The Net­Co Body-Cam is a “made in Ger­ma­ny” pro­duct and is manu­fac­tu­red at our main loca­ti­on in Blan­ken­burg (Harz). Our pro­duc­tion mana­ger Tors­ten ans­wers the most fre­quent­ly asked ques­ti­ons for you.

How Long Does It Take To Pro­du­ce A Body Cam?

How long the body cam pro­duc­tion takes depends on whe­ther it is an assem­bly from pre­fa­bri­ca­ted body cam parts or an assem­bly with body cam indi­vi­du­al parts. A stan­dard body cam con­sists of 47 indi­vi­du­al parts. If you were to assem­ble just one body cam, it would take you about 2.5h. For­t­u­na­te­ly, we work most­ly with pre­fa­bri­ca­ted assem­bly sets, which con­sist of 7 parts. In addi­ti­on, the­re are 5 screws that con­nect the two body cam hal­ves tog­e­ther. With this, a sin­gle body cam can be made in less than 30 minu­tes. In gene­ral, howe­ver, at least 10 body cams are always assem­bled at the same time in order to fur­ther redu­ce pro­duc­tion time through rou­ti­ne workflows.

Whe­re Are The Com­pon­ents Of A Body Cam Sourced?

That’s easy to ans­wer — from Ger­ma­ny, of course!

The main com­pon­ents of the Net­Co Body Cam come from sup­pli­ers within a radi­us of less than 100km. Only the bat­tery is sup­pli­ed by a part­ner on the North Sea coast. As far as the small parts are con­cer­ned — i.e. the elec­tro­nics — we have to resort to mate­ri­al from Asia, sin­ce Ger­ma­ny hard­ly has any pro­duc­tion lines of its own for elec­tro­nic com­pon­ents. Howe­ver, we remain opti­mi­stic that this will chan­ge again in the future.

What Can Be Cus­to­mi­zed On The Body Cam?

We have alre­a­dy imple­men­ted many body cam pro­jects and made indi­vi­du­al body cams for our cli­ents. For exam­p­le, one cli­ent reques­ted a vari­ant wit­hout a touch dis­play. This is exact­ly our strength — we pro­vi­de the cli­ent with what he wants/needs for his body cam appli­ca­ti­on. And to do this, we have our fin­ger on the pul­se of the mar­ket and regu­lar­ly exch­an­ge ide­as with our cli­ents, i.e. pre­cis­e­ly tho­se who use the body cam on a dai­ly basis.

In the mean­ti­me, our cli­ents can choo­se from various bat­te­ries and car­ry­ing sys­tems. The cli­ent can use the bat­tery to limit the dura­ti­on of use and thus help deter­mi­ne the weight of the came­ra. For the car­ry­ing sys­tem, we offer two vari­ants. For each vari­ant, the cli­ent can choo­se from a reper­toire of over 20 dif­fe­rent moun­ting vari­ants for the body cam. Clas­si­cal mass pro­duc­tion does not exist with us!

How Is The Qua­li­ty Assu­rance Done?

We have a strict inter­nal qua­li­ty pro­cess that every col­le­ague who assem­bles body cams must adhe­re to. Nevert­hel­ess, we test every body cam again befo­re deli­very: errors can occur in any manu­al pro­duc­tion, even though the past has shown that assem­bly errors hard­ly ever occur due to the com­pa­ra­tively simp­le body cam structure.

What Hap­pens To Sen­si­ti­ve Cli­ent Vide­os If A Body Cam Needs To Be Repaired?

During a body cam repair, we do not come into cont­act with cli­ent vide­os, as the­se are encrypt­ed and can only be decrypt­ed via the user account of the body cam. Only the cli­ent has access to this account, so that it is gua­ran­teed that no third par­ties can access the body cam recordings.

How Is The Issue Of Sus­taina­bi­li­ty And Resour­ce Con­ser­va­ti­on Dealt With In Body Cam Production?

The Net­Co Body Cam was deve­lo­ped in such a way that we can replace each indi­vi­du­al part. Thus, the com­pon­ents of a body cam can be reu­sed as often as neces­sa­ry until the wear limit or elec­tro­nic sene­s­cence has been reached.

Nor­mal­ly, the bat­tery of a body cam — like any other tech­ni­cal device — is repla­ced after some time.

On Cur­rent Events: How Does The Body Cam Pro­duc­tion Deal With The Issue Of Corona?

Accor­ding to our hygie­ne gui­de­lines, all body cams are dis­in­fec­ted befo­re they are ship­ped. The body cams or other com­pon­ents of the body cam are trea­ted with com­mer­ci­al­ly available dis­in­fec­tants and are then packed directly.

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