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Government agencies increasingly interested in body cameras

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POST Online Media ▼ | January 8, 2015
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Law Enforcement   Five states tops in bids for body-worn cameras

There is an increase in the number of government bids and RFPs in the last three years and certain U.S. states are spearheading the purchase of this technology, according to BidPrime.

BidPrime, an Austin based company which provides real-time notification of new government bids and contract opportunities, has released an analysis on the purchases of body-worn cameras. The data from this report indicates that the number of government bids and RFPs have doubled year over year since 2012.

Jim Ward, BidPrime's VP of Business Development, said, "The topic of body-worn cameras has just recently entered the public lexicon in light of recent events. The data compiled by our analysts demonstrate that law enforcement agencies are increasing the quantity of their bids. With the continued focus on this subject matter, there will undoubtedly be further growth in 2015."

States with the most government bids issued for body-worn cameras are Illinois, Ohio, California, Virginia, and Texas.
According to BidPrime, there were an intresting year over year increases in government bids and RFPs for body-worn cameras. In 2012 there were 33 government bids issued in the U.S.; in 2014 86 government bids issued, which is approximately 50% growth year over year since 2012; and prior to 2012, there were very few purchases of body-worn cameras.

Illinois and Ohio issued the most government bids for body-worn cameras in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, Texas issued the most bids and RFPs. As of 2014, every major metropolitan area in Texas has issued bids, RFPs or RFIs for body-worn cameras.

States with the most government bids issued for body-worn cameras are Illinois, Ohio, California, Virginia, and Texas.


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