Body worn cameras also known as wearable cameras or body worn video, is a type of wearable device that is used for recording data in video, audio, and photographic format. Mainly there are three locations of the body where these cameras are commonly worn namely helmet, glasses, and torso. Body worn cameras are used for various applications in military, law enforcement agencies, judicial system, journalism, surveillance, healthcare, as well as recreational sports and activities.
Increasing demand of body worn cameras in law enforcement agencies, owing to use of these cameras by law enforcement offices for gathering indisputable evidences, evidence management, encouraging good behavior in offices, discourage use of force, increase to accountability and transparency in the procedure. Body worn cameras are small sized cameras that camera, microphone, internal data storage, and audio and video recording system. The video is also saved with date stamp, time, and GPS co-ordinates. Some camera has automatic recording features with Bluetooth triggering options. It also includes system such as when car reaches certain speed without manual activation body cameras are switched on. Body worn cameras also collects audio and video footage of individuals, captures faces that can be run by facial recognition system, and also offers metadata tags to the end user. Law enforcement officers can record video footage while making an arrest, conducting car chase and witness interview, issuing summons, etc.
Increasing adoption of body worn cameras in defence for operations and training purposes is another factor anticipated to increase its demand. In addition, increasing use of artificial intelligence technology in body worn cameras is anticipated increase its adoption among end users. Artificial intelligence provides smart solutions for body worn cameras such as assistive features, providing actual account of an incidence, automatic recording, gunshot detection, reporting location of the officer to all the officer within close proximity, and real-time alert dispatch.
However, high cost of body worn cameras is a factor that may affect its adoption, especially in developing countries. In addition, personal privacy concerns and vague guidelines regarding usage of body worn cameras is another factor that could hamper its growth in the market.
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Increasing usage of body worn cameras in defence and law enforcement sectors in North America are increasing their demand in this region. In addition, increasing its adoption by police departments in various countries in North America is also supporting its demand. There is increasing adoption of body worn cameras in Europe and expected to register high growth in terms of revenue in this region. Increasing adoption of advanced technology is anticipated to fuel demand for body worn cameras in countries in Asia Pacific region, in the coming years.
By type, the global body worn camera market is categorized into recording and recording and live streaming. By application, the global body worn camera market is categorized into local police, special law enforcement agencies, and civil usage. Key players of the global body worn camera market include DePuy, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet, Wright Medical, Geistlich, Xtant Medical, and Arthrex.