Living in the new normal means a lot of different things to all of us. We are doing more with less: more lone workers, more employees serving as policy enforcers, more theft, and more violence. Using body-worn cameras can help drive employee safety and help lower employer liability.
Body-worn cameras help employees feel safer and protected by their employer. Studies show that when police began using body-worn cameras there was a measurable reduction in escalated encounters. Wearing a body-worn camera shows potential agitators that the event is being recorded and often drives down verbal or physical attacks on staff, while also creating a sense of accountability from the employee.
Video footage from body-worn cameras is often used for training and coaching tools, such as for 1:1 feedback utilizing real-life scenarios. Footage can also be time and location stamped so events can be admissible in court, if needed. No more blind spots for other cameras onsite.
More businesses have remote staff, perhaps managing curbside pickups, delivery drivers or a lone worker. And when staff leaves the building, camera coverage can be limited or non-existent. Using a body-worn camera system keeps all parties accountable for events such as missing items, slip/trips/falls claims, or physical and verbal encounters.
Body-worn cameras can be considered the multi-tool of video surveillance – helping to keep employees safe and drive operational efficiencies within the business.
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