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Saturday, 14 December

Is It Your Time For Body Worn Cameras?

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Traka has launched a new downloadable paper to open a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of introducing body worn technology.

The paper, entitled 'Body Worn Camera Technology in our Community' is now available to download - Click Here

It looks at the growing interest in the technology -  especially across police and emergency services, prisons and education - taking into account are the positives of video surveillance in each of these environments alongside the concerns cited, primarily concerning individual safety and security. 

Says Mick Haggerty, Traka’s Senior Product Manager and Author of the paper: “The use of body worn camera technology is fast becoming a common solution in a number of sectors.  Backed by significant government funding, they have a number of suggested benefits; - acting as a deterrent and improve accountability and transparency.

“But as quickly as interest in the technology has grown, so too have the questions and concerns surrounding their use.  In this paper, my aim is to introduce body worn camera technology and identify best practice to balance their advantages whilst ensuring individual safety and privacy interests are maintained at all times.“

 

Schools

The education sector is seeing body worn cameras being trialled for use as a deterrent to resolve problems such as ‘background disorder in classrooms.’

Justin Sasse, MD of Traka UK said: “We have put this discussion paper together, using our experiences in working with dedicated body camera technology suppliers, together with understanding latest research and influencing standards that relate to careful use of body worn camera technology.

“We wish to stimulate debate and encourage views and contributions from as many difference voices as possible, which in turn will lead to improvements in the effective control and use of these technologies.”

To download the paper - Click Here

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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