ZALTBOMMEL, The Netherlands, 27-Oct-2020 — /EPR DEFENCE NEWS/ — The Dutch police have selected Zepcam, a Dutch pioneer in the field of mobile video solutions for frontline professionals, as the supplier of bodycam systems for police officers. The contract has been awarded as the result of a public European tender. As part of this, Zepcam supplies over 2,000 T2 + bodycams to all units in the Netherlands. The company also provides user training for its bodycams and applications.
Research shows that the use of bodycams is a valuable addition to the exercise of police work. Bodycams can have a significant de-escalating effect on the street, for example. Officers wearing a bodycam during a trial were less likely to experience threats and physical aggression. Police officers themselves look positively at the use of bodycams: according to research, 85% of the officers indicated that they felt safer and 73% felt supported in their work due to the bodycam.
“This supplier scores the highest on all points: the user test, the price, the service and, the implementation plans,” says Frans van Vliet, Bodycams project manager. “The reviews show that the T2+ Bodycam from Zepcam is a user-friendly, robust device that is simple to operate.”
“Zepcam has more than ten years of experience with the use of bodycams by frontline professionals,” says Bart van der Aa, co-founder of Zepcam. “Our systems have been used for years by police forces in other countries and by local law enforcement officers in the Netherlands. We are proud to also support the Dutch police. We are looking forward to effective cooperation and expect that the use of our bodycams will make the work of police officers safer, more pleasant, and even more effective.”