When Axon and Fūsus decided to form a partnership, both companies knew that this relationship would help law enforcement agencies tackle a unique challenge they’ve been facing when it came to their real-time operations. With limited situational visibility into what’s happening in the field, there’s sometimes difficulty sharing the right information with relevant parties at the right time.
The goal was to completely change the way that community policing could be done and to help agencies radically improve their chain of operations. Together, Fūsus and Axon can now provide holistic, mission-critical intelligence for the safety of officers, and ultimately, the community.
“It’s essential that agencies respond as quickly and efficiently as possible during an incident, utilizing streamlined communications and unified operational command. Whatever the situation, law enforcement personnel have to be able to work in sync from the moment they’ve been called into action,” said Sahil Merchant, Chief Strategy Officer at Fūsus. “Our objective has always been to build technology for the next generation of police operations, future-proofing their real-time tools and maximizing their functionality at the highest level.”
The desire to improve on the operational processes for police agencies while meeting the needs of the community has always been a constant. Since the beginning of Fūsus, CEO Chris Lindenau understood that through technology, a solution could be found. That became a reality through Fūsus’ Real-Time Crime Center in the Cloud (RTC3). By taking each technological resource in use at a police agency and merging that information into a single pane of glass, each tool works together interoperably in one visible space. This includes gunshot detectors, traffic cameras, automatic license plate readers, body cameras, AVL, authorized private security system feeds from businesses and private residents, cellphone pictures and videos, tips, and community-oriented social media.
Adding to that, the platform’s technology-agnostic design makes it easier for police to have the real-time situational awareness and operational intelligence needed for any kind of incident, regardless of the software or hardware involved. Data previously trapped in separate silos across different systems are easily blended into a single, cloud-based platform that makes important information easy to deploy in the field.
“With Fūsus, law enforcement officials never have to stop using the tools they find the most effective in their work. Now, they don’t have to realign their budgets and waste needed time integrating new resources,” said Joshua Miller, Demand Generation Manager at Fūsus. “Our law enforcement partners can integrate their Axon technology into the platform and combine the latest cutting-edge cloud-based technology with powerful, yet affordable and scalable tools for every size and budget.”
The Fūsus RTC3 platform will work hand-in-hand with Axon Respond and fill the critical information gaps in public safety with a network of intelligent, connected devices that enable faster response times and greater operational intelligence through live maps, livestreaming capabilities, configurable alerts, and detailed audit logs. Law enforcement gets increased support, with their feeds consolidated in one centralized place, without having to stretch resources to unreasonable lengths.
Both companies see the benefit of pursuing a global ecosystem of perfectly paired and connected public safety devices and services that perform seamlessly in one interactive location. Axon’s product suite as well as Fūsus’ platform is a revolutionary step forward for an agency’s chain of operations.
With amplified situational awareness and improved incident response, officers can take proactive, pivotal actions to greatly increase the safety of all related parties, from first responders to the broader community. Not only that, but when indicators show that there might be a potential escalation, active users can preemptively act to prevent potentially violent or concerning events before they happen. Axon and Fūsus tools perfectly complement each other and this partnership is destined to lead to quick and effective decision-making and preventative measures–an invaluable adaptation to the processes in police departments moving forward.
Dispatchers will be better equipped, regardless of the size of their departments, to rapidly deploy the necessary level of resources despite staffing limitations. Department-wide response times will be shortened by providing the opportunity for officers to have critical information at any time and any place thanks to an even more powerful and intuitive cloud-based interface across systems.
Strategic partnerships and integrations are key to making connected devices and software more efficient. Our shared vision is to give our public safety partners the resources to succeed and empower personnel to function more efficiently and with an improved operating picture that emphasizes officer, citizen and community safety.
Fūsus is the most widely used and trusted Real-Time Crime Center platform in U.S. Law Enforcement. The Fūsus platform is an open ecosystem that works interoperably with all public safety and investigations assets. It can integrate with any data source, pull in public and private video feeds, enable video sources with artificial intelligence, integrate ALPR, bodycam, drone and aircraft feeds, and do it all by utilizing and unifying existing equipment. The Fūsus platform is affordable and scalable for agencies of every size and budget. It enables law enforcement and public safety personnel to function more efficiently and with improved operational intelligence, creating a common operating picture that emphasizes officer, citizen and community safety. Learn more at Fusus.com.