Axon, Skydio Partner to Offer Autonomous Drones for Public Safety
March 11, 2021
Axon, which develops connected public safety technologies, has announced partnering with Skydio, a leading U.S. drone manufacturer, to offer autonomous drones to law enforcement and emergency responders. As a Skydio Elite Partner, Axon will be the exclusive reseller and digital evidence management partner of Skydio’s products to public safety globally.
The two companies are also working on a joint product roadmap that will lead to integration between Skydio drones and Axon’s Air, Evidence and Respond platforms. They said the Skydio drone-captured imagery will be easily manageable and shareable for agencies, and live alongside corresponding body camera video in Axon’s digital evidence management platform, Axon Evidence. Through integration with Axon’s real-time operations platform, Respond for Devices, command staff and 911 dispatchers will be able to access live-streamed views from on-the-ground body cameras and drone footage, providing a more comprehensive view of an incident. Integration of Skydio’s autonomy engine and 3D adaptive scanning software, Skydio 3D Scan, will enhance operations by automating scans of crime and accident scenes to create accurate 3D reconstruction models.
“Over the last year, we’ve seen strong momentum of Skydio drones in public safety,” said Mark Cranney, Skydio COO. “We are excited to partner with Axon, the leader in connected public safety technologies and a company that shares our commitment to the responsible use of technology to keep communities safe, to accelerate this trend globally.”
Skydio drones are now available for sale by Axon through this partnership, including the Skydio 2 and Skydio X2. Axon Evidence and Respond for Devices integration will launch later this year, the companies said. More details are available at the Axon and Skydio websites.