Body cameras reduce attacks to zero for Nuremburg Station


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Nuremburg train station is the first in Bavaria, Germany, to equip Deutsche Bahn staff with Reveal body cameras after a steady increase in attacks on railway employees.

Last year there were around 1800 attacks against staff nationwide, which head of DB Sicherheit in Bavaria, Torsten Malt, said was unacceptable: "We can not and will not tolerate this phenomenon any longer - our employees are not fair game,"

The roll out follows a 10 month pilot which saw attacks against staff equipped with body cameras drop to zero, without a single incident recorded during the entire trial.

Malt added that in the case that anything did happen, the cameras would allow a “legally secure documentation of the event”, but, as demonstrated throughout the trial, the camera’s first job is to deter attacks in the first place.

Learn more about Reveal cameras here