All body camera systems are not made equal: how the WOLFCOM solutions are better

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.

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When will Emergency Medical Technicians Start Wearing Body Cameras?

Law enforcement agencies all around the world have been benefiting from the use of body cameras for years. These devices help cities save thousands of dollars on litigations and settling cases out of court, yearly. Officers who wear body cameras face fewer investigations and complaints from the public. That facilitates their jobs, making it less stressful while possibly saving careers as they can now easily disprove false accusations. Devices such as these can be extremely useful for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) as they often face similar issues to those that law enforcement officers do when it comes to dealing with citizens.

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Study Shows Body Camera Footage Directly Influences Our Judgement of Blame

Police body cameras have been around for a few years now and, since then, it’s helped an incredible number of officers get justice. A recent study shows that body cameras are, indeed, extremely effective when it comes to judgment of intent. In other words: people who watch body camera footage are less likely to blame the wearer. But the reason isn’t what you’d expect.

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Why Purchase WOLFCOM’s Complete Packages for 6 to 12 Officers

The body camera culture has been growing stronger with each passing day within the law enforcement community in the USA. Although this is great news for citizens and officers, not every police department can afford high-quality body camera solutions. Most of the leading American companies in the industry offer hardware and software that are too expensive for an alarming number of departments, and this is where WOLFCOM’s complete packages come in. We understand the importance of offering high-quality solutions at an affordable price to small departments that can’t afford to spend an unnecessary amount of money on these tools.

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Baltimore Police Officer Caught Planting Drugs by his own Body Camera

Much has been said about the use of police body cameras only benefiting cops but those claims have, once again, been proved wrong. Officer Richard Pinheiro Jr., from the Baltimore P. D., was caught red-handed. The police officer was caught planting drugs by his own bodycam in order to fabricate evidence for a drug arrest. It all started when Pinheiro was called in for a drug-related arrest and began to search around for the dealer’s stash. The officer, supposedly, found a bag with drugs inside of a can in an empty lot. But he forgot he was being recorded by his own body camera and that it would tell the undoctored story.

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Vievu LE-5 body camera explodes and NYPD is forced to retrieve almost 3,000 units from use

Vievu LE-5 body camera after it suddenly caught on fire
Vievu body camera suddenly caught on fire

The use of police body cameras is widely accepted and encouraged by most of the population in the United States. But a recent event might just hurt that acceptance rate. Users of the Vievu LE-5 seem to be at risk after one unit burst into flames in New York City. All Staten Island officers assigned to body cameras of the same model were told to turn in their devices, as the department fears for the safety of their members. That means 2,990 officers aren’t wearing body-worn cameras anymore. That measure delays NYPD’s plans of equipping all 23,000 officers with such devices.

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Here’s why non-Law Enforcement Professionals are Buying Body Cameras

Law enforcement agencies have adopted the use of body cameras a long time ago. But, lately, a global awakening has been happening. Professionals from many other lines of work started to realize the importance of these devices. A vast list of other occupations require close attention and revision of facts for quality or security purposes. That’s why body camera manufacturers have, lately, been getting inquiries from non-law enforcement professionals. Unfortunately, many of these companies haven’t yet realized the opportunities this new market presents and still produce body cameras exclusively for law enforcement.

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Artificial Intelligence and the future of Police Body Cameras

Artificial Intelligence is a highly-advanced technology that generates a lot of buzz around anything it touches. And it couldn’t be any different with police body cameras. Some of the major police camera manufacturers have started investing artificial intelligence for body cameras in an attempt to facilitate police work. But some people have a different perspective on the matter.

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Chinese body cameras: what are the risks?

As the market for police body cameras grows globally at an exponential rate, manufacturers have to work extra hard and reduce costs to keep up with the high demand. In most cases, that means using cheaper components and having less strict quality control. Seeing as about 99% of all police body cameras in the world are manufacturers in China, all the components in those body cameras are also made in China, and that’s not a good thing.

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Bluetooth and WiFi-Enabled Body Cameras: What are the Risks

Wanting to try out newly released technology is ingrained in human nature. But this practice can come with some high risks, especially when these new gadgets are tools used by police officers. In the past years, many Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled body cameras have been released. The problem with that is now many police departments think that’s an absolutely necessary feature. While having cameras that connect wirelessly to computers and other devices makes officers’ lives easier, it also opens new doors for security flaws, as hackers can easily infiltrate wireless-enable police body cameras to tamper with evidence.

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