the whole system is on the verge of transformation due to the introduction of such a technology
The Drawbacks of the use of body-worn cameras
However the use has also some drawbacks, the biggest being the loss of public privacy. The recording of individuals’ conversations and actions without their consent could sometimes be privacy invasive. As this technology is still significantly new the full spectrum of its benefits and drawbacks are still to be discovered. Proper law enforcement should be implemented on the use of such advanced technology.
All in all, body worn cameras are revolutionary for the security departments all over the world. This state of the art technology will help tracking, recording and in monitoring not only the targeted activities but also the officers which will bring about more benefits for the overall society.
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