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Body Worn Cameras for Firefighters

The Partner Body Cameras

The MK4 is the latest fire brigade body camera that can be used out in the field, offering situational awareness, documentation of emergency responses, and enhanced safety measures during firefighting operations.

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While not a traditional sector for body worn cameras, Fire & Rescue services around the country are introducing these devices to their brigades. Whether it be for the protection of firefighters when working in dangerous areas or to protect them against allegations during home visits, it is clear that body cameras for in the fire service are here to stay.


Body worn cameras for firefighters require a level of robustness that is above and beyond what was traditionally needed by police and security forces. The Partner MK4 is one of the more rugged body worn cameras on the market today, with no unnecessary weak points like screens or articulated lenses, instead opting for a compact, self-contained anti-tamper design.


The Partner MK4 records high-quality video and audio, has impressive battery life, is fully encrypted and is integrated into The Partner DEMS software.

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The Partner MK4 Body Camera has a highly robust ABS with an Ingress Protection Rating of IP67 and has been drop tested to a height of 1.8 metres. It additionally has a wide operating temperature ranging from -30° to +55° which makes it ideal for use in extreme temperatures like those faced by firefighters.

Weighing in at just 141g and measuring 8.15 x 5.58 x 2.3cm, The Partner MK4 is compact and will not get in the way of a firefighter performing their duties. It has an extra-large 3200mHA battery delivering up to 15 hours of continuous recording and up to over one hundred hours of standby on a single charge. 

The Partner MK4 Body Camera is packed with cutting edge technology and can record in up to 1440p at 30FPS or 1080p at 60FPS. It uses advanced H.265 encoding which means that it is able to hold up to 17 hours of footage.

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The Partner MK4 has an extra-large battery (3200mHA) and surprisingly low power draw that results in 100+ hours of standby and up to 15 hours of continuous recording.

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The Partner MK4 is smaller and lighter than most of its competitors and 141g and 8.15 x 5.58 x 2.3cm. Its reduced size means that it will not get in the way.

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The Partner MK4 has an IP67 rating and has been drop tested to 1.8 metres. It is highly robust with a ruggedised ABS case .

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This fire service body camera delivers 1440p QHD recordings or 1080p at 60FPS. It also uses H.265 encoding and can hold up to 17 hours of footage at any given time.

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This fire brigade body camera can take high quality still frame snapshots in up to 32M. These can be taken as individual photos or in rapid succession using the burst mode functionality.

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The Partner MK4 offers excellent audio recording even in busy environments like a burning building.

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The Partner MK4 is a front activation camera with a large central record button that is easy to use, even when wearing firefighter gloves.

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The Partner MK4 has dual factor night-vision using both infra-red and a 4MP CMOS sensor to allow for the capture of footage even in the darkest environments.

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The Partner MK4 comes with a KlickFast stud that is compatible with all official KlickFast docks that may be installed on your fire service uniform.

The Partner DEMS is a locally-installed firefighter body camera footage management suite that allows users to view encrypted footage as well as unencrypt and export for transfer to the police. It has an audit log that tracks all actions undertaken in the software, who did them and when.

The Partner DEMS largely automates many of the functions that previously were done manually. To download a camera, all you need to do is put it in a dock while the DEMS is running and the software will download, clear and charge the camera.

It also has a host of features such as an Audit Log, Permission levels, file notations and more
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The Partner MK4 Body Worn Camera

£220.00 (excl VAT)
The Partner MK4 is the industry leading security body camera that is used by officers, private companies and government on sites across the UK. It offers AES256 Encryption, 1440p video and crystal clear audio recording, an IP67 rating, a very wide range of features and is fully integrated into its own Digital Evidence Management Software(DEMS).

This security body worn camera is GDPR compliant and one of the few locally installed solutions with no on-going costs still available.
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The Partner MK4 Body Worn Camera

£220.00 (excl VAT)

The Partner MK4 is uniquely suited for use as a fire fighter bodycamera. It is GDPR compliant and integrated into its own DEMS software.

If you wish to run it with the DEMS software, you will need a DEMS license. You only need one license per computer and can run as many The Partner MK4s as you want per computer. The license is a lifetime license that does not require renewal.

The Partner MK4 Body Worn Camera

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about The Partner MK4 Body Camera or The Partner DEMS, please call us on 01722 444 847, Mon - Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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Firefighter body cameras as a concept can help protect members of the service in a number of ways. Firstly, there are areas of the UK where fire brigades have been the target of attacks while they are carrying out their duties. Wearing a body camera with make an assailant think twice about engaging in criminal behaviour as they know they will be on record doing so. If they do attack then all the evidence needed for a prosecution will be at hand. Secondly, it protects members of the fire service against allegations of impropriety, particularly during home visits. 

The Partner MK4 is the best choice for a number of reasons. It is more robust, has a high operating temperature, longer battery life, higher recording resolution, lower weight, smaller size and more features than many of its competitors. By doing away with the screen and articulated lens, it has less parts that will smash or snap in an emergency situation.

There is no official standard by which to measure ruggedness or robustness of body cameras. In the abscense of this we use IP and drop test ratings to give an indication of what to expect. The Partner MK4 has a very high IP67 rating and is drop tested to 1.8 metres. This tells you that it is tightly sealed and resilient to dust and liquids. The drop test gives you an indication of how it handles impacts although drop tests are not perfect as different companies drop their cameras on to different surfaces. A 1.8 metre drop on to concrete is more damaging than a 3m drop on to grass.

The Partner MK3 did have a screen and through that experience we came to the conclusion that screens, forward facing or otherwise, are a hinderance not a feature. Screens increase the weight, cost of production and power draw while greatly lowering the robustness and battery life of a body camera. Body cameras with screens are also more expensive to repair as it is inevitably the screen that gets damaged. This increases the overall operating costs of a body cam system in the long term.

Fire Service equipment is already very heavy and can be quite cumbersome. Anything that can be done to reduce the weight or any possible obstructions would be of benefit to fire bridge members. Keeping a camera small and close to the body prevents it from getting in the way and potentially causing a dangerous accident or impeding performance.

While most organisations prefer to do a download and charge after every shift, it is not strictly necessary given The Partner MK4’s extended battery life and H.265 encoding. How often you need to dock the camera depends on usage and settings. As long as you are not continuously recording then you should be fine docking it every couple of days.

With electronics, and indeed most things, there is always a trade off between performance and energy consumption. High resolution settings, pre-record and overly sensitive IR all burn battery at a faster rate. If you are only going to be recording incidents then you should use higher performance settings as you are not in danger of burning through your battery. If you want to continuous record then it might be worth adjusting your performance a bit.

The reason that encryption is essential for body cameras in the UK is because in order to not breach GDPR, you need to demonstrate that you have taken every possible step to secure any footage recorded. If a camera is lost or stolen, that footage is considered not secured and you would be in breach of GDPR unless it is encrypted. That is why encryption is considered essential for most body camera users in the UK. The Partner MK4 has full AES256 encryption and footage is encrypted at the point of recording.

Pre-record is a feature that essentially captures footage before the record button is pressed. In this mode, the camera is constantly recording and storing the footage temporarily in its buffer before dumping it after a pre-determined period of time. When record is pressed, the footage in the buffer is added to the newly recorded clip which shows the lead up to the incident rather than just after record is pressed. Post-Record simply keeps recording for a set period after record is pressed. This defends against allegations that fire fighters turned their cameras off before behaving inappropriately. The post-record setting is normally not disclosed to officers.

A local installation just means that something is kept on a physical computer, normally at the fire station. On the cloud means that it is kept in a data centre, somewhere. Cloud based solutions require network access, WIFI or cellular data and ongoing cloud storage fees. A local installation requires none of these things which makes things a lot simpler and a less expensive.

There are only two costs, the purchase price of a The Partner MK4 body camera and The Partner DEMS license. Once you buy a MK4, you own it outright. The Partner DEMS license is a single computer lifetime license meaning that you can run one instance of the DEMS indefinitely without needing to renew the license. You can also run an unlimited number of The Partner MK4 Body Cameras off of one DEMS license.

There are hundreds of different body cameras at different price points but a very small number that can be used by professional organisations like Fire & Rescue Services. A DEMS system is necessary in order to streamline various processes including encryption, downloading, charging etc. If a non-integrated body camera has encryption, the process for viewing the footage tends to involve several steps as does downloading and clearing the camera after use.

Yes, The Partner MK4 comes with a KlickFast compatible stud as standard meaning that it can be used with firefighter uniforms that have an existing KlickFast dock installed. It also comes with a crocodile clip for use with uniforms that cannot use KlickFast.

All technical support is handled right here in the UK by the Interconnective Security Products Technical Support Team. They are reachable 5 days a week during work hours on 01722 444 847.

Want to find out more?

If you would like to arrange an online demonstration of The Partner MK4 and The Partner DEMS software, get in touch on 01722 444 847 or by email at sales@tpbodycamera.co.uk

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