Atlanta PD to deploy 1,015 Axon body cameras

SP&T Staff
Wednesday September 21, 2016
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The Atlanta Police Department (APD) is purchasing 1,015 Axon Flex and Body 2 cameras from Axon, a division of TASER. APD secured a five-year unlimited subscription to the Axon cloud solution, Evidence.com, to help store, manage and share data from the body cameras and other digital evidence sources. The department has requested an eight-month staged deployment starting in 2017.

“With Atlanta on board, our Axon solution has now been selected by more than fifty per cent of major cities in the U.S. That means that more than thirty of the country's largest agencies have seen the potential in our solution for making police work smarter and communities safer," said TASER CEO and co-founder Rick Smith. “We're deeply excited to be working alongside Atlanta PD to ensure a successful body camera rollout and provide them with an innovative solution for evidence management."

To date, more than 100,000 licenses have been booked on the Axon network worldwide. Axon says the network seamlessly integrates devices and apps to enable powerful capabilities for building safer communities.

The Axon network includes:
Smart devices – Body cameras and in-car video that leverage technology such as Bluetooth® wireless technology and Wi-Fi® to better track and manage data
Mobile apps – Evidence management for iOS and Android devices with Axon View and Axon Capture
Unified and integrated digital evidence management system (DEMS) – One platform that removes siloed DEMS through cloud computing, integrations across media points, and open file standards that do not require proprietary file formats or media players
Connected ecosystem – From capture to courtroom, securely share and track digital evidence across public safety stakeholders
Digital verification and audit logs – Record every interaction with any piece of digital evidence including capture, ingest, retrieve, manage, and share
Advanced security – Industry–leading people, practices, and products that comply with CJIS at both the infrastructure and application layers and ISO/IEC 27001

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