AUDAX OFFERING BODY WORN CAMERAS: TO DETER RACISTS & TROUBLE MAKERS
Stonehouse-based Audax Global Solutions, who have developed body-worn video cameras for security and Police personnel across the world – are offering local shops and venues in Plymouth the loan of cameras to crackdown on racial and hate crime ‘hotspots’.
While CCTV cameras are helping to identify incidents, Audax body worn cameras – will give those communities most at risk added security and protection across the city, says director Adam Liardet.
Mr Liardet, said: “Audax is one of the UK’s leading digital evidence-gathering technology firms, and by utilising our cameras, this will aid in the prevention of racial abuse and help identify those responsible. Our cameras also record ‘what is said’, as verbal assault is often difficult to prove.”
“Our cameras are already worn in Plymouth by ‘door staff’ at various venues and by Plymouth City Council Civil Enforcement Officers, where they are proven to aid in the deterrence of verbal assaults”
“Unlike ‘adventure cams’, which aren’t suitable, our cameras are proven as being great at gathering evidence for crimes and corroborating evidence for the courts. The advantage of our devices is that the evidence gathered can’t be manipulated or altered and thus give an extra layer of security for use as evidence.”
“We are offering shops in Mutley Plain, Union Street and The Barbican, the loan of up to 10 x of our world beating body cameras (worth £400 each) and also provide training sessions, completely free of charge.”
“They are simple to use and don’t require any expensive additional software. If they deter even one ‘attack’ then we will have aided our community” said Liardet.
Audax Global Solutions recently secured over 772,000 euros from an international EU project called H2020 to fund research and innovation to develop scanning systems that can be used to check people, baggage and vehicles at ports and airports.
Audax was set up by Mr Liardet, a former Army Officer, and his colleague Mr Pitt, formerly in the Submarine Service, in 2007, and the Devon business works across the UK, Europe and around the World, with customers in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Malta, Australia, India, USA, and Kuwait as examples.
Mr Liardet, added: “We are a growing company with sales worldwide, but Plymouth is our base and by offering this support we want to put something back in our diverse communities across the city.”