SEATTLE - Axon and Skydio announced a strategic partnership to offer Skydio's autonomous drones to law enforcement and emergency responders via Axon's unmanned aircraft program, Axon Air. As a Skydio Elite Partner, Axon will be the exclusive reseller and digital evidence management partner of Skydio's products to public safety globally. In addition, the two companies are working on a joint product roadmap that, in the coming months, will lead to the seamless integration between Skydio drones and Axon Air, Axon Evidence, and Axon Respond.
The partnership between Axon and Skydio brings a paradigm shift in how public safety agencies can leverage small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) for real-time situational awareness and evidence management. Skydio drone-captured imagery will be easily manageable and shareable for agencies, and live alongside corresponding body camera video in Axon's digital evidence management platform, Axon Evidence.
Through the integration with Axon's real-time operations platform, Respond for Devices, command staff and 911 dispatchers will be able to access live-streamed views from on-the-ground body cameras and drone footage, providing a more comprehensive picture of an incident. Additionally, Skydio's state-of-the-art flight autonomy engine and 3D adaptive scanning software, Skydio 3D Scan, will enhance public safety operations and efficiency by automating scans of crime and accident scenes to create accurate 3D reconstruction models.