Audax – a Plymouth, UK-based body-worn video (BWV) company – has won a number of major contracts to supply Vietnam’s military and police forces with thousands of its BWV cameras. So far, Audax has shipped 2,000 cameras with another 2,500 to shipped before Christmas.

Adam Liardet, Audax’s managing director, said: “Following a successful two year procurement selection process, the military and police in Vietnam are rolling out thousands of our cameras.”

“I am proud our ‘Secured By Design’ product excellence is recognised by our partners in Vietnam who selected us because of our international reputation and ‘evidentially’ secure cameras."

"With a large front record button this makes the devices simpler to use, and unlike other cameras used by some UK Police forces, the video review screen is on the rear of the camera so it is not as easily damaged. It has a longer life battery, can be used in the dark as it has built in IR lamps, has in built GPS for location pinpointing and is both significantly lighter and more robust so it can cope with the climate,” he said.

“Our products are designed to be secure so evidence can’t be manipulated or tampered with, and they protect members of the public just as much as they protect officers from false allegations,” Liardet added.

He also highlighted the Vietnamese government’s strong commitment towards creating a favourable business environment and tackling corruption and the country’s status as one of the most progressive in South East Asia – giving its stance on LGBT rights as an example.

Audax won the “Communications Systems Award” at the Counter Terror Business awards and the “Most Innovative in Security Technology” award at the Innovation & Excellence Awards 2019.It is a member of Made in Britain (The register of British Manufacturers) and a member of British APCO – it will be exhibiting at the BAPCO Annual Conference & Exhibition 2020.

Author: Sam Fenwick