Market Survey on Body Worn Camera Technologies

Market Survey on Body Worn Camera Technologies
National Institute of Justice
Vivian Hung, Steven Babin, Jacqueline Coberly

There has been a dramatic increase in the criminal justice use of body worn cameras (BWCs) in the last few years. As a result of governmental and news media scrutiny of law enforcement interactions with the public, many think that BWCs have the potential benefit of increased legitimacy and accountability for both citizens and the law enforcement community. Since then, commercially available BWCs have flooded the market. There are now over 60 different body worn cameras produced specifically for law enforcement use. This paper provides methodology for developing the market survey and results from the market survey.