ENHANCING PRISON OFFICER SAFETY WITH BODY-WORN CAMERAS
TAKING BACK CONTROL
The last decade has seen a 342% increase in violent attacks against prison officers1 and this has had a ripple effect on their mental welfare and absence rate. Now prison services are increasingly turning to body-worn cameras to tackle the issue.
A 15-20% reduction in reported incidents of violence and abuse was recorded when body-worn cameras are in use2.
79% of surveyed prison staff felt that the use of body-worn cameras had a positive impact on their welfare at work3.
PROVIDE AN INDEPENDENT WITNESS
Video evidence helps to resolve complaints and disputes by providing transparency and reducing false accusations.
DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND THE TOUGHEST ENVIRONMENTS
The toughened exterior of the VB400 makes it resistant to sudden impacts that could otherwise cause damage plus its large central button makes activation easy.
DELIVERING HIGH QUALITY EVIDENTIAL VIDEO
When footage is required for evidence, the wide angle, 1080p HD lens captures high-quality video from the wearer's viewpoint. Providing full accountability.
SHIFT-LONG BATTERY LIFE
Record up to 12 hours on a single charge to enable better protection officers who may be working for extended periods of time.
NEVER MISS A MOMENT WITH PRE/POST RECORDING
Gain up to 2 minutes of footage either side of an incident to capture interactions that lead up to and follow any altercations.
CONNECTED AND INTEGRATED
Features such as Peer-Assisted-Recording and radio integration enable recording to be activated by a colleague's BWC or your radio's emergency button.
SECURE AND ENCRYPTED
Control user roles and privileges to prevent unauthorised access to footage. Also, deletion policies ensure videos are securely deleted when the period expires.
1UK Govt. Safety in Custody update 2020
2 On body cameras in prison report - NZ Corrections
3Body Worn Video Camera (BWVC) Pilot Evaluation 2020