The Surprising Benefits of Body-Worn Cameras You Never Knew About
It is mind-blowing to think how the advancement of technology improves our society. The rise of crime and confusion caused by verbal evidence gave birth to the idea of a hand-held or wearable form of camera that provides unalterable and concrete evidence. This is how Body-worn cameras (BWCs) came into the picture.
It’s been over a decade since the private sector and police started using BWCs in the UK. Its success paved the way for other sectors like security, retail, healthcare and event management.
The EH-15 GPP-M9—one of the UK’s Best Body Worn Camera
The EH-15 body-worn video camera is a wearable device that offers full 1080p HD video recording, a 140-degree wide-angle lens for capturing more footage, 64 GB of internal memory, over 10-hour record time, auto night vision, a pre-record, post-recording function, and much more.
It is regarded as one of the best body camera because of its vast set of features coupled with a sharp display, rugged case and IP67 water resistance. These let it perform as intended, easing the job of its user and backing their actions up with audio, photos and videos.
While gathering evidence is its major use, body-worn cameras are now deployed successfully in other instances too. Here are a few surprising benefits and uses.
At the base of all crime is intent. Criminal intent is defined as the determination/decision that a person makes to commit a criminal offence. You might have heard police using body-worn cameras to gather evidence after the crime had happened, but did you know it also helps stop crime before it happened?
Users note that most times, people become wary of their actions when they know they are being recorded by the body-worn camera. This reduces aggression, forcing them to deal with the situation sensibly. Hence, BWCs help in deterring crime by nipping aggressive behavior in the bud.
Protection Against Malpractice Claims
One of the most repetitive obstacles hotels and hospitals face is malpractice claims. These are made by customers, underlining the shortcomings in the promised services.
With the body-worn camera’s audio and video recording features, the user can record every conversation to provide a concrete ground to support their cause. All files are easily transferable from the device to a PC/laptop via a USB port.
Support Existing Hardware/Software
CCTV cameras have become a common practice for video surveillance in offices, hotels, hospitals and similar institutions. However, because of a fixed angle and the inability to record audio, their use has limited benefits.
Pairing them with body-cams is perhaps the best way to make the best out of it.
Body-worn cameras provide a personal point of view angle along with audio recording that supports the CCTV recording to uncover the entire situation.
Track Work Efficiency
The efficiency with which employees complete their tasks depends on numerous factors—How they understand their job, how well they can do it, do they know and use necessary shortcuts when needed, etc.By mounting a body-worn camera, you can track how your employees go about their shift and their performance. It can also pinpoint and correct inefficiencies because of a lack of knowledge of a better way to implement their day-to-day tasks.
As a Training Reference
Deploying new employees in any sector requires training that tells them the dos and don’ts of their job. The quality of training is as good as the references used to explain everything.
All footage from the BWCs can easily be transferred and stored on PCs and laptops. These cover a wide range of situations, some that were handled well, and others that weren’t. Nonetheless, both can be used as a reference for training future staff.
Apart from the myriad of features, our EH-15 Body Worn Camera can be used both with a chest and shoulder harness for effortless and stable recording. You can also couple it with our remote camera attachment for discreet recording.
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