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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.”