Skydio and Axon Respond: Integration Announced for Public Safety Agencies
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Axon and autonomous flight leader Skydio have announced that public safety agencies utilizing both Skydio drones and Axon’s real-time operations platform, Axon Respond, will be able to access drone live-streams for a more thorough perspective of incidents.
This pairing results in a new method for public safety agencies to leverage small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for real-time situational awareness and evidence management. Axon Respond will enable command staff and 911 dispatchers to make use of the livestreaming capabilities provided by Axon body-worn and in-car cameras, as well as the Skydio drone’s aerial view, within the same network. Footage captured by the Skydio drone will also be sent to Axon’s digital evidence management platform, Axon Evidence, where it will be securely stored for access and sharing.
“We’ve seen drones create a significant, positive impact for our public safety customers, helping keep first responders and the communities they serve safer,” said Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio. “Our integrations with Axon Evidence, Respond and Air culminate an incredibly successful strategic partnership — bringing together market-leading solutions to give our customers even more effective methods of gaining situational awareness and gathering and managing evidence.”
“Drones are rapidly becoming a critical tool for public safety, and this integration of Axon’s software suite into Skydio drones provides agencies with increased flexibility in how they utilize situational awareness,” said Aydin Ghajar, General Manager at Axon Air. “This partnership reaffirms Axon’s commitment to ensuring everyone gets home safe by offering first responders a more effective method of gaining situational awareness and gathering evidence.”
Later this year, the partnership will also grant agencies the ability to seamlessly manage their drone programs via an extensive program management platform featuring pilots, flight logs, data and hardware all on the DroneSense-powered Axon Air, with automated record keeping ensuring accountability and transparency.
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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