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Protecting your Personal Liability with a Body Worn Camera/Video Recording Device
There are countless applications for the use of body worn cameras outside the obvious sectors of security and policing. Police and security personnel require body worn recording equipment to capture evidence as events fold out, providing reliable, tamper-proof footage to aid in prosecutions and protect their personal liability should it ever be called into question.
Individuals outside of these immediate professions should also be making use of the ability to capture spur-of-the-moment footage if and when necessary. Whether you are providing proof of your actions should anything unexpected occur and you need to ensure that your liability is protected, or you wish to capture footage of any other events, body worn cameras can prove a vital tool.
Teachers, for instance, are increasingly caught in the firing line between hard to handle pupils and the authorities. In most cases, without any footage of the event it is often one word against another; eyewitness accounts can prove time and time again to be unreliable and even untruthful. If any instance of aggressive, antisocial or violent behaviour is captured as it happens, the individual in question will be able to easily back up any statement with irrefutable evidence; thus protecting themselves and individuals involved leaving very little room for argument.
In fact, in this day and age no one member of the public is completely immune to scrutiny (and in many cases, lawful action) when going about our daily routines. Should the unfortunate event of an accident happen, or should you become involved in any kind of dispute, you will be amazed at just how far recorded audio/visual evidence can help you with any of the subsequent proceedings - especially those working in a public facing role such as retail, delivery services and so on.
The good news here is that body worn cameras are widely available and for individual use cases - inexpensive. You won't have to break the bank to get your hands on a reliable, high definition body camera that serves the purpose of fighting your corner should your liability ever be called into question.
Body cameras also do not have to be bulky and impractical. Yes - if you do require something robust there are a few highly recommended options to choose from, but if you are looking for something simple, discreet and unobtrusive you are also covered. Smaller, lightweight body worn recording devices can be easily attached to a shirt, blouse, T-shirt, pocket or lanyard and carried with you anywhere, ready to record should you ever need it.
Hindsight is 20:20 - so don't get caught out next time the unexpected happens by preparing yourself today. If you would like any assistance or advice on our range of body worn devices, please feel free to contact one of our product specialists on 0121 456 7800. In the meantime, stay safe!