US President Wants $75 Million for Body-Worn Cameras

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 02, 2014

In response to heated protests scrutinizing law enforcement behavior, the White House wants to spur adoption of body worn cameras.

With the major issue of cost stopping many LEO departments from outfitting officers, a new White House proposal pledges $75 million dollars for new cameras.

However, even with funding available, what adoption barriers are there, and just how many cameras will this proposal purchase? We take a deeper look in this note.

** ******** ** ****** ******** ************ *** *********** ********,*** ***** ***** ***** ** **** ******** ** **** **** cameras.

**** *** ***** ***** ** **** ******** **** *** *********** from ********** ********, * *** ***** ***** ******** ******* $** million ******* *** *** *******.

*******, **** **** ******* *********, **** ******** ******** *** *****, and **** *** **** ******* **** **** ******** ********? ** take * ****** **** ** **** ****.

[***************]

The ********

*** ***** ***** ********* **** ** *** $*** ******* ******** to "************* ********* ********" ** * *** ******* ******* ** **** *** ********** adoption *** *** ** *** *********** ****-**** *******. **** *** official***** ***** **** *****:

"** **** ** **** **********, * *** **** **** ****** Partnership ******* ***** ******* * ** ******* ***** ** ******/********** who ******** **** **** ******* *** ********* *******. *******, *** proposed $** ******* ********** **** ***** ***** ***** **** ******** 50,000 **** **** *******. "

*** ******** ****** **** $** ** *** $*** ******* ** set ***** *** ********** *******, *** **** ** ********* ** a ******** ***** ** ***** *** *********** ******** *********** ********* the ******* *** **** ** ***** **** *** **** ** their ***.

Not *** ******** *******

**** (**** ***) ********* ************* * ******* *** *********** ******** ** *** **, *** ***** *****'* ******** ***** ** **** ** *** **,*** cameras, ** ****** *** ***** *% ** *** ***** ****** of ********.

*** ******** ******** ******** **** ****** ** ******* ** ***** **** ****** ** interact **** *** ****** ** * ******* *****, *** ***** be ******* ** ********** *****-********* ******* ********, *** **** **** the *** ******* **** **** ******* * ***** ******** ** units ** ********* ********.

Logistical ******

** ** ***** ********* ** *** ****-**** ************ ********, ****** ********* ** **** *** ****** ** * ****** program ** ****** ****** *** **********.

*** *******, ****** ****** ***** *** ************ *** ** *** cameras ******. **** ******** ********* **** ***** ***** ** *** times, ** **** **** ** ****** **? **** *** ****** have *** ******** **** **** *** ***** ********* **** ** activated? **** **** ** ************* ******** ** ****-**** ****, ** must ******** ******** ********* ***** ********? 

*** ********* *** *** *****, *** **** *********** ***** ** adopt *** ******* *** **** ****** ** **** ***** ** hammering *** *********** ********** ****** **********.

******* *********

****** ******** *****, ******* ** ****** ****** ******** *** *** without *********. ******, ****** ******* ********* ******* *** * ******** piece ** ****, **** **** ********* ******** ** ** **% of ** *** *********** ******** ****** **** ** *****. ******, video ********* ** ***** ******* *** ********* **** ** ******** in ***** *** ********** *** *** **** ********** ******** ** both ****** ******** *** *** ****** *****.

** ****** **** **** ******* ** ********* ** ************ ******** and **** *** *** **** *******. ********* ******* ***** ** **** **** ******* ****** ***** ************.

Comments (4)

We are going to test a body worn camera. Right now, we are considering Vievu and Taser.

If anyone has any experiences or recommendations, feel free to share.

Anecdotally, I've spoken to a few (sworn) local LEOs about this proposal, and they all told me they doubt many departments will take advantage of this due to not having the 50% match.

One told me: "I'd bet most don 't have the matching part of that equation, so it's just a headline."

The Vievu is the one that I have seen used by our local jurisdiction.

I caught this article: Albuquerque PD Fires Cop For Not Turning Body Cam On Before Fatal Shooting

In summary, the cop said he turned it on but it didn't record. The camera manufacturer said the cop is lying about that.

This is a prime example of the technical and procedural issues that need to be addressed before these cameras are more widely used.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Police

Pressure Mounts Against Dahua and Hikvision Xinjiang Business on Nov 19, 2018
Pressure is mounting against Hikvision, Dahua, and other companies operating in Xinjiang as an international outcry brews against the Chinese...
Directory of Access Control and Intrusion Startups on Oct 30, 2018
This directory catalogs access control and intrusion detection startups IPVM has found noteworthy. The directory is provided for your review to...
IACP 2018 Police Show Final Report on Oct 08, 2018
IPVM went to Orlando to cover the 2018 IACP conference, the country's largest police show (about as big as ASIS), examining the 700+...
Evidence Of Hikvision's Involvement With Xinjiang IJOP And Re-Education Camps on Oct 02, 2018
IPVM reveals as-yet unreported details about Hikvision’s activities in Xinjiang - a region of China where massive human rights abuses are being...
BluePoint Aims To Bring Life-Safety Mind-Set To Police Pull Stations on Sep 20, 2018
Fire alarm pull stations are commonplace but police ones are not. A self-funded startup, BluePoint Alert Solutions is aiming to make police pull...
Congressional Letter Urges Sanctions Against Dahua and Hikvision For Human Rights Abuses on Sep 04, 2018
17 US Congresspeople sent a letter to the Secretary of State and Treasury urging sanctions against Chinese officials plus Dahua and Hikvision,...
France Political Scandal Reveals Video Surveillance Problems on Aug 22, 2018
In what French media describes as "the most damaging crisis yet for" French President Macron, a political scandal has revealed major gaps in the...
Hikvision Wins Chinese Government Forced Facial Recognition Project Across 967 Mosques on Jul 16, 2018
Hikvision has won a Chinese government tender which requires that facial recognition cameras be set up at the entrance of every single mosque...
Belgium Bans Private Facial Surveillance on Jul 06, 2018
Belgium has effectively banned the use of facial recognition and other biometrics-based video analytics in surveillance cameras for private,...
China Public Video Surveillance Guide: From Skynet to Sharp Eyes on Jun 14, 2018
China is expanding its video surveillance network to achieve “100%” nationwide coverage by 2020, including facial recognition capabilities and a...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Ideal SecuriTest IP Vs Unbranded IP Camera Install Tools on Nov 21, 2018
In our recent IP camera installation tool shootout, multiple members questioned the Ideal SecuriTest IP's features compared to low-cost unbranded...
Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 / Movidius AI Test on Nov 21, 2018
AI is a major trend in video surveillance with manufacturers paying significant attention to Intel's Movidius Myriad chips. Indeed, Avigilon has...
Openpath Access Control Tested on Nov 20, 2018
Big investment in access startups is uncommon, but Openpath has recently attracted $20 million doing just that. The company has limited security...
No GDPR Penalties For UK Swann 'Spying Hack' on Nov 20, 2018
The UK’s data protection agency has closed its investigation into Infinova-owned Swann Security UK, the ICO confirmed to IPVM, deciding to take “no...
Milestone Disrupts Milestone With Arcules on Nov 19, 2018
Milestone is now competing against... Milestone's own spinout Arcules. New IPVM testing shows that Arcules has incorporated a substantial amount...
Pressure Mounts Against Dahua and Hikvision Xinjiang Business on Nov 19, 2018
Pressure is mounting against Hikvision, Dahua, and other companies operating in Xinjiang as an international outcry brews against the Chinese...
Arcules Cloud VMS Tested on Nov 19, 2018
Arcules is a big bet, or as they describe themselves a 'bold company', spun out and backed by Milestone and Canon.  But how good is Arcules cloud...
'Sticker' Surveillance Camera Developed (CSEM Witness) on Nov 16, 2018
The Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) has announced what it calls the: world’s first fully autonomous camera that can be...
ISC East 2018 Mini-Show Final Report on Nov 16, 2018
This is our second (updated) and final show report from ISC East. ISC East, by its own admission, is not a national or international show, billed...
Facial Detection Tested on Nov 16, 2018
Facial detection and recognition are increasingly offered by video surveillance manufacturers. Facial detection detects faces in an image/video...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact