SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Axon (Nasdaq:
AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies
today announced the approval for police forces in the United Kingdom (UK) to purchase and deploy its
latest TASER Conducted Energy Device (CED). The TASER 7 is Axon's
most effective less-lethal weapon to date and was built to equip
officers with the power to de-escalate dangerous situations.
Following the approval to deploy the TASER 7 by the UK's Home
Secretary Priti Patel, police forces
can begin training on the TASER 7 before the end of the year. To
learn more visit: https://uk.axon.com/taser-7-launch/.
The TASER 7 is Axon's first truly connected CED with services
that are completely integrated into Axon Evidence (Axon's digital
evidence management solution). These capabilities include wireless
device management, self-reporting and general visibility into the
health of the device or a full fleet of CEDs. The TASER 7 also
provides enhanced reliability by offering optimized close-quarter
and stand-off cartridges.
"We're excited to watch the adoption of this innovative device
across the UK," says Axon UK Country Manager, Mike Ashby-Clarke. "We built this tool with
community and officer safety in mind. With high-tech features such
as automated usage logs and device management, officers will be
able to spend less time physically managing their CED and can
instead focus on what matters - protecting the public."
The TASER 7 features dramatically improved effectiveness,
including adaptive cross connect and improved spiral probe design,
and is fully integrated with Axon Evidence. Other features will
allow officers to:
- De-escalate with confidence: Officers will have the
confidence to de-escalate dangerous situations with the most
effective CED ever. New Rapid Arc technology outperforms previous
CEDs with a refined pulse output designed to be safe and more
effective. In addition, spiral darts fly straighter and faster
towards a daylight green laser with nearly double the kinetic
energy to compress loose and hanging clothing.
- Connect to save time: Rechargeable batteries and
inventory management automation will tap the power of the Axon
network and improve workflows - including the same "dock and walk"
process currently used for Axon Body cameras - so officers can
spend more time policing.
- Focus on communities: As part of the TASER 7
program, Axon developed Virtual Reality Empathy Training to help
strengthen a police officer's power to de-escalate. While not yet
rolled out in the UK, Axon is actively engaging with UK police
services on how best to implement this training in the future. This
VR training complements the existing national College of Policing
curriculum for which Axon helps drive content and courses.
The TASER 7 is now available for purchase in four countries,
including Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
Axon is the global leader in connected public safety
technologies. We are a mission-driven company whose
overarching goal is to protect life. Our vision is a world where
bullets are obsolete, where social conflict is dramatically
reduced, where everyone has access to a fair and effective justice
system and where racial equity, diversity and inclusion is centered
in all of our work. Axon is also a leading provider of body cameras
for US law enforcement, providing more transparency and
accountability to communities than ever before.
You may learn about our Environmental, Social, and Governance
(ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts by reading
our ESG disclosure at investor.axon.com.
We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all
of us. More than 237,000 lives and countless dollars have been
saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people. Learn more
at www.axon.com or by calling (800) 978-2737. Axon is a global
company with headquarters in Scottsdale,
Ariz., and a global software engineering hub in Seattle, Wash., as well as additional offices
in Australia, Canada, Finland, Vietnam, the UK and the Netherlands.
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