Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, and Skydio, the leading US drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, recently announced that public safety agencies flying Skydio drones and using Axon Respond, Axon’s real-time operations platform, will now have the ability to access drone live-streams offering better comprehensive views of incidents.
Axon Sources added that this partnership between Axon, and Skydio will offer a paradigm shift in how public safety agencies can leverage small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for real-time situational awareness and evidence management.
Skydio stated that this integration ability for its drones with the Axon Respond will empower the command staff and 911 dispatchers to syndicate the live streaming competencies of Axon body-worn and in-car cameras with the Skydio drone’s aerial perspective — all within the same network.
Industry sources confirmed that additionally to wireless live streaming and digital evidence management, Skydio drone-captured imagery will live alongside corresponding body-worn camera video in Axon’s digital evidence management platform, Axon Evidence and Skydio evidence can be securely and efficiently managed and shared like any other digital asset in Axon Evidence, as announced last year.
Skydio CEO, Adam Bry commenting on the partnership with Axon stated: “We’ve seen drones create a significant, positive impact for our public safety customers, helping keep first responders and the communities they serve safer. Our integrations with Axon Evidence, Respond and Air culminates 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.”
Axon Air General Manager, Aydin Ghajar stated: “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. 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.”
Axon added that with this partnership, agencies will soon be able to manage their drone programs with a comprehensive program management platform, including pilots, flight logs, data, and hardware all on Axon Air powered by DroneSense.