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How to turn your phone into a body cam

How to turn your phone into a body cam
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Incredible advances in technology over the past couple of decades have affected every single one of us in very dramatic ways. That includes victims of crime.

It also affects the police officers who put their lives at risk to protect ours. Of course, you've heard the headline-making stories about police altercations, and sometimes deadly clashes with criminals and innocent victims.

We know about these incidents in large part because of video cameras. Thousands of police officers now have dash cams that record them from their car's dashboard. Many police officers also have body cams that they have clipped onto their uniforms.

Just imagine how this technology would help your family and you. What if you're a victim of a crime and have to prove you acted in self-defense? Think how much more effective a video of the incident would be than you telling a police officer what happened.

What if your neighbor has been threatening you? Next time it happens, record them as they're doing it. Or, what if someone is stealing your Amazon packages? Record them. It's proof positive.

I know what you're thinking. "That sounds expensive!"

That's a good point. Body cams are a big business. In fact, the company Taser, which is best known for self-defense, handheld electric chargers called Tasers, switched its name to Axon. Why? The company also makes body cams called Axon, which account for a surging percentage of the company's revenue.

On average, a professional body cam can set you back about $399. You can buy one right now from Axon and other companies. But don't spend that much money!

Keep reading to learn more about relatively low-cost ways to turn your smartphone into a body cam.

Bonus: Kim Komando's dash cam is an affordable option to record your driving! Whether it’s proof of your innocence in an accident or traffic stop, or just a record of something you witnessed, you can have it all recorded. Video is automatically time- and date-stamped for validity. Set it to record in high-quality video all that you see and hear and help protect against fraudulent claims! Click here to buy your Komando Dash cam today!

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