A customer has requested I obtain a camera with audio that can be worn by an employee that will either record wirelessly to the server, or record locally to an SD card and be downloaded after a shift to the server. Does anyone know of such a product? I assume it would be like something that law enforcement wears.
Thanks for the reply. The camera does not need to be covert. I believe the most important factors would be quality of audio and the ability to either store long timeframes of video/audio or send wirelessly with retaining quality to the server.
I have had limited experience with a couple body worn cameras. Vievu is one brand that I have used in the past. They worked well but did not withstand constant use. The USB port in the bottom of the camera ended up failing. I believe they have newer models now, the one I had was about 2 years old. Taser Axon is another body worn camera that was recommended to me. I have not used this device but the website makes it look great. Panasonic also makes a very large body worn camera that is very expensive and bulky. They are supposed to be coming out with a replacement soon.
I recently visited a retailer using these cameras on all clerks and store helpers. It was a sporting goods/camping chain store. (Everyone except the employee at the firearms counter, apparently to avoid 'privacy concerns'.) There was probably 15-20 staff in total.
They were wearing VIEVU brand units. The only reason I know this is because the logo was embossed on the unit itself.
This is a unit I have seen at several trade shows - self contained, small, and simple operation - slide the front down about 1/3" and it starts recording - encrypted, no integrated monitor, looks reliable. Grampian Police (Scotland) have been the trial user.