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Los Angeles, California — May 4, 2023 — The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced that it will deploy Axon Fleet 3 in-car camera systems. Axon’s Fleet 3 is the latest connected in-car camera system that integrates seamlessly with the Axon network via Cradlepoint.
Built from the ground up with ethics and transparency in mind, Axon’s Fleet 3 in-car camera system features the next-generation connected capabilities with state-of-the-art dual-view cameras to record clear panoramic views across three lanes of traffic. Fleet 3 also features a robust interior camera capturing a knee-to-head occupant view with enhanced night view capabilities. With pre-event buffering and multi-camera playback, agencies can ensure that critical footage is captured and reviewed.
We are thrilled to see the LAPD implement Axon’s advanced technology solutions within their department as they continue to serve and protect their communities,” says Axon CEO and founder, Rick Smith. “Fleet 3 is a game changer for in-car cameras and with seamless connection and integration into the rest of the Axon network, the LAPD will have better visibility into what’s happening in the field.”
The LAPD has long recognized the need for enhanced technology in its patrol vehicle fleet. The Department selected the ruggedized Cradlepoint IBR1700 routers and MC400 modular modem to support current and future connectivity needs. These products combine to deliver two modems that provide the LAPD with a dual-carrier, redundant approach, utilizing both FirstNet and Verizon Wireless to guarantee that officers on the streets always have the connectivity they need.
With the addition of Axon’s Fleet 3 to the already deployed Axon Body 3 cameras, the Cradlepoint and Axon systems seamlessly integrate for ease of use and manageability. Adding wireless connectivity to each vehicle unlocks the ability to wirelessly upload video data to the agency’s existing storage infrastructure. Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager provides remote network and cellular connectivity management to LAPD, allowing them to control and administer the entire vehicle fleet easily, effectively, and efficiently.
The LAPD is an example of a leading agency investing in modern tools to help their officers perform their duties in a safer, more effective way while increasing transparency for the community. Most of today’s tools require cloud-based connectivity for advanced decision-making capabilities and data handling,” said George Mulhern, CEO of Cradlepoint. “Cradlepoint is proud to provide fast and reliable 4G and 5G cellular connectivity that supports the Axon devices and applications helping front-line officers and the communities they serve.”
As a leader in law enforcement, the LAPD strives to build and constantly improve public trust with the community we serve. Public trust is an essential and fundamental component to successful and effective policing. We are excited to deploy Axon’s latest in-car cameras solution to complement the Axon Body 3 body cameras in use today,” says Deputy Chief John McMahon, LAPD Chief Information Officer. “The LAPD prides itself in innovation and leveraging technology to uphold public confidence, while working to reduce the administrative burden on our officers. The advances Fleet 3 offers, with improved image quality, in-car and body-worn video synchronization, cloud storage in evidence.com and over-the-air uploading via our Cradlepoint routers, these advances will not only provide increased transparency for the public, but also improve the working conditions for our officers.”
In 2021, LAPD renewed their body-worn camera and TASER device contract with Axon, becoming the largest energy weapon deployment in the U.S. to date.
Axon is a technology leader in global public safety. Our moonshot goal is to cut gun-related deaths between police and the public by 50% before 2033. Axon is building the public safety operating system of the future by integrating a suite of hardware devices and cloud software solutions that lead modern policing. Axon’s suite includes TASER energy devices, body-worn cameras, in-car cameras, cloud-hosted digital evidence management solutions, productivity software and real-time operations capabilities. Axon’s growing global customer base includes first responders across international, federal, state and local law enforcement, fire, corrections and emergency medical services, as well as the justice sector, commercial enterprises and consumers.
Cradlepoint enables the freedom to connect people, places, and things that drive more experiences, more ways to work, and better business results — anywhere. The company is a pioneer in Wireless WAN, offering advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloudTM. Enterprise businesses and public sector agencies rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network wherever they need it, connecting fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Cradlepoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and part of their Business Area Enterprise Wireless Solutions. It has international offices in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, India, and Latin America. www.cradlepoint.com.