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The BSI has issued a new standard, BS 8593:2017: Code of Practice for the Deployment and Use of Body Worn Video (BWV). The guidance aims to strike a balance between safety and security and privacy in deploying body worn cameras.

Body worn cameras incorporate a camera, microphone and other technology to enable the recording of audio and video and the subsequent sharing and storage of the recordings.

Many organisations worldwide are benefiting from the positive advantages of body worn camera technology; however, without adequate knowledge, training and technical capability of the equipment, there can be challenges relating to privacy, data security and video integrity.


The standard has been designed for organisations such as:

  • Security companies
  • Building management companies
  • Entertainment venues
  • Local authorities

Activities where Body Worn Cameras may be deployed include:

  • Emergency service response
  • Night-time economy operations (e.g. licensed premises)
  • Taxi marshalling
  • Warden schemes
  • Security guards
  • Lone working
  • Parking enforcement
  • Door supervision

The Code of Practice explores device recommendations such as functionality, weight, image quality, encryption and data management.

It also covers aspects of body worn video data management, including data integrity, audit trails, storage and sharing.

It also addresses ongoing training requirements of the end-users of body worn cameras.

To find out more or purchase a copy of the code of Practice, visit the BSI website.

WCCTV is a market-leading and UK based manufacturer of body worn cameras; it is proud to support the Code of Practice and the responsible and efficient deployment of body worn cameras.

To find out more about our WCCTV Body Worn Cameras, please visit the links below:

WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Record)

WCCTV Body Worn Camera (Connect)

WCCTV Evidence Management Software

WCCTV Body Worn Camera Distribution

WCCTV operate a global reseller programme for its Body Worn Cameras, we are always happy to hear from potential resellers in appropriate sectors.

Ideally we are looking to partner with established security services or equipment providers who can facilitate direct sales and provide ongoing technical support in-territory.

If you want to be a part of the continued WCCTV success story, please contact a representative on +44 (0) 800 470 4630 or email

WCCTV Value Added Reseller Programme

WCCTV provides its partners with access to unique Body Worn Cameras, comprehensive training and technical support to enable them to maximise sales in their territory.

There are multiple benefits to partnering with WCCTV. These include gaining access to unique UK manufactured products, comprehensive sales training and ongoing technical support to enable you to maximise sales within your territory, region or market sector.

WCCTV provides its partners with leads generated from its popular websites as well as leads generated from its ongoing global exhibition programme.

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