This document is an updated version of CAST’s Technical Guidance for Body Worn Video Devices published in October 2016. It not only reflects further improvements in BWV technology, but is also influenced by the experience of UK police forces and through consultation with industry. New chapters have been added regarding wireless connectivity and the use of BWV devices for interviewing suspects under PACE.
Not only is this guidance designed to assist police forces when procuring and deploying BWV devices, but also to enable industry with understanding the often unique technical functionality required by the police.
BWV devices come in a range of physical and technical designs, but ultimately perform the same basic functions. On a national level some aspects of this guidance are intended to improve conformity across all BWV devices particularly around effective operational functionality, safeguarding data and capturing best evidence. Furthermore, it aims to ensure that evidence produced by BWV can be shared with all Criminal Justice System partners.