Hosted by Western Business Exhibitions, organiser of The Health & Safety Event, in conjunction with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), the Safety and Health Excellence Awards covers all aspects of health and safety, fire safety and security and incorporates the long-standing British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Awards.
The ceremony was hosted by Rory Bremner on 11th April at The VOX, Birmingham and saw an attendance of over 420 professionals from the safety, fire safety, security and facilities sectors.
In the category of Security Innovation of the Year, WCCTV’s Body Worn Camera (Connect) was selected as the outright winner by an esteemed panel of key industry figures, whose members represent organisations including NEBOSH, BSIA, IOSH, The British Safety Council and the Fire Industry Association. The judges whittled down more than 150 entries to a shortlist of 75 entries across nine categories.
The WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect) is a multi-award-winning UK manufactured body worn camera offering live transmission of video, audio, real-time alerts and GPS information via 4G/3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The transmission element enables an operator to connect to a body worn camera in the field, view the live view video, communicate with the wearer and understand their position via GPS. Alternatively, the wearer can send an alert back to the control room with their live video and GPS location details.
Unlike other live transmission body worn camera systems, the WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect) is a single unit, with no external cables, battery packs, transmission units or tethering.
The Body Worn Camera (Connect) has been recognised with multiple prestigious awards and commendations, including 3 ASIS Accolades in 2016 (Security Best, Judges Choice and People’s Choice), an SIA New Product Showcase award for best HD Surveillance Camera and was shortlisted as a finalist for the IFSEC Security and Fire Awards 2017.
Speaking on the latest award, WCCTV’s Chief Executive Officer, David Gilbertson said: “This ongoing recognition form our peers within the security and health and safety industries is a testament to the Company’s commitment to developing and delivering innovative solutions that provide a tangible benefit to end users.”
“The WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect) raises the bar for body camera technology and what can be achieved by its effective deployment.”
“Historically, uptake of body worn camera systems has been driven by the need to protect the wearer and the public by having greater transparency over how incidents occur and have been dealt with.”
“However, this is purely retrospective – there is no opportunity for intervention, advice or assistance for a wearer out in the field who is left to rely on his or her own best judgement until a review can take place.”
“WCCTV’s Body Worn Camera (Connect) drastically improves security, safety and decision making for agents in the field, and allows supervisors to coordinate tactical operations in real-time with eyes on the ground.”