Military increases use of body worn cameras

Technavio, a tech-focused market research organisation, has presented a new report on the global military body-worn camera market, which is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period 2017-2021.

Based on geographical division, Technavio market researchers have categorised the global military body-worn camera market into key geographical regions including, the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.

The increasing initiatives by the government bodies to implement military body-worn cameras for both military forces and city police department is driving the market in the Americas. The US, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico contribute most of the revenue to the military body-worn camera market in the region. The use of military body-worn cameras would act as an element to build trust between citizens and the police and will boost the sale of this equipment in the region.

According to Moutushi Saha, a lead analyst at Technavio, specialising in research on defense, “The vendors in the market are launching new product designs with value-added features that meet the requirements of the end-users. These suits are equipped with cameras that record HD videos both during day and night, capture over 20,000 HD digital photos, and record over 500 hours of audio and playback directly on the unit. Such products will assist the government of the Americas with the prevention of criminal activities.”

In the EMEA countries, analysts believe that the use of body-worn cameras by various police department across the region will help reduce the incidences of violence against law enforcement officials. Such initiatives to introduce body-worn cameras in the EMEA market will boost the sale of these products in the region during the forecast period. These systems are designed to improve evidence gathering and raise the criminal conviction rates in the region.