Body-Worn Camera Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Body-Worn Camera Market Research Report: By Mode of Operation By Recording Type (Recording and Live Streaming and Recording), By Resolution (Full HD, HD, 4K and others), By End User (Law Enforcement, Military, Transportation, Sports & Leisure and others) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/2186-CR | April 2020 | Region: Global | 143 pages

Market Overview

Global Body Worn Camera Market is projected to reach USD 1506.9 million, growing at 19.9% CAGR over the forecast period (2018-2024), according to Market Research Future (MRFR) in its latest report. Body worn cameras or body cameras are recording systems used by public and government agencies for protecting their first line responders. It is available in two types, head-mounted and body-mounted. The cameras are likely to be used law enforcement agencies for encouraging transparency to the public by collecting evidence and building trust among communities. Opportunities in crime prevention and officer safety can provide an impetus to the market over the forecast period.

COVID-19 Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business activities globally with various industrial firms shutting down units and facilities. Efforts are being undertaken by governments for revive semiconductor and consumer electronics sectors. The body-worn cameras market is predicted to thrive owing to its high procurement rate by law enforcement agencies. For instance, Motorola Solutions has launched WatchGuard continuous-operation BWC that works beyond a 12 hour shift. Swappable battery packs and extended storage capacity can enable officers to patrol without concern. Emergency funds releases for alleviating the effects of the pandemic can facilitate the market growth.

Market Dynamics


  • Use of Connected Wearables

The increasing use of connected devices is likely to drive the global body-worn camera market. Wearables are gaining traction owing to its compact size and portable nature. Applications in firefighting, private security, journalism, and military operations can spur the demand for BWCs. Future of visual communication and potential in voice computing can bode well for the global market growth. Contracts between law enforcement agencies and security solution providers can boost its demand for curtailing crime rates. Integration of AI into these systems can enhance its features such as suspect identification can influence the market volume numbers.


  • Advanced Security Solutions

Integration of advanced security in body worn cameras can increase the compliance rate of citizens with law enforcement officers. Video footage can support witness accounts and corroborate incidents and confirm events. De-escalation of situations and quick resolution of cases can augur favorably for the global body-worn cameras market. Opportunities in social media and training police officers are bound to reap dividends for the industry. According to the Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center study of 2014, the implementation of these cameras has culminated in positive interactions. Reduction in citizen complaints and rapid resolution of cases will influence decision makers in cities.


  • Legal Policies

Legal policies concerned with privacy and data theft can prevent the global body worn camera market growth. Dubious studies and lack of independent evaluators for verifying the benefits of these cameras can negatively impact the market. The need for advanced studies on the technology can bridge the gap between citizens and law enforcement officers.

Segment Analysis

By Mode of Operation

  • Live Streaming and Recording to Dominate Global Market

The live streaming and recording segment is anticipated to dominate the global market owing to recorders being used to capture live events and stream from important press events. Technology available for reaching consumers en masse is expected to drive the demand for the segment in the coming years. Social media influencers and news coverage of pertinent events can bode well for the global body worn camera market.

By Resolution

  • Full HD Segment to Command Revenue Share

The full HD segment is estimated to command a huge revenue share in the body worn camera market due to its high definition and superior resolution. Its wide angle lens can provide a dynamic perspective. The need for these cameras for ensuring security on campuses and schools can drive the segment growth. Use of intelligent analytics and viewing events in real-time can bode well for the segment.

By End-user

  • Law Enforcement to Lead in Market

The law enforcement segment is estimated to lead in the global body-worn cameras market owing to rising number of federal initiatives proposing its use. Moreover, police departments procuring BWCs for reducing the police assault rate and lowering cases of police restraint can bode well for the segment. This is evident with security solution providers being an active partner of law enforcement agencies.

Regional Analysis

  • North America to Gain Lion’s Share in Market

North America is expected to gain the lion’s market share of the global body worn camera market owing to various state funding programs encouraging its use in law enforcement agencies. The region is expected to register an 18.3% CAGR over the forecast period owing to various states in the countries launching pilot programs for expanding the efficiency of law enforcement officers. Increasing number of federal agencies opting for these programs can highlight the latent potential of the market. The U.S. is estimated to lead in the technological front of body worn cameras and availability of smart devices can augur favorably for the market.

  • Europe to Assume Second Position in Global Market

The European body worn cameras market size was valued at USD 145.2 million in 2018. The need for tamper proof recordings and use of cameras for detection of early threats can drive the market demand. Developments of sports and tourism destinations and ability to shoot live footage with the help of BWCs by customers can spur the market demand. Growing interest of individuals in sports and athletic events can influence the market positively. Adoption by police forces in Germany, Czech Republic, and Belgium and efforts to improve safety of citizens can spell good fortunes for the industry.

Competitive Landscape

Global Body Worn Camera Market is characterized by presence of large and small players supplying their equipment in markets of all sizes. Mergers, acquisitions, and product innovations are prime strategies adopted by players of the market. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to accelerate the use of body worn cameras to curb the proliferation of the disease.

Key Companies Covered in the Report  

Reveal Media Limited (U.S.), Axon Enterprises, Inc. (U.S.), Pinnacle Response Ltd. (Ireland), WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), GoPro, Inc. (U.S.), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Coban Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Transcend Information, Inc. (Taiwan), Digital Ally, Inc. (U.S.), and Motorola Solutions (U.S.) are major players of the global body worn camera market.

Recent Developments

  • The New Glasgow police in Scotland launched a 2 month pilot project in 2021 for testing the efficacy of body-worn cameras on front line officers. It has partnered with WatchGuard, a U.S. security solutions provider, for attaining the cameras for the project.

  • The Dayton Police Department of Ohio (U.S.) has been granted funding from the city of Dayton for procurement of BWCs for expanding its automatic license plate recognition program.

Report Scope

The global body worn camera market report by Market Research Future (MRFR) outlines the analysis of the industry and covers trends, opportunities, niches, and threats to be faced by prominent leaders and investors. It assesses the economic scenarios globally and projects estimations on revenue and growth. It is segmented in the following manner:

By Mode of Operation

  • Recording and Live Streaming Type

  • Recording Type

By Resolution

  • HD

  • Full HD

  • 4K

  • Others

By End-user

  • Law Enforcement

  • Military

  • Sports & Leisure

  • Transportation

  • Others

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 1506.9 Million
  CAGR   19.9%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Mode of Operation By Recording Type, Resolution, End User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Reveal Media Limited (U.S.), Axon Enterprises, Inc. (U.S.), Pinnacle Response Ltd. (Ireland), WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), GoPro, Inc. (U.S.), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Coban Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Transcend Information, Inc. (Taiwan), Digital Ally, Inc. (U.S.), and Motorola Solutions (U.S.)
  Key Market Opportunities   Integration of advanced security.
  Key Market Drivers

  • The increasing use of connected devices.
  • The need for cameras for ensuring security on campuses and schools

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The increased surveillance activities by law enforcement bodies and police is expected to cause the global market of body worn camera to thrive at 17% CAGR and value at USD 990 Million by 2023.

    Pinnacle Response Ltd. (U.K.), Shenzhen AEE Technology Co. Ltd. (China), and PRO-VISION (U.S.) are some reputed names in the body worn camera market.

    Recording and recording and live streaming are two types of body worn cameras. Live streaming body worn cameras to gain considerable traction.

    Smart Redaction, Smart Scene 360, and Smart Shot 360 are solutions that are offered by body worn cameras. The Smart Shot 360 solutions are used widely.

    The body worn camera market in North America is likely to hold the largest share of the global market and the APAC region is expected to surge at a high CAGR during the forecast period. The body worn camera in Europe is expected to gain momentum in the review period.