Edesix no.1 body worn camera provider in the UK for Fire Services

Body worn camera expert recently won the contract to supply Staffordshire Fire and Rescue

Edesix, UK-based market leaders in the provision of body worn camera solutions, is now the no.1 body worn camera provider in the UK for fire services.

Edesix recently won the contract to supply body worn cameras to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue. The Edinburgh-based BWC expert already works with West Midlands Fire Service, as well as other Emergency Services departments throughout the UK.

The use of Body Worn Cameras for protecting staff, enhancing training and identifying best practice is fast becoming fundamental within fire services throughout the UK.

Neil Gordon of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue publicly commented:

“The introduction of body worn video is solely for the development of our service, enhancing our already high standard incident decision making to protect life and property.”

Wearable cameras are becoming a key piece of equipment for fire services due to their functionality in highlighting and improving processes, evaluating protocol, improving best practice and also for handling matters of incidents, insurance claims and complaints.

Richie McBride, managing director of Edesix explains: “Our VideoBadge range of BWCs are worn by fire and rescue servicemen to audit and improve response performance. VideoBadges are equipped with a range of security features to preserve the confidentiality of any sensitive footage, even if the device is lost, stolen or damaged. VideoBadges are unobtrusive, lightweight and can be fixed to uniforms and helmets, using a variety of mounting options. ”

In 2016 Edesix became one of the first BWC providers to supply fire services in the UK when it won the contract to supply fire-fighters in the West Midlands with VideoBadges. Watch Commanders attending call outs throughout the West Midlands are now equipped with VideoBadges to help share best practice techniques and complement firefighter training, ultimately improving the service’s operations well into the future.

Gemma McSweeney, Watch Commander, West Midlands Fire Service, comments: “We’re committed to operational excellence and providing the best possible response and service to the communities of the West Midlands. These cameras will play a key role in helping our firefighters and incident commanders be the best they can be.”

For more information visit https://www.edesix.com/industry-solutions/fire-service. Edesix will be exhibiting this years Emergency Services Show, where there will a specific focus on the use of wearable cameras within the Fire Services industry. To meet Edesix at the event, please email [email protected].

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