A recent article revealed that some police departments are dropping their body camera programs because of high costs. Some body camera manufacturers take advantage of law enforcement agencies. They hold their data hostage, charge overage fees, and present departments with expensive and unpredictable invoices. This makes the entire industry look bad. It also proves many departments aren’t aware of all the options they have when it comes to body camera systems. Otherwise, they would know WOLFCOM offers solutions at half the cost as other American companies, such as Axon or WatchGuard.
Body Camera Systems That are Affordable and Efficient
According to the article, the cost of the actual body cameras aren’t the issue — storing and managing digital assets are. That’s because most American companies push cloud instead of on-premise storage. And why wouldn’t they? Cloud is more profitable and easier to set up because there’s no hardware involved. WOLFCOM, on the other hand, offers complete on-premise solution packages for small departments with discounts of up to $3000, saving these departments precious resources that can be used in other areas. The article also doesn’t take into consideration the amount of money departments save by having body camera systems. The vast majority of departments that have launched these programs have noticed a considerable drop in complaints and false accusations. That alone saves them valuable time and thousands of dollars.
We shouldn’t let every American company in the police body camera market take a hit because of a couple of bad apples. The American market is the biggest and most advanced in the world and the efficacy of these devices have been proven to be true over and over again. Letting this industry die out because some companies overcharge their customers is simply irresponsible. Body cameras are here to stay, and it’s only a matter of time until these companies realize how they are hurting the entire industry, including themselves.