Police body cameras are a fairly recent market niche, therefore, they are constantly evolving, which makes its users more demanding with each passing day. Keeping up with the needs of this new audience isn’t easy, and manufacturers have to make executive decisions when deciding which features to add or remove. In this article, we are going to tackle all the features a police body camera should and could have, while explaining their pros and cons.
Size is always a deciding factor when law enforcement agencies are shopping for body-worn cameras. Feature-packed body cameras are great, but they come with a price. The more features they have, the bigger and heavier they are, and officers don’t want to feel like they are wearing a brick on their uniform, because it’s uncomfortable, impractical and unaesthetic. Besides, many features that are offered by most of the police body cameras in the market, today, are simply unnecessary.
When we introduced the WOLFCOM 3rd EYE Police body camera back in 2012, it took the Law Enforcement community by storm. Within a year, we had sold thousands of body cameras across the United States and the WOLFCOM® brand became synonymous with quality body cameras. Little did we know that what we had developed would set the worldwide standards for body cameras.
Beware! There are dozens of American Companies that are selling Chinese Body Cameras to Law Enforcement. If you are testing Chinese body cameras, DO NOT plug them into your computers.
GPS GeoTagging: The Wolfcom 3rd Eye’s GPS Geotag Software will stamp the GPS Latitude and Longitude coordinates into every image file and video files picture to picture frame by frame. When replaying the Wolfcom3rd Eye’s police camera video using our software you’ll be able to see on a map exactly where that video or image was taken. We are the First Body Worn Police camera manufacturer with this feature.
Mendocino, California has proven to be the perfect place for the Wolfcom 3rd Eye body camera.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department purchased 6 Wolfcom 3rd Eye Police Body cameras in July of 2012 and since then they’ve successfully implemented the cameras into their officer’s day to day duties.
Lyon County Sheriff’s Department in Nevada has been using the Wolfcom 3rd Eye police body cameras since March of 2013. The Wolfcom 3rd Eye has fulfilled all their expectations. Captain Bryan Veil has informed us that their camera-outfitted squad loves the Wolfcom 3rd Eye.
The Amarillo Fire Department in Texas has purchased two Wolfcom 3rd Eyes to use for by their fire marshals. For the last year, fire marshals have been using the Wolfcom 3rd Eye to document nightclub overcrowding.