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How to buy body-worn cameras (eBook)

Download this EMS1 body-worn cameras buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


In the current era of attacks on EMS providers, and the need for the preservation of both clinical and operational events, a recording device becomes the only contemporaneous witness on the call. Our partners in law enforcement have extensive experience on the deployment and operation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) and report that they help reduce citizen complaints, lower instances of resistance and use of force, improve police-community interaction and enrich public safety.

From the EMS perspective, BWCs provide a recording of the clinical encounter, enhance the quality of documentation with a video record, and offer footage for quality assurance and quality improvement, as well as training.

While the value and utility of BWCs are understood at a fundamental level, there are factors EMS agencies need to weigh and steps to take in order to have a long-standing and successful BWC program.

This EMS1 How to Buy Body-Worn Cameras Guide is a starting point for the several months or more purchasing process. Included in this guide:

  • Key considerations before buying
  • Implementation considerations
  • Questions to ask vendors
  • Company directory

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