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TASER Develops Holster Sensor That Turns On Body Cameras When Gun Is Drawn

March 03, 2017

TASER announced in a press release this week that they have developed a state of the art product that would turn on police body cameras as soon as an officer draws his gun. The product is a wireless holster that has a sensor that signals the body cam when a gun is removed from it.

The product, the Axon Signal Sidearm, will alert Axon body cameras within a 30-foot range to start recording when a firearm is drawn from an officer’s holster. The product would be compatible with most firearm holsters without interfering with standard operation. The Axon Signal Sidearm would run off of a coin cell battery with around 1.5 years of power and will alert users when the battery is running low.

“When law enforcement officers must draw a weapon, the last thing they should worry about is their technology,” TASER CEO and Co-Founder, Rick Smith said. “The Signal Sidearm will give officers the same confidence in their technology that already exists in encounters involving Smart Weapons that use our Signal technology. It’s an important step in extending the reach of the Axon network to connect other devices.”

The Signal Sidearm is the newest product in the Axon Signal line. This product is part of the Axon network that has contracted 100,000 licenses worldwide.