Why should your organisation be using bodycams to protect your employees?

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HYTERA BODY WORN CAMERAS?

The Hytera Body cams are rugged, feature packed recordable body worn cameras which are available at an affordable price.

In today’s current workplace environment the need to protect your employees has become ever more prevalent, and as an employer it is your duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of your employees. By investing in Hytera’s VM body camera technology you can capture and record video evidence to ensure that you are adhering to your industry regulations and protecting employees.

Hytera Body-worn cameras are a market leading technology that can help prevent and/ de-escalate confrontational situations that lone workers and public facing employees often find themselves in. By recording and gathering video evidence during an altercation or emergency you are offering a quicker resolution to complaints, better organisational transparency and training opportunities for employees.

WHO IS USING THE NEW WEARABLE DIGITAL BODY WORN BODY CAMS FROM HYTERA?

  • Security Teams
  • Facilities and Estates Teams
  • Healthcare workers
  • Airport Security & Airlines
  • Rail Services
  • Road Safety
  • Retail Shopping Centres
  • Parking attendants
  • Refuse Collectors & Recycling Centres

HOW CAN BODY WORN CAMERAS PROTECT LONE WORKERS?

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It is estimated that 6.8 million people in the United Kingdom are lone workers, which is 22% of the 31.2m Uk working population*

Hytera Recordable Body worn cams can ensure there is always a line of communication open for lone workers when they are carrying out their duties in isolation, or within an environment where they are without supervision. The digital body worn body camera can be utilised as a standalone device or linked with a Hytera hand portable two-way radio.

Before even considering the cost of fines and litigation, the HSE estimates that it can cost between £17,000 and £19,000 on average just to investigate a physical assault. It can cost a lot less to prevent one. If an incident does occur, the courts will take the resources available to an organisation into consideration – the Sentencing Council guidelines state that a Corporate Manslaughter fine should be at least £500,000. But it is no defence for an employer to say that they did not have the time, money or resources to reduce risk. There is the possibility of courts imposing publicity orders which can tarnish reputations, and in the worst cases, prison sentences for seniors managers found to be negligent.


*HSE Statistics

ARE THERE ANY LAWS IN PLACE REGARDING THE USE OF RECORDABLE BODY WORN CAMERAS?

If you are concerned about any of the laws surrounding the use of bodycams and the data captured the SIA state:

‘If you view footage recorded by headcams/bodycams solely for the purpose of protecting property or identifying a trespasser, then a Security Guard or Door Supervisor licence would be sufficient. Due to licence integration, a Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) licence would also cover you for this activity.’

You can read more information here.

 

WHAT ARE THE TOP FEATURES OF THE HYTERA RECORDABLE BODYCAMS?

  • RUGGED & DURABLE – Complaint with military standards MIL-STD-810 G and rated to IP67 standards the lightweight Hytera RVM bodycam is tough enough to withstand the harshest of working environments.
  • HARD WORKING – Supplied as standard with a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery the Hytera bodycam has a talk time of 8/12hrs to provide you with continuous coverage throughout your working day.
  • RECORDING EVERYTHING – The Hytera body worn camera rotates 180 degrees, has a 140-degree wide angle lens and records your footage in 1080P resolution at 60 frames per second both day and night, ensuring nothing is missed (VM685).
  • PROTECT YOUR TEAM – With an inbuilt emergency button a lone worker can call for immediate assistance during an altercation, or serious incident (activated at the point of purchase), all whilst recording for playback purposes.
  • DATA COLLECTION – Offering both self-hosted and cloud-based options you can collect, store and manage your data regardless of your IT infrastructure and resources.

 

HOW DO I STORE, COLLECT AND MANAGE THE DATA FROM OUR HYTERA BODYCAMS?

Hytera, the manufacturer of the bodycams offer two platforms which can be recommended by Radiocoms Systems Ltd. The recommendation will be dependent on the size of your organisation and the quantity of Hytera body cameras you have in your fleet.

 

HYTERA RVM EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE (IDS)

Ideal for small, single-site organisations with a low volume of Hytera Bodycam users.

Running on a PC the Smart MDM software collects and stores digital evidence from the Hytera RVM’s via a multi-unit charger. With an intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) you can review, manage and share data simply and efficiently.

The software enables users to manage the device comprehensively, query and replay the local data, import and upload the data to the cloud (DEM server) automatically, clear the collected data from the Hytera RVMs automatically, and password protect data to satisfy data protection requirements.

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HYTERA BODY WORN CAMERA DIGITAL EVIDENCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Ideal for multi-site, large organisations with a high volume of Hytera Body cam users.

The Hytera Digital Evidence Management (DEM) software platform collects and stores all the digital evidence from your Hytera recordable bodycam. By docking your Hytera body cam device into the specially designed multi unit charger you can automatically export audio, video, and images directly to the DEM platform.

  • Centralised data management – will collect and store the digital evidence on a secure network.
  • Cloud based server – for centralised storage with RVM automatic data upload.
  • A logging system for evidence retrieval – tag a file and locate it quickly through a simple keyword search.
  • Classify evidence files and correlate them with a specific case using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) location information.
  • Capable of gathering and organising large amounts of data.
  • Rich interface, compatible with other systems.
  • Balancing mechanism for reliability with redundancy backup.
  • User authorisation for security – for data security you can assign customised permissions for different users/user groups.

 

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE HYTERA BODY WORN CAMERA MULTI-UNIT CHARGER

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The Hytera body camera charger POD is flexible and multi-disciplined:

  • The Hytera bodycam charger will charge six Hytera RVM bodycams and six batteries simultaneously, whilst providing power indication, battery charging status and data transmission indication all at a glance.
  • Auto export of all audio, video, photos and log digital evidence files.
  • Re-programme and upgrade the RVM with MDM via a USB cable.

 

THE HYTERA RVM BODYCAM PORTFOLIO

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Hytera VM780 Bodycam – Coming Soon

The VM780 takes RVM Bodycams to the next level with the most advanced range of features available including – A 2.8” touch display, powerful battery life supporting up to 8 hours continuous recording and 3G/ 4G & Wi-Fi for real time transmission anywhere, NFC and GPS built-in and PoC application compatibility.

1080p HD Video
216° rotatable lens
256 Bit Advanced Encryption
3G/ 4G/ Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
NFC and GPS built-in
PoC application compatible
IP67 and MIL-STD-81G

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Hytera VM685 Bodycam

The VM685 recordable body camera gives users more flexibility, with features including – A 180° rotatable lens and powerful battery life supporting up to 8 hours continuous recording. The VM685 also increases security by incorporating 256 Bit Advanced Encryption.

2.4” Display
1080p HD Video
256 Bit Advanced Encryption
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
IP67 and MIL-STD-81

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VM685 HERE

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Hytera VM550D Bodycam

The VM550D body worn camera offers all the features of the VM550 including – Full HD video, a 2” display allowing users to playback and review captured video instantly and night vision for use in low light environments.

2” Display
1080p HD Video
139° diagonal lens
7+ hours continuous battery life
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
IP67 and MIL-STD-81G

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VM550D HERE 

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Hytera VM550 Bodycam

The VM550 is the entry level Hytera RVM Body worn camera offering a compact, rugged and lightweight option for capturing evidence accurately and effectively, whilst still boasting full HD video capturing and a number of other impressive features.

1080p HD Video
139° diagonal lens
7+ hours continuous battery life
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
IP67 and MIL-STD-81

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VM550 HERE

 

LET’S WORK TOGETHER.
Radiocoms Systems Ltd is an authorised Hytera Channel Partner. We have a demonstration fleet of Hytera body cameras available to trial on your site. Contact us today to arrange a site visit –
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