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Market Survey on Body Worn Camera Technologies

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Date Published
November 2016
410 pages
This report presents the methodology and results of a market survey of body-worn cameras (BWCs), so as to aid law enforcement officers and public-safety practitioners in the planning, acquisition, and implementation of this technology.
In order to collect data on BWC products, a Request For Information (RFI) was created by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and posted as a Notice in the Federal Register. In addition, data were solicited directly from BWC product vendors. Most vendors responded to the RFI and direct contact. When vendors did not respond to contact attempts, as much information as possible was taken from their websites. This survey is not intended as an evaluation or ranking of BWC products. This report is intended as an overview of current BWC technology available on the commercial market. When considering an acquisition of BWC equipment, additional information should be obtained from specific vendors. Those who wish to know the features and capabilities of BWC technology across the industry can refer to a subsection of the report. Attributes, such as the physical characteristics, are aggregated and presented. In addition, the total number of vendor offerings with specific desirable features is presented. A total of 66 BWC products are profiled from 38 vendors. 66 figures and 3 tables

Date Published: November 1, 2016