Law enforcement agencies have adopted the use of body cameras a long time ago, but a global awakening has been happening where professionals from many other lines of work started to realize the importance of such devices. A vast list of other occupations require close attention and revision of facts for quality or security purposes, and 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. Continue reading “Here’s why non-Law Enforcement professionals are buying body cameras”
Running a police department is no easy job. Aside from all the obvious issues they deal with on a daily basis, managing and keeping up with all the software installed in their servers is a hard task on its own. Having one software to perform each function is a waste of time and resources for the department and its members. That’s why many police departments have been requesting one software that works as a complete solution that’s able to manage all their digital evidence as well as extract videos from their police body cameras and in-car cameras.
Cloud storage has been growing exponentially for the past couple of years and it’s easy to understand why. It’s a much simpler and easier way to store digital assets than the old school on-premises servers. Cloud doesn’t take up any space in the department, doesn’t require an IT team, and stored files can be easily shared and accessed from anywhere. It’s supposed to be a headache-free solution but that’s not what most departments experience when choosing to go with cloud solutions offered by some companies out there, and that’s why we are different.
Artificial Intelligence is a highly-advanced technology that is guaranteed to generate 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 in such technology in an attempt to facilitate police work, but some people have a different perspective on the matter.
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.
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 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled police body cameras have been released, and 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.
The amount of police body camera manufacturers out there is overwhelming, meaning law enforcement agencies have too many options to choose from when shopping for body cameras, but that doesn’t mean most of them are high-quality products. Some manufacturers seem to not have a comprehensive understanding of their customers’ needs, missing some key aspects of what features their products should have and how they should be manufactured. Mounting on the body is one of the biggest issues police body camera manufacturers face, and most of them don’t seem to be trying to fix it or still haven’t found a way.
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.
Pojoaque Trial, NM – The Pojoaque Trail Police Department recently purchased 15 WOLFCOM VISION Police Body Cameras.
Police Chief Frank Rael says he read about WOLFCOM Police Body Cameras on Policeone.com. “We called and WOLFCOM’s prices fit our budget,” said Rael. “We had a few officer-involved shootings in the area and we decided to look into the idea [of getting police body cameras] more closely.”
“We liked the WOLFCOM’s storage capacity, the audio, video, and picture capability, we liked the clarity of the video quality… we also liked that there are attachments for the camera and we’re planning to purchase those in the future,” said Rael.
LINCOLN, NH – The Lincoln Police Department recently purchased 4 WOLFCOM 3RD EYE Police Body Cameras. The purchase also included WOLFCOM Management Software and radio cables, so the officers can utilize the radio microphone feature.
Chief Theodore Smith said that deployment of the department’s new police body cameras has been on hold pending state decisions regarding the use of police body cameras in New Hampshire. Recently the decision was made that allows that department to use their body cameras, so Chief Smith says the police body cameras should be in use by June.