Covert Wearable Cameras Systems Assessment Report

Executive Summary

Covert wearable cameras systems are valuable tools used by law enforcement for intelligence gathering and recording undercover transactions, such as drug deals. In September 2012, the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program conducted a comparative assessment of covert wearable camera systems that can be worn discreetly on the body and include color and low-light cameras and a digital video recorder (DVR).

Assessment Results

Assessment Results

Criteria Ratings

Criteria Ratings

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

Full Review

Emergency responder agencies that consider purchasing covert wearable cameras systems should carefully consider each product’s overall capabilities and limitations in relation to their agency’s operational needs. For a full report including assessment methodology, see the full report.