Here at Wall to Wall Communications, we have over 40 years of experience in the field, offering the latest technology, including body cameras, two-way radios and training on how to use it.
In previous articles, we have discussed the legality of body cameras and how they are becoming a more popular piece of kit.
For this article, we looked further into the costing of a body camera and what to consider when purchasing or hiring one out.
A body camera can come by many different names, including a bodycam, body worn video or a body-worn camera. No matter what they are called, a body camera is a wearable device that records audio and video.
Our team is here to help you decipher the technological jargon and get you fitted with a piece of equipment you can comfortably use and get the most out of.
All About The Budget
When looking to purchase a body camera, you need to firstly think about your budget.
These pieces of kit can range in price, so setting yourself a limit on how much you are willing to spend will allow you to narrow down your choices.
Spending over your budget, doesn’t guarantee you a better, more suited product. So, having a top monetary goal in mind, will ensure you don’t go over your allocated allowance.
If your budget is down the lower-end, or you are unsure of how much you would like to spend, hiring out your body cameras could be the best option.
When it comes to purchasing a body camera, our starting price is around £250 and goes up to around £500, depending on the specs and the memory capacity the device holds.
What do you need from your Body Camera?
The next prospect to consider is what you need your camera for. In our blog post Body Cameras: Which One is Right For you?, we discussed the difference between the cameras in our range.
Knowing how you’re going to use your equipment is imperative when it comes to purchasing a piece long-term. Under our product page, we go into detail about each body camera we carry, including information about the video quality, the lens they have and which applications the model is compatible with.
Asking yourself key questions such as, what storage capacity do I need? Do I need motion detection or night vision features on my body camera? What applications will I be using alongside this technology, do I need it to be connected via Bluetooth or WiFi?
By researching further into these topics, you will be able to narrow down what type of body camera you will be looking for.
Our team is also happy to help if you have any further questions or need any help picking out what equipment is best suited for your and your team’s needs.
What Are The Additional Costs of Your Body Camera?
Finally, are the additional costs to consider when it comes to purchasing your body camera.
At the time of buying equipment for your team, having a firm understanding of how much you’re willing to spend on pieces of kit is essential, but what an added consideration should be is the future costs.
For example, does your team know how to use body cameras? This could be an additional cost which you could need to incorporate into your budgeting plan.
Here at Wall to Wall, our team offers training on all our products, including our radios, body cameras, our mobiles and repeaters. If your team does need more information surrounding this, feel free to contact us and we can walk you through your new equipment.