Police Department Deploys Axon's Next Generation In-Car Video System Connected by Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint Australia Pty Ltd
Friday, 01 March, 2024

Police Department Deploys Axon's Next Generation In-Car Video System Connected by Cradlepoint

Modern law enforcement agencies such as police departments continue adding a wide range of key technologies that enable officers to protect and serve their communities, from vehicles to stations and the IoT devices within them. Many of these devices and applications require easy-to-manage 5G and LTE solutions for reliable, secure, and mobile connectivity.

One example comes from one of the oldest US police forces. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) deployed Axon Fleet 3 in-car camera systems last year. Axon’s Fleet 3 is the latest connected in-car camera system that integrates seamlessly with the Axon network via Cradlepoint.


The LAPD had long recognised the need for enhanced technology in its patrol vehicle fleet. The Department selected the ruggedised Cradlepoint IBR1700 routers and MC400 modular modem to support current and future connectivity needs. These products combine to deliver two modems that provide the LAPD with a dual-carrier, redundant approach, to guarantee that officers on the streets always have the connectivity they need.


Axon is a technology leader in global public safety. Axon is building the public safety operating system of the future by integrating a suite of hardware devices and cloud software solutions that lead modern policing. Built from the ground up with ethics and transparency in mind, Axon’s Fleet 3 in-car camera system features the next-generation connected capabilities with state-of-the-art dual-view cameras to record clear panoramic views across three lanes of traffic. Fleet 3 also features a robust interior camera capturing a knee-to-head occupant view with enhanced night view capabilities. With pre-event buffering and multi-camera playback, agencies can ensure that critical footage is captured and reviewed.


With the addition of Axon’s Fleet 3 to the already deployed Axon Body 3 cameras, the Cradlepoint and Axon systems seamlessly integrate for ease of use and manageability. Adding wireless connectivity to each vehicle unlocks the ability to wirelessly upload video data to the agency’s existing storage infrastructure. Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager provides remote network and cellular connectivity management to LAPD, allowing them to control and administer the entire vehicle fleet easily, effectively, and efficiently.

“The LAPD prides itself in innovation and leveraging technology to uphold public confidence, while working to reduce the administrative burden on our officers. The advances Fleet 3 offers, with improved image quality, in-car and body-worn video synchronisation, cloud storage in evidence.com and over-the-air uploading via our Cradlepoint routers. These advances will not only provide increased transparency for the public, but also improve the working conditions for our officers,” said Deputy Chief John McMahon, LAPD Chief Information Officer.

Cradlepoint & Axon

The LAPD is an example of a leading agency investing in modern tools to help their officers perform their duties in a safer, more effective way while increasing transparency for the community. Most of today’s tools require cloud-based connectivity for advanced decision-making capabilities and data handling. Cradlepoint is proud to provide fast and reliable 4G and 5G cellular connectivity that supports the Axon devices and applications helping front-line officers and the communities they serve.

Cradlepoint enables the freedom to connect people, places, and things that drive more experiences, more ways to work, and better business results — anywhere. The company is a pioneer in Wireless WAN, offering advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloud. Enterprise businesses and public sector agencies rely on Cradlepoint and its Cellular Intelligence to build a reliable, secure network wherever they need it, connecting fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees.

Related Sponsored Contents

Green Light for Blue Light Mission Critical Broadband: Simoco Launches Vehicle as a Node Solution for Public Safety

The VR-950, a combined multi-bearer router and onboard computer, effectively turns the response...

Forging New Horizons — The Road Ahead with Hytera

Leading PMR provider Hytera is actively evolving its product development strategy to shape and...

Simoco to Launch P25 Phase 2 for SDM Mobile Radio at Comms Connect

The proven multi-bearer platform upgrade opens up greater choice for public safety customers in...

  • All content Copyright © 2024 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd