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Richland County Sheriff's Department and Rock Hill Police Department will be First Agencies to Deploy Axon's Signal Sidearm Technology
First wireless holster sensor to integrate with Axon body cameras now shipping globally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced the first law enforcement agencies who have partnered with Axon to roll out the Signal Sidearm technology to their police forces. The product was announced in Q1 2017 and is available to ship now for all Axon customers.

Axon Signal Sidearm

Richland County Sheriff's Department (RCSD) in South Carolina is the first to commit to a full deployment of Signal Sidearm with an intent to roll out 300 units by Q4 2017. The order is part of a three-phase rollout for RCSD that began with body-worn cameras and Axon Fleet in-car camera technology. Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, MI intends to deploy 197 units while Rock Hill Police Department, SC will roll out a minimum of 50 units by the year's end.

Axon Signal Sidearm attaches to most sidearm holsters and wirelessly alerts nearby Axon cameras to begin recording when officers draw their weapons.

"Signal Sidearm directly supports our department's mission of community engagement through transparency and officer safety," says Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. "Our agency has already deployed Axon body cameras and is pursuing Axon Fleet cameras in patrol cars. Signal Sidearm is yet another technology that will ensure interactions with the community are documented should a deputy have to deploy a firearm in a high-stress situation."

Axon will showcase Signal Sidearm at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia on October 22-23, at Booth Number 2825. In addition to Signal Sidearm, attendees will be offered the chance to demo new products Axon Citizen and Axon Records as well as existing technology, including, body-worn cameras, TASER conducted electrical weapons and more.

About Axon

The Axon network is a network of devices, apps and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of an officer's day-to-day experience:

  • In the field - Our Smart Weapons offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to capture the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
  • At the station - Our secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription, and other tools.
  • In the courtroom - Our solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. To date, there are more than 169,000 licensed users from around the world and more than 190,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at or by calling (800) 978-2737.

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