Public safety agencies flying Skydio drones and using Axon’s digital evidence management platform will now be able to automatically upload photos and video captured on their aircraft to Axon Evidence. This capability is being made available to select agencies via an early access program.
DroneDJ readers may recall that Skydio and Axon announced a strategic partnership earlier this year. The integration of Skydio data into Axon’s software tools, including the secure storage of evidence gathered by drone, is a part of that joint road map.
With this integration, a Skydio drone will automatically connect to Wi-Fi when plugged into a power source. At this point, the system will begin to upload any new photos or videos recorded to Axon Evidence, tagging them with the pilot’s name and additional data necessary for entry into evidence. This will help to ensure a systematic chain of custody, while removing the administrative overhead from officers and staff.