Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

December 18, 2013
Print Comment RSS

Uses of body cameras expand as device goes global

The creator of VIEVU body cameras has customers in 16 countries

The Economist

Thanks to digital technology the world is replete with cheap and highly capable cameras. ABI, a research firm, reckons there were a billion built into the mobile phones and tablets shipped in 2012 (many boast more than one). Adding a run-of-the-mill digital camera to a phone, or pretty much anything else, costs about $10. Narrative, a Swedish company that has raised $500,000 through Kickstarter, is marketing a clip-on life-logger the size of a coin.

Steve Ward of VIEVU, a Seattle firm that has been selling wearable cameras to police forces for several years, and now has customers in 16 countries, says the devices can help protect any professional who takes on legal liabilities: repairmen, estate agents, doctors, couriers and more. After all, many firms already record phone calls for similar reasons.

Request product info from top Body Cameras companies.
First: *
Last: *
Department: *
Department size: *
Email: *
Zip Code: *
Telephone: *
I recommend or purchase products for my Department: *
Purchasing Timeframe: *
*Required Field

The availability of a tamper-proof record often sorts out disputes before they escalate, expensively, into lawsuits. A year-long experiment with the widespread use of another model of wearable camera by police officers in Rialto, California, saw a spectacular fall in the number of complaints against the police by the public. It also saw less use of force by officers.

Full Story: Ubiquitous cameras: The people’s panopticon



PoliceOne Offers


Body Cameras Sponsors

Featured Products

The VIEVU™ body-worn video camera

The VIEVU™ body-worn video camera



AXON FLEX On Officer Video

AXON FLEX On Officer Video




Featured Videos

Top Product Articles

Featured Deals

Featured Product Categories

Police Body Cameras Questions

PoliceOne Offers