Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps public safety personnel become smarter and safer. With a mission of protecting life, our technologies give customers the confidence, focus, and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of a public safety officer’s day-to-day experience. From Smart Weapons, like our TASER devices, to body-worn cameras and digital evidence management systems, every product created seamlessly integrates to work together on a single network. We work hard for those who put themselves in harm’s way for all of us. To date, there are more than 465,200 software seats booked on the Axon network around the world and more than 233,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps, and people. Axon is committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to help public safety professionals.
Axon’s mission is to protect life. The innovations that Axon is delivering today started with that mission.
The TASER device was born of the question: “Why is it that when someone wants to stop a threat, they fire a lead ball through someone?” Firearms represent old technology — and the TASER conducted energy device represents a more human way to stop a threat, with dramatically less risk to human life.
Axon’s investment in body cameras was born of the need for more transparency and accountability in policing. While body cameras solve the transparency problem, they create a giant data management and storage problem. A law enforcement agency with 10,000 patrol officers generates upwards of 40,000 hours of video per day. To solve this problem, Axon’s digital evidence management solution, Axon Evidence (Evidence.com), was born.
Solving the transparency and accountability problem in law enforcement can also create another problem related to the right to privacy. To address that, Axon uses AI-enabled technology to protect citizen privacy in law enforcement body camera videos — blurring faces and tattoos, deleting sensitive audio, and more.
Axon’s market leadership in body cameras has created a major opportunity to continue protecting life through real-time situational awareness. Axon’s third-generation body camera does so much more than capture video — it provides real-time live streaming over the cellular networks and has a GPS chip, which will empower central command and dispatchers to route the right resources to an incident, faster. We are seeing evidence of how this is changing policing — recently, over 1,000 Cincinnati police officers have been equipped with this technology and the term that keeps coming up is “game-changer.”
One of Axon’s primary missions is to obsolete the bullet. To do accomplish this mission, we have set the goal of developing new generations of TASER technology that are better at stopping a threat, and also safer for everyone.
At the end of the day, everyone deserves to get home safely. Axon is not just in the business of selling TASER devices — we see ourselves as in the business of helping officers de-escalate situations. That’s why we developed virtual reality-based empathy training, which has been deployed by Chicago PD and was featured last year on Good Morning America and Nightline. Axon’s VR-training equips officers to better respond to individuals experiencing mental distress, and individuals on the autism spectrum.
Our vision is bigger than just cameras or weapons. We’re working every day to make the bullet obsolete. To make this a reality, we live and breathe six core values that serve as guiding principles:
We’re obsessed with creating products that solve real problems and add value. If it doesn’t benefit you, then we rethink what we’re doing.
We want to reinvent the world to be a safer, better place. We’ve failed spectacularly a few times, but that’s what you get when you aim for the stars.
We are fiercely competitive and have an unquenchable thirst to win, but we don’t think winning and doing the right thing are mutually exclusive.
We empower individuals to step up and take initiative. Be an owner and see things through to completion.
Creating the future is a team sport. We’re one global team committed to an audacious vision.
Candor gets critical issues elevated and the truth on the table — it gets us to the right answer faster.