Audax Global Solutions Ltd, world leaders in pioneering body worn video (BWV) technology, are proud to be showing their support for the UK’s exhibition industry, taking part in The Emergency Services Show (stand L85) at the NEC, Birmingham on 7-8 September, International Security Expo (stand C2) at Olympia, London on 28-29 September and the BAPCO Annual Conference & Exhibition (stand C20) at the Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry on 12-13 October.

Audax will also be the badge sponsors at all three events, whilst at The Emergency Services Show the company are the headline sponsor of the Future Policing Zone, including the Seminar Theatre where on 7th September at 10.45am, Audax’s Adam Liardet, Managing Director and Founder and Derek Horne, International Sales Manager will be presenting in The Future Policing Theatre, sharing their views on the future of body worn video.

Adam commented: “We are so looking forward to sharing our latest developments, meeting existing clients and making new connections at all of these key exhibitions. Live events give us the opportunity to get in touch directly with our customers, get a better understanding of what they’re looking for and show them how we can help. We’ve had an incredible year so far; as well as growing the team and moving to larger facilities at our Plymouth HQ, we’ve also secured several major projects in the UK and overseas. Such developments have reinforced our position as one of the world leaders in body worn video technology and a force to be reckoned with.”

Due to previous restrictions, these events will also be the first opportunity to meet with clients face to face for those members of the team who have joined the company in the past year. These shows provide the ideal platform to share Audax’s latest technology innovations with professionals in the emergency services and security industries.

Audax will be launching a new range of British designed and British manufactured docking stations for their award-winning body worn video cameras, providing a simple, agile solution for those customers faced with poor or unreliable data transfer upload speeds. These latest products enable users to dock multiple devices simultaneously, sync evidence automatically as well as analyse, tag, store and organise evidence. Audax now provides all software products pre-installed within the docking station and 120GB internal SSD, offering a secure, out of the box solution. The system is fully scalable and can cater for smaller standalone sites through to enterprise cloud requirements.

The docking station solution is a critical and integral part of a modern BWV system that’s importance is often overlooked. It is well established that the use of BWV deters violence and thus enhances staff safety. With the provision of impartial, accurate evidence these devices are also used to speed up the justice process by reducing case report preparation and thus enabling time and cost savings. Ensuring the preservation of the evidence chain can only be efficiently done via a docking station, with a simple and secure method of transferring data to a storage facility on a local or network drive that takes into consideration that most customers operate a secure network.

Exhibitions are also the perfect opportunity for visitors to learn more about the latest upgrades to Audax’s incredibly popular 20-1 body worn camera. The easily recognisable 20-1 camera packs a unique technology specification into a small, robust, and lightweight form factor, easily outperforming other products in its class. Designed for those looking for a cost-effective solution for secure evidence gathering, the updated 20-1 model features incredible high-quality HD video and audio with a market leading record time of over 12 hours, providing secure evidence gathering capability with AES 256 encryption and user password controls in an auditable and approved manner.

With integrated GPS giving the exact location and with camera and user credentials provided by the automated QR code ID system, the camera is designed to be both user friendly and highly secure. Developed to be used in all weathers, it has built in IR for full night-time recording and tactile user-friendly buttons for operators when wearing gloves.

The Audax chest camera is designed to be user friendly and highly visible ensuring the camera is both an effective deterrent, as well as offering pre- and post-event recording to ensure all evidence is gathered in a fully compliant manner. With all these features, plus Wi-Fi for live streaming of video and H265 compression it can provide a formidable solution, whatever your demands.

For the first time, the newly updated 20-1 camera now has the capability of accepting Audax’s uniquely designed helmet camera, which includes selectable IR for night-time use. It now also uses the same highly popular DEMS (evidence management software) and newly launched docking stations as Audax’s award winning Bio-AX camera.

With a substantial presence at the biggest shows in the emergency services and security calendars, Audax is certainly celebrating the return of live events this September and the team are looking forward to introducing these exciting new developments to new and existing partners.

This weekend is a time for the people of Plymouth to come together to remember the end of WWII.

This is a special occasion for so many of our team, which is made up of many ex-service people, as are most of our contractors and consultants too. In fact, in recognition of our support to the defence community, Audax were proud to have been awarded the Silver employer recognition scheme Award of the Armed Forces Covenant.

As a local business, with headquarters in The Millfields, Plymouth, we want to do what we can, not only to commemorate the incredible sacrifices of our armed forces, but also to support our neighbours, friends and family here in Devon. That’s why we’re proud to be sponsoring this event – Plymouth Remembers.

Starting with a Memorial service at Minster Church of St. Andrew, members of the public are then invited to let their hair down and celebrate with some great music, just as the good people of Plymouth did 76 years ago on Sunday 15th August.

Entry costs only £3.00 to come along to the Guildhall to hear the great voices of some amazing acts. This is such a small cost to be entertained by those who have performed in packed out theatres, West End shows by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and on glamorous cruise ships around the world.

What’s happening?

  • 13:30 – F.E.P.O.W Families lay crosses and wreaths outside of St. Andrews followed by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth and the Military representatives.
  •  14:25 – Arrival of Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for the start of the service.
  •  16:00 – End of service and the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon will lay the alter wreath at the Rowan Tree before heading off to the Guildhall. 
  • 16:20 – Public entry to the Guildhall for the start of the celebration until 21:00

For more information, visit: https://vjday75plymouth.co.uk/v-j-day-75-plymouth 

If you’re local, you may also have spotted posters for the event in local shops and supermarkets around the city centre, or even through your post-box in the Plymouth Links.

We’d also like to thank COFEPOW for their support, a global charity dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Far East Prisoners of War who have shared the event through their website and publication. (https://www.cofepow.org.uk/news/plymouth-remembers-vj-day-75th-1)

We believe actions speak louder than words, which is why we are sponsoring the remembrance of these brave people who helped shape our City for what it is today.

Audax, world leaders in pioneering body worn video (BWV) technology, is collaborating once again with SPOED 112 to raise awareness and promote action to prevent aggression against Police & Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers in Belgium.

Having proudly been a direct sponsor of the last two aggression against EMS awareness campaigns with SPOED 112, the UK based company is now set to be the presenting partner at a symposium in Antwerp on violence against emergency workers and police on 27th October 2021.

Audax is keen to play an active role alongside SPOED 112 to ‘aid those who help us’ in the UK, in Belgium and elsewhere as body worn cameras are a proven solution to mitigate the risk of aggression and violence within the sector. In addition to headline event sponsorship, Audax will be carrying out demonstrations of its BWV technology for attendees.

As featured in the latest issue of SPOED magazine, more and more emergency services and law enforcement workers are equipped with bodycams. In fact, other sectors are also showing interest in utilising body worn video due to their broad range of applications.

In addition to traditional users, such as police, ambulance, and fire brigades, they can also be used for public transport, event security as well as during military operations. In the Netherlands and Belgium, bodycams are especially useful for recording evidence and discouraging undesirable behaviour, but they are also particularly useful as a training tool to replay live incidents to new operatives.

Audax has a long-standing relationship with SPOED 112, with a review featured in its latest quarterly publication:

“The Audax bodyworn camera, at first glance could be considered as ‘an expensive toy’. But, if you take a closer look and hold it in your hands, you will notice how compact it is. It fits in your hand, it is light and easy to attach to a jacket, plate carrier, t-shirt etc. … For the rest, the bodycam fully meets all expectations: Razor sharp images, quality audio and even night vision is no problem at all! Photos, videos, pictures while filming – it’s all possible. Being active in the security sector and recently graduated as an emergency response worker, this body worn camera is a must have in case of aggression and incidents.” – Review by Kevin F. from Gent (featured in SPOEDmagazine edition 03 2021).

Audax is also the prime sponsor of the Ambulance Union, (Ambulanciersunie) and have long been committed to stamping out negative behaviour against emergency services workers in Belgium and across Europe.

The company is looking forward to showing their support for this important initiative at the SPOED 112 symposium on 27th October 2021 taking place in Antwerpen. Alongside presentations and live demonstrations, every attendee to the symposium will receive a training certificate and lunch is provided. For more information, visit SPOED112.com.

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.

 Register free to join us at the show: https://bit.ly/2M5DcB7

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