SEATTLE, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced large orders of its AXON body-worn video cameras and EVIDENCE.com solution, a back-end digital evidence management system. These orders were received in the first quarter of 2015 and are expected to ship in the first quarter of 2015. The company further announced last week that the number of agencies on the EVIDENCE.com platform recently surpassed 5,000, or more than a quarter of law enforcement agencies in the United States.
"As we continue to see accelerated adoption of the AXON and EVIDENCE.com platform, we now believe the shift to cloud-connected wearable cameras has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now well into the mainstream of policing," said Rick smith, CEO and Founder of TASER. "This is a very exciting time for us, and we are deeply honored to have the opportunity to work with the thought leaders in public safety to again drive a widespread technology sea change that will ultimately make the world a safer place."
Large orders were received from the following domestic agencies:
- Henrico County Police Department (VA): 350 AXON flex cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com
- Saint Charles Police Department (MO): 109 AXON body and flex cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TASER Assurance Plan (TAP)
- Athens-Clarke County Police Department (GA): 92 AXON flex cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TAP
- Tucson Police Department (AZ): 70 AXON body and flex cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TAP
- University of Central Florida Police Department (FL): 70 AXON body and flex cameras with three years of EVIDENCE.com and TAP, add-on order
- Victoria Police Department (TX): 60 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TAP
- Broome County Sheriff's Office (NY): 35 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com
- Redondo Beach Police Department (CA): 30 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TAP
- Ada County Sheriff's Office (ID): 27 AXON body cameras with five years of EVIDENCE.com and TAP, add-on order
TASER's AXON cameras are small, yet highly visible, and can be attached securely to sunglasses, a cap, a shirt collar, or a head mount. They are powered by a pocket-sized battery pack, which ensures recording capability during an entire shift. When recording, the cameras capture a wide-angle, full-color view of what an officer is facing. The video automatically uploads via a docking station to EVIDENCE.com, a cloud-based storage and management system, where it can be easily accessed for review. The video files stored online or on the AXON video camera are secure and cannot be tampered with.
EVIDENCE.com helps law enforcement capture, manage, and share their digital evidence without the complexity or cost of installing in-house servers. It enables greater transparency through seamless integration with the industry-leading AXON body-worn video cameras. EVIDENCE.com is the most secure, scalable, and cost-effective solution for managing all types of digital evidence. EVIDENCE.com automates the upload process to ensure security and integrity while keeping officers in the field rather than sitting at computers.
A year-long Cambridge University study conducted at the Rialto, CA Police Department investigated whether officers' use of video cameras could bring measurable benefits to relations between police and civilians. The results showed an 88% reduction in citizen complaints and a 60% reduction in uses of force after implementation of TASER's AXON flex cameras. In a study by Arizona State University, the Mesa Police Department's use of AXON cameras revealed a 48% reduction in citizen complaints against camera officers for misconduct during the study period, and a 75% decline in use of force complaints. When complaints were brought to Mesa PD, they were resolved quickly due to the accessibility of video evidence.
About TASER International, Inc.
TASER International makes communities safer with innovative public safety technologies. Founded in 1993, TASER first transformed law enforcement with its electrical weapons. TASER continues to define smarter policing with its growing suite of technology solutions, including AXON body-worn video cameras and EVIDENCE.com, a secure digital evidence management platform. More than 138,500 lives and countless dollars have been saved with TASER's products and services.
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