Body Cameras: Which One is Right For You?

Body Cameras: Which One is Right For You?

With people on Britain’s front-line experiencing more violence against them than ever before, it’s important that staff who are in high-risk jobs are fully protected whilst they are out in the field. With modern technology becoming ever more sophisticated, employers can equip their staff with tools that allow them to conduct their roles safely without the risk of any false accusations and potential lawsuits. 

body camerasAt Wall to Wall Communications, we believe it’s one of the best times to purchase body cameras for your front-line staff. Body cameras provide a cost-effective solution to monitoring your employees professional conduct whilst on duty, but also to protect your business against any wrongful insurance claims. Body camera technology has come a long way since the early days, which can be seen in our range of Hytera body cameras. They offer a discreet but optimised field of vision, capturing ultra HD video footage. With our 40 years of experience being the UK’s leading wireless two-way radio communications specialists, Wall to Wall Communications know a thing or two about tailored two-way radio solutions and have used our knowledge to offer you the most advanced body cameras on the market. If you need assistance with choosing the right Hytera body camera for your business, please contact us today.

What Industries Use Body Cameras?

Body cameras are typically worn by employees who come in contact with the public regularly. They are ideal devices in providing a deterrent for abusive members of the public. Where talking is not enough to deescalate a situation, a body camera can remove the threat just by simply making the abusive individual think twice about their behaviour whilst being filmed. At Wall to Wall Communication, we believe our range of Hytera Body Cameras are perfect for a variety of industries including:


Construction sites are often high-value targets for organised crime because they usually store expensive equipment on-site. Our Hytera body cameras can offer a great resource for security guards on building sites because they can record any suspicious activity, which can be reported and used as evidence. 

Hospitality, Leisure and Events

These industries are often difficult to manage because they usually involve a lot of people in small spaces. Often people consume alcohol, which can lead to unruly behaviour and can result in violence. To protect your staff at these events, body cameras are used to prevent and deter violent situations from occurring and if they do, footage of the individuals can be used as evidence.


As with the event industry, body cameras are used to deter and prevent violent situations from occurring. As people in the security industry are more likely to be involved in violent situations, these devices are ideal for ensuring that professionalism is maintained and that the trust of the general public is upheld. It also protects security staff from false accusations. 

Auction houses

Auction houses often are places where high-value items are bought and sold, which makes them an ideal target for organised crime. If there is a security team present in an auction house, it’s best to equip them with our Hytera body cameras because they can help the security team to monitor the crowd and to record any suspicious behaviour.


Hytera body cameras are versatile pieces of equipment for security companies who are contracted to work on public transport because they will provide high-quality video footage, whatever the lighting quality is. This makes them perfect for recording fare dodgers, or for preventing members of public trespassing on transportation networks. Body cameras are also great at recording members of the public in tight, confined spaces.


Major retailers are often victims of theft on a daily basis,  because of the high number of shoplifters that operate in their businesses. There can often be difficulty in prosecuting these perpetrators because of the lack of evidence. Hytera body cameras can catch them in the act and the evidence that these cameras collect can be used in a court of law. 


Hospital staff can often be subjected to violence from patients who are either intoxicated or decide that violence is the best way to communicate with staff. Therefore, security staff in hospitals are increasingly using body cameras as a means of protecting front-line NHS workers when they are on duty. It’s the ideal solution in preventing health care workers from being assaulted.

What Body Camera should I choose?

At Wall to Wall Communications, we stock the very best of body camera technology with our range of Hytera models which include:

Hytera VM780 Body Worn Camera

  • 2.8” touch display
  • 8-hour battery life
  • 1080p HD Video
  • 216° rotatable lens
  • 256 Bit Advanced Encryption
  • 3G/ 4G/ Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
  • GPS built-in
  • PoC application compatible
  • IP67 and MIL-STD-810G

Hytera VM685 Body Worn Camera

  • 180° rotatable lens
  • 8-hour battery life
  • 2.4” display
  • 1080p HD Video
  • 256 Bit Advanced Encryption
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
  • IP67 and MIL-STD-81

Hytera VM550D Body Worn Camera

  • Night Vision
  • 2” display
  • 1080p HD Video
  • 139° diagonal lens
  • 7+ hours continuous battery life
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
  • IP67 and MIL-STD-81G

Hytera VM550 Body Worn Camera

  • Best for beginners
  • 1080p HD Video
  • 139° diagonal lens
  • 7+ hours continuous battery life
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth built-in
  • IP67 and MIL-STD-81

If you want to learn more about Wall to Wall Communications range of body cameras, please read our Body Worn Camera For Sale UK blog.

Discreet Surveillance: Hidden Body Cameras

Discreet Surveillance: Hidden Body Cameras

Body cameras, also known as ‘body-worn cameras’ are video recording devices worn on the body. Body-worn cameras record with video and audio, they encounter interactions in a clear and reliable way. 

body camera

Body cameras have the ability to be seen or act as discreet surveillance, commonly used by blue light workers and emergency services. This type of recording camera provides employees with a sense of security at work, for those who may be at risk of false accusations or any risk of a physical or verbal altercation. 

Wall to Wall Communications supplies a range of body cameras to a number of businesses. With the ability to provide discreet surveillance, body cameras can keep businesses running correctly and smoothly by acting as discreet, body-worn CCTV cameras. With the rise in popularity of body cameras, not just in the public sector but for private business as well, we are able to provide you with the best quality devices and expert advice on how to implement them into your business.

To learn more about who can use body-worn cameras, read our recent article here.

Using and Operating Secret Cameras

Under UK law and certain conditions, you are generally permitted to use spy cameras. Elements of the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act govern where you can conduct recording, but in general, their use is legal. Follow the following instances when setting up secret surveillance …

  • You cannot fit spy cameras to a business or residential property that you do not own have legal occupancy.
  • It is illegal to use spy cameras in areas with an expectation of privacy. This includes toilets or locker rooms.
  • You can set up a camera in your own home or business.
  • You can set up and operate a recording system to the outside of your property, provided it does not breach anyone else’s right to privacy.  
  • Be sure to take reasonable steps to safeguard laws and protect any footage gathered via a recording system. Failure to do this could be a breach of the Data Protection Act.
  • You must not share footage from CCTV without permission from those captured unless as part of a legal criminal investigation.

Wall to Wall is happy to help with any questions or queries you may have on using cameras of any kind. Browse our selection of body cameras here to find the perfect one for your needs.

Body-Worn Cameras Now Available at Wall to Wall

Body-Worn Cameras Now Available at Wall to Wall

For 2020 Wall to Wall Communications are launching some exciting new products on the website! One of the launches this 2020 is body cameras. With over 40 years of experience in two way radios, we like to think of ourselves as experts in communication and technology. With the rise in popularity of body cameras, not just in the public sector but for private business as well, we are now bringing them to you!

body-worn cameras

What are body-worn cameras?

Body cameras, also known as ‘body-worn cameras’ are video recording devices worn on the body. Body-worn cameras can be left running for the duration of an employees shift, recording any interactions they encounter in a clear and reliable way. 

How could body cameras help you

The rise in popularity of body cameras is stemming from industries that have a high risk of confrontations with the public, e.g. healthcare workers, traffic wardens, railway workers, prison staff, police and security. Body cameras can benefit you and your business in many ways, including:

  1. Body camera recordings provide admissible evidence for courts: Video recordings of interactions and confrontations can provide admissible evidence in court where only eye-witness accounts would be used otherwise. This makes court cases shorter and more reliable.
  2. Used for training and review purposes: Having recordings of day to day challenges that are experienced by employees can be used to train and improve employees and the running of your business.
  3. Decreases likelihood of incidences: The presence of a body camera acts as a deterrent in itself. Where a confrontation might have occurred, they are less likely to happen with the knowledge that interactions are being recorded. 
  4. Reduction in false accusations: False accusations can be difficult to dismiss. With the presence of body-worn cameras, false accusations are less likely to be made with true recordings of interactions. 


body camerasWho does Wall to Wall recommend body-worn cameras to?

Any number of businesses can benefit from the use of body-worn cameras. Their use for safety, security and training purposes can aid in a multitude of industries. If members of staff experience any hostility, false accusations or risk of assault, body cameras can provide employees with a sense of security at work. Additionally, body-worn cameras can add a sense of safety to the members of the public, with body cameras providing admissible evidence in court if an incident was to occur. 

Body cameras at Wall to Wall

At Wall to Wall we supply a range of Hyter body cameras. They are light, small and sophisticated. Hytera body cameras can now support features including; infrared, GPS, ability to live stream, integration with wearable equipment, full HD video quality and night vision. The models available are the VM780, VM685, VM550D and the VM550. Browse our selection of body cameras here to find the perfect one for you and your business. 

Read about our other new launch for 2020: POC radios.

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