Stimulating the debate on body worn cameras

Posted On 01 Mar 2018
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Traka has launched a downloadable white paper to open a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of introducing body worn technology into our communities.

The white paper, entitled “Body Worn Camera Technology in our Community’ looks at the growing interest in the technology; especially across Police and Emergency Services, Prisons and Education. Taken into account are the positives of video surveillance in each of these environments alongside the concerns cited, primarily concerning individual safety and security.

Mick Haggerty, Traka’s Senior Product Manager and Author of the White Paper says, “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 white paper, our 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.”

Justin Sasse, Managing Director Traka UK concluded: “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.”

The white paper entitled “Body Worn Cameras in Our Community’’ is available to download here