MRFR Press Release/Market Research Future has published a Cooked Research Report on the Global Body-worn Camera Market.
The size of the world's body-worn camera market was estimated at 545.9 million in 2021. By 2030, the body-worn camera market is expected to reach USD 2,074.0 million, growing at a 16.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) throughout the forecast period (2022 - 2030). In this report, Market Research Future (MRFR) includes the segmentation and dynamics of the market to offer a better glimpse of the market in the next few years. The global body-worn camera market is expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast period, primarily due to increasing usage of smart gadgets in law enforcement and the high demand for video content sharing for surveillance and security.
The global body-worn camera market has been segmented into mode of operation, resolution and end user.
By mode of operation, the body-worn camera market is segmented into recording type and live streaming and recording type. Body-worn cameras or wearable cameras are audio, video, or photographic recording systems mainly used by police departments and other law enforcement agencies. The basic purpose of a body-worn camera is to record an incident and present it as evidence in the future. Whereas live streaming and recording type body-worn cameras are used to live stream the events/incidents on social media or central law enforcement servers, where individuals can get live updates about the events or incident apart from just recording. Among these, the recording type segment dominated the global body-worn camera market and is expected to reach USD 1,230.3 million by 2030.
By resolution, the body-worn camera market has been segmented into 4K, full HD, HD, and others. The 4K technology is used in body-worn cameras to take high-quality videos during outdoor and underwater activities such as ski/snowboarding, diving, snorkeling, and mountain biking. The body-worn cameras equipped with 4K technology are also used for real-time facial recognition as the pixels are sharp and offer the ease of matching the captured image against a database. Full HD body-worn cameras have high-definition and color-true features and can reach a maximum of 1080P. It also has a 170° wide-angle lens that ensures a highly dynamic and large viewing angle. Small infrared lights on the front of the camera provide crystal clear white night vision. These body-worn cameras support video recording, image capture, sound recording, motion detection, log function, and GPS functionality. High definition (HD) body-worn cameras are equipped with 1280 x 720 pixels, also known as 720p resolution. The HD resolution is used in body-worn cameras for better picture and video quality. HD provides smooth motion, more natural color, surround sound, and the ability to allow various input devices to work together. Among these, the full HD segment dominated the global body-worn camera market in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 769.1 million by 2030.
By end user, the body-worn camera market has been segmented into law enforcement, transportation, military, sports & leisure, and others. Body-worn cameras are strapped to police uniforms to record any incident while on-duty which have helped law enforcement agencies to reduce instances of violence and aid in public safety. The military has increased the use of body-worn cameras due to increasing risks to border security. The use of body-worn cameras in public transport and logistics applications by truck drivers, site managers, and procurement officers reduces the risk of bribery, operations malfunction, and insurance fraud. Body-worn cameras integrated with live streaming features help the drivers and companies to provide real-time evidence against unlawful activities such as the transport of illegal goods and weapons. These cameras are also used in sports activities such as motorcycle racing, hiking, skiing, and others for recording and live-streaming an event. Among these, the law enforcement segment dominated the market in 2021, having the largest market share of 34.0%.
Globally, the body-worn camera market has been categorized into the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America accounted for the largest market share of 36.5% in 2021, with a market value of USD 120.7 million; it is expected to register the highest CAGR of 15.8% during the forecast period. North America dominated the body-worn camera market in 2021 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period, 2022–2030. Body-worn cameras are widely adopted by military and law enforcement agencies in North America owing to the increasing crime rate. The rising trend of content sharing over social media platforms has also propelled the growth of the tourism & travel industry, which has further increased the adoption of body-worn cameras. The growing adoption of the cloud and mobile video and photo editing platforms has made the transferring of content seamless and easier; this has further led to a significant increase in the sales of body-worn cameras in recent years.
The adoption of body-worn cameras by police and security forces to record evidence has increased over the past few decades in Europe. However, technological advancements have increased the demand for recording incidents in real-time. The growing trend of sharing content over social media platforms has led to the high adoption of digital cameras, which has further influenced the use of body-worn cameras in adventure and leisure activities. Governments across countries in Europe plan on investing in the deployment of body-worn cameras for law enforcement and surveillance activities. The Europe second largest market in the world valued at USD million and is projected to register a CAGR of 15.8%.
The increasing presence of camera manufacturers in Asia-Pacific is estimated to accelerate the adoption of body-worn cameras during the forecast period. The footage captured by body-worn cameras provides greater transparency in judiciary hearings and prosecution processes. Body-worn cameras are largely adopted by officials in the police and criminal justice agencies, civil enforcement officers, emergency services, lone workers, field agents, and security companies. China holds a major share in this region majorly due to the government’s continuous investment in mass camera surveillance technologies.
The global market for body-worn camera has witnessed significant growth over the forecast period due to the increasing use of smart gadgets in law enforcement. There are several domestic, regional, and global players operating in the body-worn camera market who continuously strive to gain a significant share of the overall market. During the study, MRFR has analyzed some of the major players in the global body-worn camera market who have contributed to the market growth. These include Axon Enterprises Inc. (US), Motorola Solutions (US), Transcend Information, Inc. (Taiwan), Reveal Media Limited (US), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Digital Ally Inc. (US), Coban Technologies Inc. (US), IMINT (Sweden), Wireless CCTV LLC (US), Getac Video Solutions Inc. (US), Hytera Communications Corporation Limited (US), Excelerate Technology Limited (UK), Safety Vision, LLC (US), Utility Associates, Inc. (US), LensLock, Inc. (US) and REM Trading Ltd (UK).
Among these, MRFR has identified top five key players in the global body-worn camera market who have contributed to the global market growth.
These players focus on expanding and enhancing their Resolution portfolio and services to remain competitive and increase their customer base. Additionally, these players are focusing on partnerships & collaborations to expand their business and customer base to enhance their market position.