ON-OFFICER BODY CAM
TASER approached ATOMdesign in 2009 with the desire to create a solution to establish accountability, and resolve the challenges law enforcement face with grievances. ATOMdesign was tasked with imaging and fully developing the first wearable audio / video on-demand recording system and video transfer manager for law enforcement.
AATOM developed consumer profiles and a series of contemporary designs that enhanced the product offering. All requirements were met, and AXON products remain the most successful and well-recognized products-of-their-kind on the market.
ATOM’s successful product development and design activities with AXON have led to additional projects with even higher visibility and increased impact on market-share and profitability for the company.
USER PROFILES | INDUSTRIAL DESIGN | ERGONOMICS | USER INTERFACE | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
AXON, the leading provider of advanced Electronic Control Devices (ECDs), partnered with ATOM to develop their next generation product, AXON C2. The product needed to reflect the company’s origins in the consumer market while improving comfort, ergonomics, safety, usability and overall functionality.
RESULTS & SOLUTION
The final product needed to be lightweight, IP rated construction, modular, as tiny as possible, and fully developed in 18 months to meet client milestones. We were provided with one micro-video camera with mic and few constraints on product development – which made for a very challenging, yet especially exciting project. After several design phases the final system included the AXON wearable and an evidence transfer manager, Evidence.com.
“The Evidence.com cloud provides one of the easiest methods of maintaining a chain of custody of video evidence that can be securely shared electronically with attorneys and courts.” – Rick Smith, Taser CEO
The unfortunate events in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York have created public awareness of accountability, prompting law enforcement agencies to incorporate body cameras to help prevent ambiguity in policing. In a recent Cambridge University study on the Rialto Police Department in California, it was identified that in the first 90 days of on-body camera use there was a 59% drop in force and an 88% drop in complaints . In the best interest of the public and law enforcement agencies a higher level of transparency is required, and TASER’s Axon on-body camera is proving to be a very unique and effective product solution.
THE 18 MONTH PROCESS INCLUDED:
- Developing SEED concepts
- Form factor studies
- User interface development
- Fully developing the first ever data transfer manager