Scottsdale-based Axon, the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced a strategic agreement with Verizon, a leading innovator in public safety communications, to bring connectivity to public safety solutions for the benefit of first responders and the communities they serve. Axon also announced a strategic relationship with AT&T to cooperate, exchange information and negotiate terms to connect Axon’s wireless product offerings to FirstNet – a communications platform dedicated to first responders and public safety entities. Working with these two world-class companies will help give customers reliable mobile broadband connectivity when using Axon’s body-worn and in-car cameras in the field.

Axon integrates wireless technology into a range of products for law enforcement to capture and upload photo and video data into the digital evidence management solution, Wireless product offerings include body-worn cameras, in-car camera systems and Signal technology that reports events such as a patrol vehicle door opening and light bar activation. Dependable wireless connectivity is crucial for law enforcement to be able to capture and upload evidence.

“The Axon network of devices and apps will only be strengthened with the power of Verizon and Axon’s relationship with AT&T,” says Axon Director of Wireless Strategy, Will Egner, Ph.D. “These relationships are key enablers to providing mission-critical data communication services to our Axon customers in the U.S.”

Verizon has earned the trust of public safety organizations by providing reliable, secure communications when it matters most. Verizon’s dedicated Public Safety Private Core is a portion of its leading 4G LTE network, separating emergency data communications from commercial and consumer traffic. Verizon also provides always-on priority and preemption services, as well as enhanced service management and control on the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.

FirstNet is the nationwide public safety broadband network dedicated to America’s first responders. Being built by AT&T in public-private partnership with the First Responder Network Authority, FirstNet is designed with and for public safety. FirstNet provides a reliable and highly secure connection to the critical information first responders need while giving them access to the modern communications tools they need to keep themselves and those they serve safer. With FirstNet, first responders can tap into the benefits of their public safety network. FirstNet is the only nationwide platform that gives first responders always-on, 24-hours-a-day priority and preemption. And FirstNet also brings public safety enhanced security through the only physically separate public safety core dedicated entirely to public safety in America.

Axon and Verizon are sharing information on their commitment to public safety at the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, now through August 8th.