Audax is proud to announce it has secured the provision of a significant number of their latest body worn video cameras, Bio-AX®, for Mitie Security’s frontline security team in Regent Street. Owned by The Crown Estate and managed by JLL, Regent Street is renowned as a high-profile location featuring some of the most luxurious and well-known retail and lifestyle brands in the world. As part of Mitie’s security provision for the area, street patrols will now have the added reassurance provided by Audaxs world-leading body worn video solutions.

Audax has been highly involved in implementing this project from the very beginning, not only supplying the hardware and software required but also installation, training, and ongoing support.

With Bio-AX®, Mitie has access to world leading technology. Bio-AX® can be remotely commanded to record and live stream video and audio, and report current GPS location, all from the control room. Previously this has been a choice for the wearer alone, (which it still is). However, managers now have oversight and situational awareness of their assets ‘on the ground’, as well as complete visibility to confirm compliance and professional standards are met. These features make Bio-AX® an invaluable tool for Mitie to ensure their prestigious clients like JLL and their customers are afforded the professionalism and highs level of service they expect and deserve.

As part of the project, Audax® also provided the camera management solution, which features web based visual management and location system all hosted by the Secure Audax® Cloud with Video Storage. With a direct panic alarm on every camera, push to talk (PTT) Communication and active GPS location, this All-in-One device makes is an essential security asset as well as a communication tool in its own right.

Manging Director of Audax®, Adam Liardet comments, “Our Audax® Bio-AX® camera has been designed and built with our core customer base at its heart. This camera has some unique features, and we are proud to be market innovators yet again. Early adopters such as Mitie have been quick to identify these advances and ensure that their operatives and their clients are benefiting from the best technology that a UK manufacturer of body worn video can offer.

“At Audax® we are truly passionate about protecting those who protect us against aggression and abuse. While we have proven time and again that our body worn cameras do mitigate some risk, the active tracking and live video streaming provide a further safety net and provides indisputable evidence to support a prosecution.”

Mitie’s technical project lead for the trials described it as “an all-round hit… really impressed with the software and hardware, it has exceeded our expectations”.

Adam continues, “it is obviously great to hear this feedback and we appreciate the trust that Mitie’s System and Security teams have placed in us. It is a privilege to provide the end to end body worn video solution to protect the wellbeing of the security team at this well respected, historic, and famous location in London. We look forward to building on this initial success with other locations in the future.”

Body Worn Video (BWV) technology specialists and industry pioneers, Audax® who are based in the UK, are celebrating once again after winning another major contract to supply the Police in Vietnam with Audax® cameras.

Adam Liardet, Managing Director of Audax®, said: “as a result of a careful procurement selection process by our customer alongside the huge success of previous projects, the Police in Vietnam are boosting their inventory with more of our cameras.”

“Ensuring our cameras are robust and durable for all British climatic conditions is one thing, but they have also proved to meet the demanding conditions and requirements of our customers in more ‘exotic’ locations.  Audax® products have been used globally by the emergency services on the frontline for nearly 20 years. Our years of experience in dealing with Police forces and security professionals worldwide have greatly contributed to the design and development of the products we offer today.”

Headquartered in Plymouth, with satellite offices in Canterbury and Brussels, the Audax® team is predominantly composed of service veterans. The company design and develop products and perform all final assembly, testing and quality control functions in their Plymouth facility. As such, Audax® is an approved Members of Made in Britain, the register of British Manufacturers.

With a large front record button, the devices are simpler to operate, and unlike other cameras used by some UK Police forces, the video review screen is on the rear of the camera, so it is not as easily damaged. It also doesn’t require linking to a mobile phone. Audax body worn video cameras have a longer life battery and can be used in the dark as they include built-in IR lamps. They also feature GPS for location pinpointing and are both significantly lighter and more robust to cope with the climate.

Mr Liardet, adds: “Our products are designed to be secure so evidence can’t be manipulated or tampered with, and they protect members of the public just as much as they protect officers from false allegations. They are independently tested and certified in both Europe and the USA for use in dynamic environments.”

“We have shipped nearly 8,000 cameras to Vietnam in the last two years. As a result of this, and our other customers recognising our ‘Made in Britain’ quality, we have not only avoided furloughing any staff but have even recruited new staff members to the team this year. Furthermore, demand is so strong that we have had to double our floor space in Plymouth.”

Speaking of the company’s sponsorship, Managing Director Adam Liardet said: “Audax is delighted to be a silver sponsor of BAPCO 2021: The Online Event. British APCO is a key event in our calendar as the customer and partner interaction it provides directly supports our commitment to innovation and British manufacturing.

“With Spring approaching and the successful rollout of vaccines offering an imminent exit from the enforced ‘hibernation’ we have all been subjected to, we believe that BAPCO: The Online Event will offer the perfect platform for the sharing of information and experiences gathered over the past few months. These experiences are critical in the development and cultivation of ideas in the often fast- moving sector of public safety.”

While Audax will be physically exhibiting at the Annual Conference and Exhibition later this year (12th and 13th October), BAPCO: The Online Event will provide a focus point for those within the public safety to gather and share points of view. It is only by working together that the industry will be able to respond to this ever-changing environment and the unique challenges faced by the public safety community.

Audax® body worn cameras have been used by emergency service and security professionals across the globe from our first industry pioneering days in 2005. The new Audax® Bio-AX® camera has been designed and built with the core customer base at its heart and was launched in late Autumn 2020.  Bio-AX® can be remotely commanded to record and live stream video and audio, along with GPS location, from the control room.  This not only provides managers visibility and situational awareness of their assets on the ground, but it ensures complete oversight for compliance and professional standards. That’s why Bio-AX® is a valuable tool to ensure safety, security and professionalism.

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Audax®, the global pioneer of body worn video technology, is delighted to confirm that its newly launched industry-leading Bio-AX® body worn camera has been nominated for Outstanding New Security Product at the UK’s Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2021 (OSPAs).

The OSPAs celebrate organisation, teams, individuals, solutions and initiatives across the security industry that have “made a significant impact and have demonstrated outstanding performance at the highest level”. Having previously been nominated in this category, Audax® has once again been recognised as a key player in the industry at the forefront of body worn video technology.

BIO-AX® is Audax®’s next-generation wearable security solution. The body worn camera is robust, compact, and easy to use for local recording and capture of evidence and/or for streaming of live video. Video evidence is fully encrypted on the device and uses end-to-end secure encryption (AES 256-bit) in the live data stream, ensuring the solution not only meets but exceeds the UK Home Office Guidance and GDPR legislation. With a host of other unique features, BIO-AX® is ideally suited for even the most complex applications, including police, emergency services, MOD and other high profile security projects.

The winners will be announced at a virtual award show on Thursday, 25th February at 3:30pm. Full details of this free event can be found at www.uk.theospas.com.

Earlier this month, Audax® was proud to share its recent support of the wonderful work of Little Dresses for Africa (LDFA) Belgium with a new delivery of handmade, upcycled material, dresses and shorts to Baraka Children’s Home in Kenya (click here to read the story).

On this same visit to the continent, we were also busy with our own project in Oltiyani village, in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Amboseli National Park, covers some 392 Sq. Km and with the Backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro (the highest free-standing mountain in the world). The area is famous for its Elephant herds and in 1991 was declared a UNESCO heritage site. Living in and around the Kenyan parks are the pastoral Maasi communities. Sharing, living and co-existing alongside the wildlife, these nomadic cattle herders travel with the seasons, following the grazing / water. With no real ’fixed abode’ whole villages of even 30 to 50 traditional houses made from mud and cow dung, simply ’up sticks’ and move from one season to the next. In the Kenyan heat, finding water whilst protecting and caring for their livestock are daily challenges that take up all hours of the day.

Understandably, formal schooling and education aren’t high on the list of priorities for some, and the constant nomadic life isn’t exactly conducive to the school calendar as we know it.

Breaking the mould is Oltiyani village. With the guidance, permission and support of Patrick Tipape, this village is building their first permanent structure – a school. They want to protect their Heritage, traditions and way of life, but the people of Oltiyani Village also want to provide their children with the opportunity to enjoy an education that will open up more potential opportunities for their futures.

Adam Liardet, Managing Director of Audax said, “Having visited, it is evident they are succeeding, with a good range of subjects being taught and seemingly good understanding and learning being achieved. However, they can only go so far without ’external’ help.”

“Senior school is a good walk of some 15 Km, each way, every day. This school is provided by the Government and is the stepping stone to the ‘Modern World’. To put it into context, the School’s catchment area is the size of an English County. However without a school uniform they can’t attend. After so many struggles to make it this far, what we may consider to be a tiny barrier might as well be as high as Mt Kilimanjaro for them. The solution to me was simple – Audax® provided a significant number of children with their first school uniform. It is close to ‘Rifle Green’!”

The Maasi Amboseli village children in Kenya are reliant on the good hearts of supporters and sponsors, such as Audax. Through this donation, we have been able to provide these children the opportunity to go to State School and further themselves and their families. Without support like this, they would so often go without. If you too would like to donate, please contact Adam Liardet Managing Director of Audax, who can put you in direct communication with the Village.

Audax® are proud to have been able to show their support once again for the wonderful work of Little Dresses for Africa (LDFA) Belgium with a new delivery of handmade clothes and toys to Kenya on the 4th November 2020. In February 2020, Audax previously sent out a shipment of handmade clothing from the LDFA Belgium to South Africa.

Through Audax®’s global network and extensive experience, they are able to provide logistical assistance for delivery of these invaluable items. Audax selected the LDFA as their chosen charity for the sheer kindness and generosity that these volunteers show in providing disadvantaged children with items they desperately need.

LDFA upcycle old materials to produce dresses and shorts. These are then sent out to orphans and those in need in disadvantaged countries around the world.

On this trip, Audax® helped to distribute over 100 dresses, 25 shorts and numerous children’s toys. The children’s toys include stuffed animals, as well as baby accessories. The shipment of these wonderful unique clothing and toys will make a huge difference in the lives of these children. The incredible volunteers of Little Dresses for Africa (LDFA) Belgium have spent hours preparing this bundle for those in need at the Baraka Children’s home, Kenya.

In their own words, “Baraka Children’s Home is dedicated to giving orphan kids another chance through a quality foundation.”

Founded in 2006, Baraka is home to 265 children, all from a range of backgrounds. Some children were orphaned by HIV/AIDS, some were abandoned, others abused, lost and found, along with other heartbreaking stories. The children’s ages range from less than a year old, to adulthood. Baraka gives these children a home, as well as essential support and safety, giving them all another chance in life.

The children’s home in Kenya does not have wealthy sponsors; instead, they are reliant on the good hearts of supporters and sponsors, such as LDFA. Through kind and generous donations, such as handmade clothing and toys, they are able to provide these children who would otherwise go without.

Together, Audax® and LDFA brought these items to Baraka Children’s home in Kenyaon 4th November 2020, and the company are pleased to be able to offer their support to this amazing charity once more.

Audax® is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Anti-Aggression Symposium organised by SPOED 112 taking place on the 4th February 2021 in Antwerp. The full day event, with a line-up of influential speakers is focused on raising awareness of the anti-aggression campaign; as well as championing solutions that counter violence against emergency services workers.

Audax® is the world leading pioneer of body worn video technology, a proven solution to mitigate the risk of aggression and violence within the emergency services sector. As the prime sponsor of the Ambulance Union, (Ambulanciersunie), Audax® is keen to play an active role alongside SPOED 112 to ‘aid those who help us’ in the UK, in Belgium and elsewhere. In addition to headline event sponsorship, Audax® will be carrying out a number of demonstrations of its BWV technology for attendees.

Police officers in the zone Brussels-Capital-Ixelles have been increasingly confronted with violence over the last four years, with figures showing an increase of some 400%1. Officers are then on paid sick leave while they recover and thus aren’t capable of being on the streets providing the security the area desperately needs. The aggression has got so bad that often drink or drug intoxication is not the ‘catalyst’, as many might expect it to be.  For example, on 6th September 2020, firefighters were ambushed and attacked with Molotov Cocktails2, whilst on the 27th August a second team of firefighters were pelted with bottles3.

These statistics are deeply saddening and shocking, and yet it is thought that they hugely underestimate the full scale of the aggression on emergency services staff due to under-reporting. The ambulance and emergency services sector as a whole do an incredible job at keeping the public safe and they should not have to deal with unwarranted aggression from the public. That is why Audax® prides itself in supporting anti-aggression campaigns around the world.

Manging Director of Audax®, Adam Liardet comments, “The Symposium organised by SPOED 112 is a continuation of over three years of Audax® support of this cause in Belgium. No other company has been as active in Belgium as Audax® in trying to stamp out this ‘horrific plague’ of behaviour and we are keen to support an initiative that we are truly passionate about as protecting the emergency services sector against aggression and abuse is a priority for us.

“While we have proven time and again that our body worn cameras do mitigate some risk, without a fear of prosecution for an attack on an emergency worker, these attacks will still occur. As the global pioneer of this technology, having a product that provides indisputable evidence to support a prosecution is vital.”

The Symposium takes place in 4th February 2021 at the Auditorium Provinciehuis Antwerpen and tickets can be obtained from www.spoed112.com


We’re proud to have been selected as a finalist for Exporter of the Year Award in the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business Awards.

Along with 6 x other Award categories we are humbled to be joining the other finalists and promoting what businesses in Devon have to offer.

See more here https://crm.devonchamber.co.uk/news/details/news-release-04-08-2020

The finalists will be eligible to enter the regional and national British Chambers of Commerce awards taking place in London in November 2020.

The Award Categories

– Small Business of the Year
– Workplace Wellbeing 
– Customer Commitment Award
– Export Business of the Year
– Best Use of Technology
– Best Third Sector Campaign with Business Engagement*
– Rising Star*

The Judging Criteria:

The Judging Criteria

Following on from our Bronze Award in February 2020, Audax are proud to have been awarded the Silver employer recognition scheme Award of the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of our support to the defence community.

What also makes Audax DNA? Our company name comes from part of a regimental motto. Every single employee of Audax is a veteran and both Company Directors are ex-servicemen themselves. A large number of our customers around the Globe have served in their respective countries Armed forces so we share a “bond” with all. It is this “Bond” of experience that provides an instant mutual respect and trust. You will always find the Audax stand at an Exhibition or Event with the Regiments Flag as a “rally point” for all “Once a Rifleman always a Rifleman”.

The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. The scheme comprises bronze, silver and gold awards for employers who support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.

Audax recognises the contribution that the members of the Armed Forces make to the nation through their service and has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, to pledge our support of the Armed Forces Community. As part of our pledge, we support: the employment of veterans; our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces (including the establishment of Reservist HR procedures); and our local cadet units, either in local community or local schools, where possible.

We all have a role to play in ensuring that the Armed Forces community is not disadvantaged by service, and by employing veterans we gain hugely from their direct experience of the operational environment, and their personal appreciation of customer needs and aspirations. When people leave the armed forces, they do so with unique skills and experiences that directly benefit our business. Their potential contribution should never be underestimated and thus are our preferred first choice in any recruitment that we have to undertake. Thus all employees are ex-service people and most of our contractors and consultants too.

In the year the British Parking Association celebrates its 50th Birthday, Audax as the Global pioneer of Body Worn Video BWV, are pleased to announce our latest Camera system the 20-1 has been shortlisted for V Innovate 2020. – the BPA virtual Parkex Innovation Trail.
View the entries and vote for your winner! https://lnkd.in/eMHx6rH
Voting closes on 16 July

A camera being robust and durable for all British climatic conditions is one thing, but having a large front button for operatives to be able to use, without having to take any gloves off, is just one key design feature of our new 20-1 BWV Camera. Being highly visible and overt is key in aiding members of the public recognise it as a camera and thus potentially deterring any attacks, but also ensuring it better meets legislation. The 20-1 Camera is our most user friendly and technically advanced product ever. See here https://lnkd.in/e2Ckj_k

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