PEVELY, Mo. ( -- Officers are in Pevely are using a new technology in concert with their body cameras.

It's called the Signal Sidearm.

Whenever an officer draws their gun, Bluetooth technology switches on their body camera.

The department says they are adding the technology to take the thought process out of turning the cameras on during high-stress situations.

“Seconds matter,” said Corporal Ryan Watson. “If you can avoid taking the extra seconds it may take you to register in your brain [to turn the camera on], if you take that out of the equation, that could be the difference between life or death.”

Police say the Bluetooth technology also works with their Tasers.

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