Mul­ti­func­tion­al In Use: Live Strea­ming With The Body Cam 

Body cams are main­ly used in the secu­ri­ty indus­try. In addi­ti­on to the clas­sic docu­men­ta­ti­on and pre­ser­va­ti­on of evi­dence in con­flict and dan­ge­rous situa­tions for the poli­ce or in local and long-distance traf­fic, the came­ras also ser­ve other fields of appli­ca­ti­on in which the focus is pri­ma­ri­ly on live streaming.

How does The Body Cam Live Stream Work?

With the Net­Co body cam ver­si­on “Con­nect”, recor­dings from the loca­ti­on of the event can be trans­mit­ted direct­ly to ano­ther loca­ti­on via live stream. A body cam live stream can optio­nal­ly be estab­lished via WLAN, LTE or, depen­ding on the camera’s set­tings, also via a media play­er such as VLC. If the body cam is con­nec­ted to the ser­ver and swit­ched on, but is not in the Smart­Hub, a live stream can be retrie­ved from the came­ra. The strea­ming body cam is then mark­ed with oran­ge color in the device over­view in the manage­ment soft­ware. It is also pos­si­ble to call up the live stream of seve­ral body cams in the device overview.

Lone worker — Live Remo­te Support

What are the chal­lenges for lone workers?

Employees who work in the field and take on repairs, for exam­p­le, are often left to their own devices in their dai­ly work. The only cont­act with col­le­agues for ques­ti­ons is via tele­pho­ne. The field ser­vice employee has to explain the situa­ti­on on site to his col­le­agues at a distance in a long-win­ded and elo­quent man­ner, which can be par­ti­cu­lar­ly com­pli­ca­ted in the case of com­plex tech­ni­cal pro­blems with machi­nes. The work pro­cess drags on and often no direct solu­ti­on can be found — the field ser­vice employee has to post­po­ne sol­ving the problem.

What can body cam live strea­ming assist lone workers with?

If the lone worker uses a body cam, he can attach it to his work clo­thes with a sui­ta­ble hol­der (see Matching Access­ories For Body Cams — Net­Co Pro­fes­sio­nal Ser­vices GmbH) and has both hands free for his work to be done. If he has any ques­ti­ons for his col­le­agues, he can quick­ly acti­va­te the body cam live stream and trans­mit live images to his col­le­agues’ smart­phone, tablet or computer.

The­se are the advan­ta­ges at a glance:

  • Savings in tra­vel cos­ts: addi­tio­nal employees do not have to tra­vel to the sce­ne of the event, but can give ins­truc­tions via live stream.
  • Imme­dia­te sup­port from a distance: With the body cam live stream, the field worker can con­nect direct­ly with his col­le­agues and recei­ve quick help and gui­dance on his issue through the live images.
  • Visu­al and effi­ci­ent com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on: The lone worker can use live strea­ming to not only lite­ral­ly explain the pro­blem to his col­le­agues on site, but also show them a pic­tu­re of it.

For strong teams: visu­al com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on also increa­ses col­le­ague cohe­si­on and impro­ves collaboration.

Increased Secu­ri­ty And Fast Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Through Live Images At Major Events

What are the chal­lenges at lar­ge events?

Secu­ri­ty con­cepts for sport­ing events or con­certs have to be plan­ned well in advan­ce; on the day of the events, a smooth flow of the secu­ri­ty chain has to be ensu­red in case of inci­dents. But not all sce­na­ri­os that can end­an­ger the safe­ty of event par­ti­ci­pan­ts can be fore­seen. If a dan­ge­rous situa­ti­on ari­ses, the emer­gen­cy forces must act quickly.

How does a body cam live stream pro­vi­de more secu­ri­ty at lar­ge events?

If the secu­ri­ty forces clo­sest to the dan­ge­rous situa­ti­on are equip­ped with a body cam, they can trans­mit what is hap­pe­ning on site with live images direct­ly to the cen­tral con­trol cen­ter, from whe­re fur­ther mea­su­res can be coor­di­na­ted. In this way, the emer­gen­cy forces do not have to pro­vi­de a situa­ti­on report, but can imme­dia­te­ly seek assis­tance on site due to the modern tech­no­lo­gy and the auto­ma­ti­cal­ly trans­mit­ted live information.

The­se are the advan­ta­ges at a glance:

  • Fast and impro­ved risk assess­ment: Visu­al com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on through the live images trans­mit­ted by the body cam crea­tes trans­pa­ren­cy from the situa­ti­on on site and pro­vi­des mis­si­on coor­di­na­ti­on with important insight into how high the secu­ri­ty risk is for event par­ti­ci­pan­ts and how many addi­tio­nal secu­ri­ty per­son­nel are nee­ded. This infor­ma­ti­on gua­ran­tees a quick respon­se in the secu­ri­ty manage­ment process.
  • Effi­ci­ent com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on: per­son­nel at the sce­ne of the inci­dent can com­mu­ni­ca­te imme­dia­te­ly with the cen­tral ope­ra­ti­ons coor­di­na­ti­on wit­hout having to use a lot of words and can coor­di­na­te the best pos­si­ble cour­se of action for the ope­ra­ti­on directly.
  • Increased safe­ty: Speed and effi­ci­ent com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on lead to more safe­ty at a lar­ge event and thus pro­tect more par­ti­ci­pan­ts, as valuable time can be saved.

Live Strea­ming Enables Real-Time Feed­back During A Trai­ning Session

What are the chal­lenges in training?

In today’s world, trai­ning is often orga­ni­zed across com­pa­nies and con­duc­ted online at dif­fe­rent loca­ti­ons simul­ta­neous­ly to save time and cos­ts. For this pur­po­se, a live stream is used in real time, which enables the exch­an­ge of opi­ni­ons and ques­ti­on rounds. Con­duc­ting trai­ning with real-time feed­back poses a chall­enge to the secu­ri­ty indus­try, as prac­ti­cal exer­ci­s­es need to be tes­ted in rapid exe­cu­ti­on and respon­se. The fire depart­ment is a good exam­p­le to illus­tra­te this dif­fi­cul­ty: pro­s­pec­ti­ve fire­figh­ters rely on the wealth of expe­ri­ence of their ins­truc­tor or col­le­agues to assess the hazard situa­ti­on and how best to respond during an ope­ra­ti­on. Howe­ver, their work loca­ti­on varies depen­ding on the call and can also take fire­figh­ters into con­fi­ned and inac­ces­si­ble spaces whe­re com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on opti­ons are limi­t­ed. Some situa­tions hap­pen so quick­ly that it is almost impos­si­ble to recon­s­truct all the sequen­ces of action in retrospect.

How can the body cam opti­mi­ze training?

Body cams docu­ment situa­tions seam­less­ly and can also record the sound, so that even fast actions can be ana­ly­zed with the help of the image and sound mate­ri­al in the fol­low-up. The body cam live stream even enables an imme­dia­te reac­tion to the trai­ning processes.

The­se are the advan­ta­ges at a glance:

  • Feed­back in real time: With the body cam live stream, instructors/trainers — who are fol­lo­wing the trai­ning in front of the screen at a dif­fe­rent loca­ti­on — can pro­vi­de their par­ti­ci­pan­ts with sug­ges­ti­ons for impro­ving their actions while the trai­ning is still in pro­gress. This enables the imme­dia­te imple­men­ta­ti­on and prac­ti­ce of the cor­rect pro­ce­du­re and ensu­res more safe­ty in the sub­se­quent real-life application.
  • Every detail visi­ble: The body cam, which has a 165° wide ang­le, streams from the trai­ning participant’s point of view and offers the instructor/trainer the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pay atten­ti­on to the smal­lest details in addi­ti­on to the broad over­all picture.
  • Impro­ve­ment of pro­ce­du­res: due to the multi­tu­de of infor­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded by the body cam live stream, appli­ed pro­ce­du­res and methods can be bet­ter scru­ti­ni­zed and optimized.

Ano­ther advan­ta­ge of body cam recor­dings: the video and audio foo­ta­ge can be stored for later trai­ning pur­po­ses or to fami­lia­ri­ze new employees. This offers the pos­si­bi­li­ty to coll­ect video mate­ri­al for any poten­ti­al­ly dan­ge­rous situa­ti­on and to prepa­re the per­son­nel in advan­ce for it.

Sum­ma­ry: The Advan­ta­ges Of Body Cam Live Streaming 

In addi­ti­on to the pro­ven are­as of appli­ca­ti­on men­tio­ned abo­ve, body cam live strea­ming can also be inte­gra­ted into many other pro­ces­ses — for exam­p­le, it could con­ceiv­a­b­ly be used by para­me­dics who recei­ve direct ins­truc­tions from the emer­gen­cy doc­tor via live stream in order to help pati­ents in distress even more quickly.

Num­e­rous occu­pa­tio­nal fields bene­fit from the visu­al real-time com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on of the live stream in terms of time and cost savings and can faci­li­ta­te and opti­mi­ze their inter­nal pro­ces­ses. Espe­ci­al­ly in the secu­ri­ty indus­try, the use of the live stream leads to even safer pro­ce­du­res and thus pro­tects the popu­la­ti­on bet­ter in the long run. 

Would you also like to use the body cam live stream or get advice? Cont­act us: Cont­act Body Cam — Net­Co Pro­fes­sio­nal Ser­vices GmbH

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