In this blog series, we highlight our amazing industry partners that support the Tech to Protect Challenge and its goal of creating new technology for emergency responders. Take a look at our Q&A with Axon and discover why they’re excited to be a part of our national open innovation contest.
Q: What does Axon do and how does it impact technology and public safety?
A: Axon is a network of devices, apps and people that helps public safety personnel become smarter and safer. With a mission of protecting life, our technologies give customers the confidence, focus and time they need to keep their communities safe.
Our products impact every aspect of a public safety officer’s day-to-day experience. We work hard for those who put themselves in harm’s way for all of us. To date, there are more than 325,200 software seats booked on the Axon network around the world and more than 210,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people.
Q: Why do you think the Tech to Protect Challenge is important to helping improve emergency response and public safety communications?
A: At Axon, we are constantly innovating and working to transform the world of public safety. The Tech to Protect Challenge embodies this vision by bringing together individuals who want to innovate through a series of national coding challenges.
Q: What inspired Axon to support the Tech to Protect Challenge?
A: We are supporters due to the nature of the challenges and supporting a community that believes in innovating technology for public safety. We are constantly looking at how we can improve and transform our customers’ world, and how we can continue to help save lives. Axon strives to collaborate and partner with the community. This is a perfect opportunity to do both!