Body cameras could help farmers combat rural crime
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Wales - South Wales Police
Body-worn cameras of the type used by police could be the latest defence for farmers in the fight against rural crime.
North Wales Police (NWP) says the technology can help protect farmers who are often working in remote areas, on their own.
If a farmer has to confront hare coursers or trespassers, for example, a switch turns the camera on and it starts recording and sends their exact location to a chosen contact using GPS.
The cameras, made by security company Digital Barriers, have found military use for a number of years and there is increasing interest from rural police teams.