Axon Buys Camera Provider VIEVU
Monday, May 07, 2018 | Comments

Axon acquired VIEVU, a public-safety camera provider and subsidiary of The Safariland Group. In addition, Axon and Safariland entered into a long-term strategic partnership, with Safariland becoming the preferred holster supplier for Axon's TASER conducted electric weapon (CEW).

"We're incredibly proud of the team and technologies we've built at VIEVU," said VIEVU General Manager Sean McCarthy. "As we've been scaling our hardware to meet customer needs, we realized that many of the software features our customers have been requesting already exist on the Axon network. Because Axon has made a significant investment in software R&D (research and development), this new partnership will give our customers access to these features sooner than it would take for us to build them."

VIEVU is a public-safety camera and cloud-based evidence management system provider to hundreds of law enforcement agencies, including the New York City Police Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, the Phoenix Police Department, the Oakland (California) Police Department and the Aurora (Colorado) Police Department. Axon will begin servicing those customers immediately and said it looks forward to partnering with them to better understand how Axon and VIEVU can best serve their needs moving forward.

The terms of the deal include cash, stock and stock earn out. The majority of VIEVU's employees are based in Seattle and are expected to be integrated into Axon's Seattle office.

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