Designed and engineered in-house, the new Axis body worn camera system features a mobile camera unit, docking station and system controller, while open system architecture means integration with a broad range of video management systems and evidence management systems.

The new Axis body worn camera system features 3 main hardware components including the camera, the camera docking station (8-bay or 1-bay) and the system controller.

The camera captures video up to 1080p @30fps and audio through dual microphones for noise suppression capabilities. Wide dynamic range technology is employed to guarantee image quality in even the most challenging light conditions, while Axis Zipstream for body worn reduces the demands for storage. Battery power is designed to cover a full shift, with 12 hours of normal usage and the capability for charging in-car or from a power bank.

The docking station and the system controller are separate units. The system is easy scalable for large and cost-efficient body worn systems. The system controller provides a single integration and management point and allows for fast and reliable video offloading (100Mbit per camera). All data is encrypted both at rest and in transfer using AES256 and TLS. In addition, video data can be fully end-to-end encrypted with specific integrations. Meanwhile, AXIS Body Worn Assistant mobile application allows users to review footage and add categories, descriptions and notes.

“When we’re in the process of developing a new solution, we’re always committed to deliver the best possible quality of video and audio within the constraints of the specific form factor,” said Axis’ Fredrik Andersson. “For body worn camera, obvious challenges relate to finding the optimum combination of size, weight, the need for robustness and maximizing battery life.

“The same level of thoroughness has been applied throughout the solution, not just the camera unit. We took an holistic view of the customer requirement, from video capture in the field to presentation of evidence in the courtroom. This is where the openness became imperative – customers didn’t want to be forced into a specific VMS and EMS, and drove key aspects related to security and ensuring the integrity of evidence.”

The new bodycam solution will be available through Axis distribution channels in Q2 2020.