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Body Cams Are Coming

Conker have been reviewing customer requirements and developing a Body Cam solution for some time now and we're almost ready to release a product and solution to market. Here are the results of our research from our customer based and how we're responding with features at launch.

Research findings

Scheduled product features

72% of survey respondants said they preferred local storage of video over a cloud solution. The reason were numerous but gave us insights that suggest the other 28% may hit issues they haven't planned for.

At launch we will be focussing on a solution with a good amount of local storage and no 4G-cellular connection. This reduces the unit cost significantly.

Further, this setup requires that "depots" download data daily. To more easily facilitate this important "offline" step we've developed a 10-port docking station + computer software that will download camera data from ALL units.

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The two most highly request features were GPS (65% of respondants) and WiFi (56% of respondants)

Both features will be included as standard at launch.

We asked a tricky quesiton about constant recording vs. manual activation. 56% of respondants prefer manual activation.

We've made activation buttons clear and simple on the device and LEDs indicate device activity.

The big question was hour many operating hours you would need a device to run for. The range we received was broad to say the least from 4 to a less realistic 168 (that's 7 days). On reflection we were unclear about recording time vs. standby but it became apparent that most people would need the cameras to operate for longer than a normal working shift. The median answer was 12 hours.

At the time battery size vs. device size was limiting us to around 6 hours recording. We have since bumped the battery up significantly and combined with a low power Linux system we are achieving up to 15 hours recording time! Additionally a full charge can be achieved in 3.5 hours.

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