Saturday, April 08, 2017

Free Taser-Cams!

  • TASER International is changing its name to Axon and offering a free body camera to every police officer in the United States.

    In a press release, Axon says it will provide body camera supporting hardware, software, data storage, training, and support to police departments free of cost for one year.

    Axon’s offer to law enforcement agencies includes:

    * One body camera per sworn officer
    * Digital evidence data storage for one year
    * Two mounts per officer
    * Docking station to securely upload body camera footage
    * Access to the full Axon Academy online training library

    “We believe these cameras are more than just tools to protect communities and the officers who serve them,” says Axon founder and CEO Rick Smith in a statement. “They also hold the potential to change police work as we know it, by seamlessly collecting an impartial record and reducing the need for endless paperwork.”
Of course, the eventual cloud/storage fees are the catch.

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49 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

$80/month storage fees per camera.

4/08/2017 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will need another when free one is inventoried with my cell phone

4/08/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would that deal ace out a certain vendor the City uses for its electronic purchases?

4/08/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger FOP Genius said...

Forget Rahm. Alert Dean Angelo. He'll sign us up. After all he was in favor of body cams and offered testimony in Springfield about how great they are. This coming from a guy who hasn't worked the street in more than a decade. Maybe he read about them in a book.

And doesn't a certain newly elected FOP VP work for this company and/or Taser? No conflict of interest there. Think he'll be looking out for our best interests or maybe his own?

4/08/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the replacement cameras, batteries, chargers, and software upgrades.

4/08/2017 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does their definition of officers include the white shirts?

4/08/2017 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taser/Axom doesn't give ANYTHING away for free! They make a TON of money! Wait until those unsuspecting LE agencies see how much those DATA FEES add up to!

4/08/2017 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is always a catch, but what a deal.

4/08/2017 01:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So then our tax $ go to waste somewhere else... yeah

4/08/2017 02:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free? How will the Alderscum & Rahm make any money on that?

4/08/2017 02:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw you Taser or Axon or whatever the hell your name is...

4/08/2017 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tazer's use of force is what caused body cams. Now their the company providing them. Weird how that works. Did Glock create and provideo tazers???

4/08/2017 02:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reduce endless paperwork?
Not on CPD..... there's an ever growing amount of nonsensical paperwork required on this department.

4/08/2017 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago will choose a vendor that will cost double the norm and has 10 year old -outdated technology. Then the business will close its doors forever.

4/08/2017 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only "docking station" I want is with The Keesing Bandit!!

"Now dock with me, you fool!"

4/08/2017 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A camera sounds good. Let ghetto fools try to dispute the real footage on their CR complaints.

4/08/2017 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Terry McG said...

Give 'em the razors, sell 'em the blades.

4/08/2017 07:01:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Two mounts per officer? Where do I sign up?

I have to sit down now. I think I am going to get a case of the vapors.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

4/08/2017 07:03:00 AM  
Blogger Tombstone courage said...

We had 400 cars in our last contract. Maybe we can negotiate 9,000 free cameras!

4/08/2017 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retirement can't come soon enough. Screw this City. Better yet, screw the whole State.

4/08/2017 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CITY OF CHICAGO LABORER Full-time
Salary: $40.20/hour
Job Posting:Apr 7, 2017 | Requisition ID:288679

Apply|Add to My Job Cart


Another reason why Chicago is going broke. $83K+ per year for starting LABORER

4/08/2017 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they should be offered to every mayor, senator and Congressman in Illinois first.

4/08/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new. You buy a glucometer in a drugstore
for $80.00, with a mail-in $80.00 coupon, so the meter
is essentially free. The drug companies charge you for
the testing strips. That's where they make their money.
Some asshole MBA at Axon got a promotion over stealing
that business model.

4/08/2017 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The price of the CLOUD will be astronomical!

4/08/2017 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not just the fees, but support in general will get you. When your mount has a problem...$$$, when your camera stops turning on...$$$, when it's damaged beyond repair and you need a new one...$$$$$$$ Tech is made now to NOT last very long, let's say around 1 year in normal conditions. Plus Flash type memory has a limited lifespan. It's long but I bet they didn't use the best kind. The constant R/W to the memory will wear down.

4/08/2017 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a scam

you can buy for 80$ 2 tera-bytes of storage that is portable. (1000 hours of video)

You could fit approximately 500 hours worth of movies on one terabyte. Assuming each movie is roughly 120 minutes long, that would be about 250 movies.

Then the asshats need to pass a law on a reasonable amount of time to hold the info.

so figure 9000 patrol officer a day (gigantic stretch)
each work 8 hours we will even say the cameras on the whole time
72,000 hours of video each day of storage.

144 tb a day.
365 days in year
52560 tb a year of storage.

The City has so much fricking paperwork they should have their own server farm with storage!

4/08/2017 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kodak used to give away cameras........the film and processing fees were where the money was.
Sounds like nothing much has changed.

4/08/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing ever works out for Chicago. Forget about it !

4/08/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Free? Nothing is free. If it sounds to good to be true, it's a scam.

4/08/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. "Razor blade" model of marketing.
The handle is cheap, we get you with the razor refills...

4/08/2017 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Chicago will choose a vendor that will cost double the norm and has 10 year old -outdated technology. Then the business will close its doors forever.

4/08/2017 03:30:00 AM
Instead of taking the latest technology without any cost to the taxpayer and without any politically connected vendor getting rich selling outdated technology, cmon now its the "Shitcago way".

4/08/2017 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't nothing free when rahmmy and his fifty thieves are involved.....

4/08/2017 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Crap - *Free stuff!
I'm going to postpone my retirement now !

(* Mr. Haney's Cloud Service - Purveyors, Planners, Consultants of Communication, InfoTechnology, WiFi and other fine stuff.
not formerly known as any shill company associated with a former mayor's family member that collected a $700k commission for selling wifi service to a major international airport.)

4/08/2017 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel like a pack mule with all the sh*t they make me carry.

4/08/2017 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bigger question is what elected official or group of officials are getting paid the old Chicago style sneak it in my pocket way? Nothing is ever done for free the cost will be immense and the taxpayers Will as usual be on the hook for multi millions of dollars it is the Chicago way!

4/08/2017 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing around here is free..... unless you're a Link card abusing leech.

4/08/2017 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does their definition of officers include the white shirts?

4/08/2017 12:42:00 AM

They don't decide who wears body cams. The department decides. As far as white shirts go in Chicago, sergeants are wearing the cams too. Anything above that, good luck... except for when Fuckhead Ed pretended he was going to wear one to show us that he's "one of the guys" or whatever publicity stunt nonsense he was going for. The idea of the cameras is to capture interactions between the police and the public during law enforcement types of situations. You're not going to get bosses recording their meetings with the mayor, aldertards, Jamals, etc. Give up on the idea that some boss is going to just decide to wear a body camera to one of those meetings and record it. Even if they were wearing them, that shit wouldn't get recorded. Would it be great to see the massive corruption and ineptitude on video? Sure. Is it ever going to happen? Not a chance.

4/08/2017 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not free if the department decides to keep them for a year. After the year, whatever department that does keep them has to pay $400 for each cam as well as $200 for the charger. Plus, taser international starring a retired supernintendo... uh, i mean Axon (to hide the connected trail), will only charge $80 A MONTH to store the data for EACH camera. That all adds up to a lot of dough for hillar.... uh, i mean Axon. It is a clever sales ploy to almost force some departments into getting "free" cameras, but definitely not free.

4/08/2017 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/08/2017 03:30:00 AM

Where or when does the daley/venecko connection come in?

4/08/2017 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a bonus, all spawn of CPD exempts get a job at Taser/Axion

4/08/2017 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See body cam. New narrative

4/08/2017 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, it is almost like someone took a crack dealers business model and made it their own!
Get em hooked, and then reel em in!
Cha Ching!

Many will do it too - and then expect Big Daddy Trump to toss some fund their way down the road so he ain't blamed for the LOSS of body cameras, er for taking them away!! Gee, what a wonderful country this is eh?

I suggest the coppers' unions negotiate a clause stating CLEARLY that NO FUNDS piad toward PENSIONS can be used for this coming debacle....I can see the tie being made already and I hope others can too.

4/08/2017 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
4/08/2017 03:30:00 AM

Where or when does the daley/venecko connection come in?

4/08/2017 02:38:00 PM

Nope..........Hilliard is with Taser International.

4/08/2017 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap - *Free stuff!
I'm going to postpone my retirement now !

(* Mr. Haney's Cloud Service - Purveyors, Planners, Consultants of Communication, InfoTechnology, WiFi and other fine stuff.
not formerly known as any shill company associated with a former mayor's family member that collected a $700k commission for selling wifi service to a major international airport.)

4/08/2017 12:12:00 PM


Mr. Haney?
NYAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

So Ralph and Alf are the "service techs"?

Y'all Cops is funny.

4/08/2017 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CITY OF CHICAGO LABORER Full-time
Salary: $40.20/hour
Job Posting:Apr 7, 2017 | Requisition ID:288679

Apply|Add to My Job Cart


Another reason why Chicago is going broke. $83K+ per year for starting LABORER


Hahahaha. I just applied submitting a bullshit resume. If I get it Im gone.

4/08/2017 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger chuckwalla said...

It's just the old ink jet printer scam. Below cost printer and long term revenue from over priced ink. Or cloud in this example.

4/08/2017 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for reference regarding the storage. If the city were to pay the current rate for bulk storage through google cloud storage they would save millions of dollars compared to the $80.00 a month for each camera axon wants to charge for storage.

Here are some numbers based on a p.o. wearing the higest def camera (1080p @ 30 fps) and working 20 days a month (highest average for 4 & 2 schedule). With an estimated recording time of 4 hours per tour (another high estimate) that would equate to 20 gb per day. That is 400 gb a month. Using the current google rate that is available to the public ($0.004 per 1gb) the total cost of storage is $1.60 a month per camera. Multiply these numbers to represent the whole department on a yearly basis and the amount of money that would be wasted to pay axon for storage becomes criminally obscene. Why would the city pay axon $80.00 a month..or $960 a year per camera (they are not shared... each officer has their own) when storage through google would cost them $19.20 a year per camera??? It is a blatant ripoff scam to funnel taxpayer money to connected companies. That is how the machines wheels keep turning.

Google cloud storage is used as an example as it is easy for anyone to look up. There are other companies that deal strictly with mass data storage that would surely give the city a discount.

4/08/2017 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem-reaction-solution! Look it up!

4/09/2017 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Docking stations!

Count me in, Taser hunks!

4/09/2017 07:06:00 PM  

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