Body-worn cameras, dash cam and static surveillance are causing video sprawl, exploding storage needs and its costs. Law-enforcement agencies are running into significant unforeseen storage-related budget, management and compliance challenges as they begin to deploy BWCs. While the actual cost of BWCs remains at around $500 per unit or less, improvements in the video resolution create much larger files and exacerbates the spiraling cost of video-surveillance storage. This creates budget headaches for law enforcement management and municipalities, who have to scramble to find funds for this often-unplanned budget.
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