First responders encounter danger in many forms. Two national first responder networks – one anchored by AT&T and the other by Verizon – are supporting the Axon Body 3 camera, which can make dangerous situations a bit safer both for first responders and the public. The first responder body cameras provide live video, gunshot detection alerts, the ability to upload evidence from the field in real time and other features.

The FirstNet nationwide mobile broadband network operated by AT&T will make the product available to responders and other eligible personnel.

“The more we can connect public safety to the FirstNet network platform, the more we can help protect the men and women that dedicate their lives to keeping us safe. That’s why having public safety-focused companies like Axon directly connecting the public safety community to FirstNet is such a critical next step,” said AT&T-FirstNet senior vice president Chris Sambar in a press release. “Combining FirstNet’s reliable connectivity with the Axon Body 3 will help law enforcement officers capture and relay critical events back as they happen without having to worry if they’re in range of their vehicle’s Wi-Fi system or waiting to dock the device.”

First Responder Body Cameras
Public safety agencies can buy Axon Body 3 and connectivity to FirstNet from Axon.

At the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Orlando, Verizon announced that it will offer the Axon Body 3 with connectivity to its network. The connectivity will be provided through Verizon’s public safety private core, a software-defined network.

“This relationship with Verizon is crucial for providing critical data communication services to Axon customers in the U.S.” said Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith in the press release announcing that arrangement. “The wireless connectivity on the Axon Body 3 will help increase safety for officers with access to evidence in real time.”

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