Future Police Body Cams Will Be Livestream, Facial Recognition Capable

Major producer says they'll roll out livestreaming next year

Axon Body Camera

Axon Body Camera

This is an Axon body camera made by Taser, and might be the model used by Baton Rouge police or one similar to it.Image from Taser, via Facebook

As more police forces adopt body cameras as a way to prevent abuse of power and lawsuits, one company says they'll be adding new technologies in the future to make the cameras even more valuable in the field.

Axon is one of the leading providers of body cams to police forces. They say that they'll be rolling out models with livestreaming capabilities and cloud storage services next year, and that in the future they expect to have facial recognition capabilities within the technology.

With several high profile, fatal police shootings currently in the news, more access to footage recorded by police body cams is increasingly a demand of both citizens and the police departments charged with protecting them.

[H/T Bloomberg]